On the Burner: Colonial Ancestry, Part 2

Okay... here's a lull, so here we go. A few things that have piqued my interest as I’ve worked on this for the past few months: I have wondered why/how Marion Woodward Smith’s proven middle name is what it is. She is without a doubt the daughter of DAR patriot Rowley Smith (wife Elizabeth... Howard/Hord? … Continue reading On the Burner: Colonial Ancestry, Part 2

On the Burner: In Pursuit of Early Colonial Ancestry

I’ve been remiss, I admit. I had this post in draft form a month and a half ago! Lots of personal stuff (mostly good, some inevitable life events, some exciting, some travel), then being Regent is pretty much a ¾ to full time job, especially when we were down a critical officer position. Now that … Continue reading On the Burner: In Pursuit of Early Colonial Ancestry

2019 Continental Congress, my Supplemental Count …and a Lead?

Continental Congress: I couldn't go to DC this year - just too much going on here - but I'm watching it when I can via live stream. I learn so much just about procedure and how the big picture works watching the business sessions; it's also seeing the end result of all the chapters' work, … Continue reading 2019 Continental Congress, my Supplemental Count …and a Lead?

Discipulum Emptor, or: an Example as to Why Articles and/or County Histories Need to be Used with Caution

I was looking at collateral lines for my Fitch lines so I could study naming and migration patterns, and I came across the following blurb in a county historical society newsletter: Do you see any glaring errors? This line is of interest to me because these descendants of William Daniel Fitch are double cousins, marrying … Continue reading Discipulum Emptor, or: an Example as to Why Articles and/or County Histories Need to be Used with Caution

Changing Gears, plus Getting It Out the Door This Time, For Real… No, Really.

Well, let’s just say that the first three weeks of being Chapter Regent has been… well, challenging. Some of has been things that are not in anyone’s control, some of it is internal politics, and some of it is just flat-out dumb stuff. This is par for course with any position, volunteer or paid, so … Continue reading Changing Gears, plus Getting It Out the Door This Time, For Real… No, Really.