20 Sensational Double Wedding Ring Quilt Ideas

I so admire quilters who come up with amazing color combinations! I guess I didn't get that creative gene, so I look elsewhere for inspiration. These 20 sensational double wedding ring quilt ideas will help anyone come up with color and design ideas. 1. Here's a Bali Wedding Star color selection from Judy Niemeyer's quiltworx.com. … Continue reading 20 Sensational Double Wedding Ring Quilt Ideas

20 Inspiring Ideas for Mariner’s Compass Quilts

Playing around with Electric Quilt 8 - I love teal and brown together. So, I'm in love with mariner's compass quilts, but I've never pieced triangles. Mariner's compass quilts go back 300 years. Foundation paper piecing is what makes them do-able, but how did they piece all those angles and points before foundation paper piecing? … Continue reading 20 Inspiring Ideas for Mariner’s Compass Quilts

William Thames of Clayton County, Georgia (1796-1892)

William left some clues for us in 1877 William is one of the early Thames men for whom we don't know parentage, exactly, but evidence points to him being the son of Thomas Thames (son of Joseph Thames and Martha Newberry) by his first wife (name unknown). Because he was a Union loyalist during the … Continue reading William Thames of Clayton County, Georgia (1796-1892)

Are you missing out on millions of unindexed records on FamilySearch.org?

Yes, there's a ton of free records online at FamilySearch.org that you won't find by using their Search feature. Here's how to find them! These records are primary sources like deeds, court records, probate, tax records, vital records, and the like that haven't been indexed yet and therefore won't show up in a search. Here's … Continue reading Are you missing out on millions of unindexed records on FamilySearch.org?

Why I’m switching to online single-tree sites to record my genealogy research

The background Before Ancestry.com, there was Rootsweb.com. Rootsweb allowed you to upload a gedcom to make it publicly available. And you could do the same thing on the FamilySearch.org website. But you couldn't edit them. Then, in 2006, Ancestry launched the feature allowing individuals to create their own family tree on the website and served … Continue reading Why I’m switching to online single-tree sites to record my genealogy research

Soft, Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm not a big sweets lover, but I do love the peanut butter and chocolate combination. These soft, chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies go together super quick and this recipe will make plenty to share. Soft, Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 cups creamy peanut butter1 cup butter (softened)2 cups sugar1 Tbsp molasses2 … Continue reading Soft, Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whittle Flanagan’s Red Hill in Louisa County, Virginia- a study

Let me just preface this by saying I did not set out to find errors in previously published genealogical work. I simply love maps, history, and genealogical research. But I did find an error, and below are the results of my research. The land grant map below was prepared in DeedMapper (Direct Line Software) using … Continue reading Whittle Flanagan’s Red Hill in Louisa County, Virginia- a study