Category Archives: Genealogy

Mark your calendars for my Catholic Genealogy webinar

The newly announced 2017 webinar schedule for Legacy Family Tree includes my debut presentation for Legacy: Finding Your Roots in Catholic Recordsto go live on December 6, 2017. 

As I will share in this free webinar, Catholic genealogical research has a depth unequaled by any other record group. The documents of the Catholic Church chronicle important events in the lives of members and can provide the key to uncovering otherwise impenetrable family mysteries. I plan to guide webinar attendees as they make plans to explore the lives of ancestors through sacramental records, additional Church records, and other Catholic sources. Join me for this introduction into Catholic genealogy which will include an overview of traditional and often-overlooked documents and research strategies that will help you dig into your Catholic roots.

Register now for Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records. In the meantime, if you need some guidance on Catholic genealogical research, purchase my Legacy Family Tree QuickGuide™ on Catholic Genealogy (available as a PDF download or for Amazon Kindle).


Welcomed by the City of Brotherly Love

It was great fun to make a trip to the Keystone State just a few months after having my 3rd great-grandparents Patrick and Ann Cowhey designated within the First Families program through the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP). My kids and I drove straight to Philadelphia from the National History Day contest awards ceremony in… Continue Reading

All I Really Needed to Know About Genealogy I Learned in Kindergarten

Well, not exactly. But it got me off to a great start! If you are in the Philadelphia area on Thursday, June 18, please join me at the Third Thursday meeting of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. I’ll be presenting a back-to-basics look at the genealogical research process using Robert Fulgham‘s well-known essay and examples… Continue Reading

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