Archive for 'Genealogy'
Winding Down

Winding Down

Posted 11 November 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy, Travels | 4 Comments

We left on this journey June 30th.  Now that we’re over four months in…and on our way home…I think I would opt for a shorter trip next time.  Not to say that we haven’t seen some incredible things…we have. There have been some great genealogy finds for me.  The quilt show in Houston was an [...]

History … all in our lifetime

History … all in our lifetime

Posted 19 October 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Genealogy, Video | No Comments

We are in Montgomery, Alabama.  Durry is spending a couple of days doing genealogical research at the State Archives.   After we parked the trailer at the RV park, we went into the city center to do a little sight-seeing.  We walked through the Capital and walked by the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and the Civil [...]

Great great great great great Grandad’s Church

Great great great great great Grandad’s Church

Posted 07 October 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy | 2 Comments

Sunday I did something I bet most of you have never done.  I attended services in the church my G-g-g-g-g Grandfather Matthias House attended. This church was organized in 1717 for and by Germans who had moved to this area just outside Madison, VA.  The church was built in 1740 and added to over the [...]

Maryland History

Maryland History

Posted 30 September 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Fiber Arts, Genealogy, HCHS, Travels | 3 Comments

Those of us at the Humboldt County Historical Society were rightly proud of our facility, the Barnum House.  The Historical Society of Frederick Maryland has a pretty nice facility of their own. Earlier this week I spent the day in their library.  I had a great visit, doing some serious genealogical work.  There was a [...]

Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Posted 27 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Scenery, Travels | No Comments

Actually, I had hoped to do this more than weekly, but it was a week ago today we were in Oberlin, OH and that was the last post.  We went to their farmer’s market (not so great) and then went in to Cleveland to have a look around. I’ve only been through a couple of [...]

Genealogy Meccas

Genealogy Meccas

Posted 19 August 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Genealogy, HCHS | 8 Comments

When we first started this trip there were a few places I wanted to visit, mainly for the purpose of following up on some genealogical questions I had.  But what has happened is I’ve stumbled onto the genealogical mecca tour, quite by accident. Our first stop on this magical genealogical tour was the ultimate repository, [...]

Genealogy and Food

Genealogy and Food

Posted 14 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy | 4 Comments

I really expected to post more frequently than I have.  Things get in the way.  Some times we have no coverage…sometimes it gets late…sometimes I get lazy…a lot of times I get lazy…more often than not I get to planning the next day’s adventures and find that it’s time for bed.  I could tell you [...]

International Falls

International Falls

Posted 23 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Friends, Genealogy, HCHS, Scenery | 3 Comments

We came here because there was a National Park I wanted to visit, mainly because it was out of the way and relatively new (1975), Voyageurs. I’d read a little about it, mainly concerning the timber wolves that roam the park’s islands and peninsula.  I wasn’t prepared for the stunning beauty and the history associated [...]

First Times at Skyline High

First Times at Skyline High

Posted 09 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 1 Comment

I lived in Salt Lake City from about 1964 until I graduated from Skyline high school in 1966.  In that time, you would think a peripatetic family like ours would have visited and viewed everything of interest in the area.  On this trip to SLC I’ve visited several venues for the first time ever. Last [...]

It’s a Whole New Day

It’s a Whole New Day

Posted 21 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 7 Comments

We’re about a week and a half away from the Great Departure.  It seems like I’ve been making this trip for the last four or five months…going over the maps, looking at the camping books, measuring the driving days, looking at the area’s attractions, checking the campgrounds, going back over the maps, thinking about the [...]