My Common Ancestor with General Nathanael Greene

My Common Ancestor with General Nathanael Greene

General Nathanael Greene A few days ago, I shared the story of my Beals ancestors' involvement in the aftermath of the Battle of New Garden during the Revolutionary War. Thomas and Sarah (Antrim) Beals--both prominent Quakers in North Carolina--adhered to a strictly-pacifist interpretation of the Christian faith, but after the fighting had ended, the Beals [...]

Photos Through the Generations

Photos Through the Generations

I've scanned dozens and dozens of boxes of family photos over the years--most of which belong to my grandfather, an only child and the last member of our Kuznicki line--but I've never paused to consider how many photos I have for each line of my family tree. Randy Seaver--the writer and genealogist behind Genea-Musings--asks us [...]

Mayflower Ancestors

Mayflower Ancestors

What I love most about genealogy is chasing a story: searching through forgotten archives, connecting with distant cousins and sharing family photos and favorite memories. I love adding up the small details--newspaper clippings and pension applications, journal entries and land purchases--to write the story of my family tree. When I first started researching my genealogy, [...]