Researching your Family Tree can be a fascinating but overwhelming undertaking. With today’s technology it is easier than ever to find out where your ancestors came from. But with all of that information out there it might seem daunting to begin. Fear not! I have some tips from my own experience to help you get […]
Cowan Family History
Have I lost my mind to go back to trying to write a blog every day for the next month after 5 months off? Probably. But with my little guy back in school full time 5 days a week I hope I might have a bit more time than last year when he was out at […]
I have seven first cousins on my mother’s side and until this week I had never met any of them! Three grew up in Texas and the other four in South Carolina then Kansas. I have never made it to see any of them. But this week two of them came to visit us with their spouses […]
Nettie Ruth Cowan on her engagement day After 98 years on this earth, my Grandmother Nettie Ruth Cowan Smith passed away yesterday. She went in her sleep, is no longer in pain, and can hopefully now remember us all. For the last 3 -4 years she hasn’t remembered any of us. Alzheimer’s sucks. It was tough for all of […]
It is cold and drizzly today. Perfect weather for some Beef Stew with Guinness (in the crock pot since this morning) and curling up under a quilt. I have some beautiful quilts that have been made with love by my family. Which, if you have been reading my last few posts has been the theme of my […]
As I said on Monday, I just signed up with Ancestry.com to do some family research. They are not paying me to write this, but if they want to give me a few free months of membership I’ll take it! This family history stuff is addicting. You type in a few names and then they […]
Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967 – first hand account of the Chena River Flood in Fairbanks, Alaska in August 1967 and it’s aftermath.