Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

On Thomas’s Destination: Austin Family: Craig Manson over at Geneablogie has started a new meme which I think is important since it gets the surnames in my genealogy research info out into the blogosphere.  As Craig put it: “List the surnames you are researching and the general localities. Then tell the names of your “Most …

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I was wandering around Footnote and decided to check the Texas Death Records database. I check it every few weeks, looking for new additions. Guess who I found? My 3rd great-grandmother Susan William Lee Martin’s 1918 death certificate! Oops, just found my great-grandfather John T Stanley’s death certificate, too! If anyone has relatives who died …

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Remember Wordle, the neat little program for generating “word clouds” that we all played with a few months ago? Well, here is the Gettysburg Address, Wordle-style! From 21stCenturyAbe.org: Lincoln was born two hundred years ago. Happy birthday Abe! But why are we in the 21st century still obsessed with this 19th-century man? We find Abe …

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In November, I posted the wonderful news about a soon-to-be new leaf on my family tree. Everything is going very well. Debbie still carries her little blue bucket (around-the-clock morning sickness!), but otherwise she’s doing great. My new grandchild is due July 18th. Last week she was to have a sonogram done to find out …

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