Update – Keeping the Faith

Hello, Dear Readers,

I have many things going on in my personal life right now, which has made it virtually impossible to focus on finishing articles that I have in the works. Brain isn’t functioning as it usually does.

Don’t give up. Keep the faith. I’ll be back as soon as possible.

In the works are articles on using Find A Grave as a source, my JUDGE ancestry (primary writer my cousin Micki Jacobson), my ancestor Martha BLUE, my ancestor Joseph H. VIRKLER, and others in my mind but not begun.

Thanks for your patience.


Becoming Certified?

When I was just out of high school, I became involved in genealogical research. I started with my maternal family’s JOHNSON history. There was good information to go on, including a family tale of the 1840 move from Iredell County, North Carolina, to Hancock County, Indiana, as told by Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN to her grandchildren. At the time of the move, she was 7 years old.

dreamcloud2Everything genealogy kept me entertained back then. I was young. I was motivated. I had caught the bug. It seemed like nothing could stop me. I bought 3-ring binders whenever they were on sale because I knew I would need them. I had package upon package of lined notebook paper and notebook dividers. Continue reading

Diggin’ Up Graves – Favorite Posts of 2014 and 2015

Diggin’ Up Graves – Favorite Posts of 2014 and 2015

I began this blog as a response to Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, which began on 1 January 2014. The name, “Diggin’ Up Graves,” is courtesy of my former spouse who, when I would be online researching genealogy, would ask me if I was “diggin’ up graves” again. Continue reading

Lightening up…

Thank you for the support I received last week after I shared. Things are lightening up. My loved one is home and his pneumonia has healed. He only needs oxygen at night, and he is breathing a lot better.


Today’s moon, from moonconnection.com

A friend and her cousin cleaned my house for me (what a relief), my back is feeling somewhat better (I haven’t moved much), and all pets seem healthy for now.

I have multiple posts on ancestors which I have started. Perhaps I can finish one.