Aquí hay una vida que vivir

Aquí hay una vida que vivir

So, I'm back. Again. Life update? I've spent the past few weeks conducting a seemingly-endless stream of video chats and figuring out what works best for my students, their learning styles and their families' schedules (and what doesn't). I'm trying my hand at teaching "central message" for the first time--for the first time online, too--and [...]

New Year, New Site

New Year, New Site

A photo from my trip to Buffalo over Labor Day weekend--the leaves outside this café/bookshop on Elmwood caught my eye and inspired my site's logo. I'm a teacher. In training. I've referenced my teaching job in a half-dozen posts on the blog before--in posts highlighting the stories of my schoolteacher ancestors or reflecting on the post-graduation [...]

Feeling Grateful

Feeling Grateful

Back in May, I was a recent college graduate who started a genealogy blog in the midst of applying for teaching positions, moving out of an apartment and studying to take the Praxis. Life was hectic and stressful and confusing, and I needed to find a way to take my mind off of these competing [...]

Three Reasons to Hire Applegate Genealogy

Three Reasons to Hire Applegate Genealogy

When is it Time to Hire a Genealogist? Time Constraints Researching your family tree is time-intensive, and it's difficult to set aside an hour or two for research amid ever-changing work, family and school schedules. And while census records are available online, many primary source documents--such as birth, marriage and death records--are only available in [...]