Easter Traditions

Our family, like many other families throughout the country, celebrated Easter with several traditions. Growing up in the 1950′s it was imperative that we each had new “Easter Outfits.”  These Church clothes were worn only on Sunday and only for Church through spring and into summer.  When school started the dress would become a school…

Oh Susannah! Was this you??

Lancaster County Historical Society is the repository for the old County records, and entering them into the Society’s database is a long, time consuming process.  One person works eight hours a day on this task.  It will take years to finish it.   A couple of Saturdays ago, when I was volunteering at the Historical…

Basic Research Records

When you start to research a family or person, what do you consider the “most important” records?  Where do you go first?  Which do you put the most faith in? If you’re like most you start on the internet and probably Ancestry.com, don’t you?  Census records?  Yes, of course you should go there ~ if…

What I get from Volunteering. . .

The neat thing about volunteers is we get to chose where we want to volunteer!  I’ve volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, a Kindergarten Classroom, United Way and different Historical Societies, and have received untold blessings from each one of them!  The people and their stories are probably what I enjoy the most. This…

99 Things Meme

Another Meme has hit the circuits and I participated this time ~  Highlighted in red = I’ve done it! Italized=I’d like to do it Ignored=never happened; never will happen! 1. Started your own blog. (have 4 of ‘em) 2. Slept under the stars. (love, love, love camping!!) 3. Played in a band.  4. Visited Hawaii. (yessir!  I was born there!) 5. Watched…