Confessions of a Tree Copier

Yup, that was me. The person who swooped in and copied your family tree, word for word. I took your data and called it my own. I’m only now understanding what a colossal bad idea this was, and I’m slowly but surely cleaning up my mess. I’m going back in and actually doing the research … Continue

Dad

My dad died six days ago. I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around all of it. He was here and then he wasn’t and it just sucks so much. What’s worse, in my mind, is knowing that as a genealogist, I have to update the various websites. I don’t want to, but I … Continue

of the North!

i have this bizarre habit of reading death notices and obituaries. i’ve done this for years. no real reason why, other than pure fascination and gossip fodder. tonight as i was reading them, i realized that so many people’s names are boring. generic. easy to blend into a crowd of other boring names. i never … Continue