We CAN Remember!

Last month I posted the death certificate of Anton Smihal, which said, “Can Not Remember” when listing the name of his mother. I was very happy to be able to connect the living descendant of this family to their Czechs in the old country a few days later, and of course I started writing a Read more about We CAN Remember![…]

RootsTech 2017: DAY THREE, or Catholics and Mormons have a LOT in common

Today was both the first day that we made it to the keynote speaker (extremely inspiring and emotional! Of course the tears were flowing freely!) and also the first day I had a real, filling, substantial, delicious meal! You cannot get good Mexican food in my corner of Iowa; I miss real Mexican food from Read more about RootsTech 2017: DAY THREE, or Catholics and Mormons have a LOT in common[…]

Radioactive Carps….aka RootsTech 2017: DAY ZERO

Well, Sondra and I are on our way to RootsTech 2017. This is the world’s largest genealogy conference, and it is going to be really interesting and awesome! Part of me sincerely wonders what I can possibly learn from this conference. Putting it like that sounds really snotty; I assure you, I’m painfully aware of my Read more about Radioactive Carps….aka RootsTech 2017: DAY ZERO[…]

Kysucké Nové Mesto, Slovakia records on FamilySearch

So far I have looked at two Slovakian records, both on FamilySearch. And both of them were cataloged incorrectly. That is a lousy track record! I’m looking for a birth in 1891 for somebody who lived in Čambalovci, so they probably were baptized in Rudina, Nesluša, Kysucké Nové Mesto, etc. The Kysucké Nové Mesto records say Read more about Kysucké Nové Mesto, Slovakia records on FamilySearch[…]