A New Project – The Judkins and the Coburns

Welcome back to this space, loves! So, it’s obviously been a while since I posted on here about anything genealogically related. As anyone will attest, life sometimes steers us more than we steer it. Now that I’ve been able to take the reins back, I’m working on a few different projects. One of the most

March Birthdays

How is March almost past us already? It doesn’t really seem…real. But, it’s true. The snow is melting, the stream is flooding, and chickens are driving me crazy with how often they feel the need to sing the song of their people. Given that the month is almost over, I thought it would be better

February Birthdays

When you’re researching your ancestors, you always come across a time period where there are people you have actually met and others you would have liked to have known. This month’s birthday celebrations are a mixture of such. First up, happy birthday to my Maternal Grandmother, Louise! (Or as we called her, Grammy Vaughn.) There

Uncle David Wayne Vaughn

While I never had a chance to meet my uncle, as he passed before he was even two years old, I felt the need this year to commemorate his birthday. If all goes well, this summer I’ll go out to the cemetery where he, his brother, and my grandparents lie and replace the gravel around

Transcribing a Gold Mine

When I first started looking into the Judkins side of my family, I realized that a lot of the family members were from Weld, so, naturally, I stared looking for the vital record for Weld, Maine, online. They were there, but they weren’t tagged, transcribed, or quickly searchable by any means. I decided if I

Emma M. Place’s divorce from William H. Wing

One of the prompts in the #52Ancestors challenge had to do with “courting.” Partakers were given the ability to decide what form of “courting” they wanted to look on, whether it be court documents and the like or romantic courting. I decided to hit a bit of a middle road: courting when post-courting goes array.

The Search for Julia – Part III

As I’ve shared in The Search of Julia and The Search for Julia – Part II, I’m on the hunt to find one of my 3rd great-grandmothers. She has been a brick wall in my research for a while now, and I figure sharing some of the tactics I use to try to scour out

The Search For Julia – Part II

(I promise, no cheesy shoe metaphors this time!) So, as I shared in The Search For Julia, one of the projects I’m currently working on is trying to track down the lineage of my 3rd great-grandmother, Julia Light. Julia was born in 1819/20 somewhere in Maine. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a copy of

The Search For Julia Light

Have you ever lost something? Like a book or a shoe, and no matter how long you look for it, you just can’t find it? Then, one day, as if by magic or the Universe clicking into place, it miraculously shows up. You should feel a huge sign of a relief that you finally found

Ancestor Hide and Seek

Some people are lucky in the way that their families were so involved with their town that it seems every newspaper had a picture of at least one aunt, uncle, or sibling. The Simard family, on my paternal side, is nothing of the sort. In documents I seen thus far, shared online by the town

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