Emily Brown

As a child I remember being told about a pioneer ancestor of mine who was buried in an unmarked grave in the Logan City Cemetery in Logan, Utah. I thought I knew the general area of the cemetery that her grave is located, but I was way off. In this week’s #52Ancestors post, “In the … More Emily Brown

Thomas Wright Kirby

Thomas Wright Kirby, my great-great grandfather (on my dad’s side), wrote an extensive autobiography. I read a good chunk of it a few weeks ago when I was trying to learn if Grandma Kirby’s house was his. I am determined to find out. In the mean time I am enjoying learning about him. In the … More Thomas Wright Kirby

Richard W. Jewell

This week’s #52Ancestors prompt, “Taxes” has been the most challenging prompt so far. But I have learned quite a bit. Until this week it had never occurred to me to use tax records in genealogical research. That means that in order to do the research I had to first research how to research. Family Tree … More Richard W. Jewell

Lydia Jemima Daines

It’s not easy to find a “Maiden Aunt”, the #52Ancestors prompt for this week, in my family tree. You see, we Mormons are marrying people. However, there are a few. There is no special reason why I chose to study the life of Lydia Jemima Daines. She is simply the first woman I found in … More Lydia Jemima Daines

The Kirby Family Home

Writing about “Grandma Kirby‘s house” is surprisingly difficult. Not emotionally. I have already mourned its loss. The home was sold out of our family in the early 2000s and was torn down in 2013. What makes it difficult is knowing what “facts” I remember are actually true. Between what my parents, my grandma, and my … More The Kirby Family Home