Tuesday’s Tips: Yearbooks

This week, I received an invitation to my high school reunion.  I’ll refrain to say how many years it’s been…I have to leave something to the imagination!  Anyways, it made me all nostalgic and I found myself looking at my old yearbooks.  As I was looking through them, I realized that yearbooks are full of…

Preview: DNA Week

DNA Week is coming and so are classes, stories, and giveaways!  Below is the schedule for DNA Week.  I’ll be posting soon on how to win an AncestryDNA kit and a free 30-minute consultation! I hope to “see” everyone there! Monday – “Am I On the Maury Show?!” The Who, What, and Safety of DNA…

East Tennessee History Fair

If you’re looking for something to do the weekend of August 18th, I highly recommend heading to Knoxville to attend the East Tennessee History Fair.  I had the opportunity to attend a couple of years ago when the Fair was held in conjunction with the First Families of Tennessee reunion.  I have to admit, this…

FB Class: DNA & Why You Should Care

Hey everyone!  The Facebook DNA class is up on the Cool Girl Facebook page.  The class will be on Aug 22nd from 7-8pm (Central).  If you can’t make it “live” that’s okay!  I’ll keep the class open for a few extra days, so feel free to stop by!  Make sure to go to the Facebook…

Wanted: Who’s Coming To Dinner?

To get the Want Ads kicked off, I thought I’d be a little self serving and share a picture that I’ve been struggling with. This picture includes my 2x Great Grandmother, Stella Alice Baker Martin (m. Frank Martin).  She is the second from the left and sitting with her arm on the table.  Stella was…

Who Do I Even Look For??

So you’ve been staring at your Ancestral Chart for a couple of weeks now and trying to figure out just who you picked to win the National Championship.  (Am I the only one who is reminded of March Madness every time I look at an Ancestral Chart?!)  If you are lucky, you’re still a little…

Back To School

It’s that time of year again when everybody is getting ready to head back to school.  I was that kid who loved school.  I’ve always loved to learn, especially when it something that makes my world a little bit bigger. I am a big fan of teachers who use genealogy to not only teach students,…

Throwback Thursday: Just Chill

Since it’s summer, I couldn’t resist using a “throwback” of a picture I found of a cousin sun bathing while on vacation. The above photo is of Geraldine Hobson Goebel, my 3rd cousin 4x removed (on my John “Raccoon” Miller line).  This photograph was in the Chicago Tribune in August of 1938.  Geraldine’s husband, Erwin…

I Found A Twig…Now What…?!

The thought of jumping into your family history can be a bit intimidating.  With so many people and so much information to find, how in the world do you even get started?!  Well, let me help you out a bit.  I’ve come up with just a few suggestions to get you started! Start with what…

Go Vote!

Okay…I’m not talking politics here, I’m taking about a new poll I put up to see which DNA test you prefer (or which one you’d like to try). Polls are posted on both the Facebook page (The Cool Girl’s Guide to Genealogy) and on Twitter (@coolgenealogy). Go vote…and give the page a like/follow!

I’m Gonna Put It In the Want Ads

This week I’m introducing a new section to the site called “The Want Ads”. We’ve all heard the stories of how someone posted a picture of a lost wedding ring in Florida and through the power of social media it made its way back to its original owner in Washington state.  You’ve also probably heard…

You Can Call Me…Maybe…

I couldn’t resist using a song lyric for this post! If you have any questions about research or genealogy in general, do not hesitate to ask!  Also, if you have an event or something you think others need to know that’s going on in the genealogy world, I’d love to help you share it!  Below…

It’s Complicated

I have a love/hate relationship with genealogy.  I like to think of it very much like my dating life.  Everything is going perfect and you feel like the luckiest girl in the world, then…BAM!  That “bam” being a brick wall.  It’s that one thing that you can’t seem to get past.  You are now questioning…

Research Services

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