Good Books

A small polyglot Bible passed down to the author. Last week, the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., was the site of the Inaugural ceremony for the incoming President and Vice President. Those leaders of the Executive branch then in turn swore in new members of the Legislative branch. When taking an oath, it… Continue reading Good Books

Designated by Denomination

Renwick Cargill Smith (1840-1903) 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 3: Namesake Renwick Cargill "Ren" Smith in his Union Army uniform. PROMPT: Are you named for one of your ancestors? Do you have an ancestor who was named for someone else (either in the family or a well-known person?) Renwick Cargill Smith came by… Continue reading Designated by Denomination

Beginnings

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge: Week 1 PROMPT: Who inspired your first search? Who is at the beginning of one of your ancestral lines? Who are you beginning to research this year?  Anna Young Williamson The genesis of my interest in researching my family tree was my daughter who would invariably ask me prior… Continue reading Beginnings