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, [...]

Maria & Mary & Marie

Maria & Mary & Marie

My great-grandmother was Marie Helen Getman; her grandmother was Mary Wilhelmina Mead; her mother was Mary Frances Reinhard; her mother was Maria Wilhelmina Bender; her mother was Maria Magdalena Faaßen; and her grandmother was Maria Catharina Walterich. I guess you could say I descend from a long line of Maria's, Mary's and Marie's. Researching my [...]