Month: May 2016

Brick Walls

Joseph Geissler: Are Funeral Paper Neighbors Connected

The mystery of my 3rd great-grandfather has many parts to investigate. Here’s another installment of that investigation. In 2011, my distant Geiszler cousin theorized that perhaps there is no evidence to corroborate the story that Cousin Margie Geiszler Wasson told William Joseph Geiszler. Henry’s father* was on horse back and rode into Ft. Hayes. Guard […]

Read More
Scrapbooking

Power Scrapbooking through 2015

Howdy y’all. 2016 has kept me super busy. Writing projects, teaching workshops, serving in my church, tracking down new genealogy leads, all in addition to raising my family. The one project that I haven’t completed yet is my annual “Year in Review” scrapbook for our family. Thankfully, I have practiced my Power Scrapbooking method for years […]

Read More
Ten Quick tips to improve your gravestone photographs
Gravestone photos

Top Ten Tombstone Photography Tips

A great photo has the power to elicit deep emotions. A great tombstone photograph has the power to turn on the tear faucet and melt the heart. You could get to a cemetery and snap a few photos for yourself or for a service like BillionGraves or FindAGrave without much thought or preparation. And your […]

Read More
Evaluate Family Legends
Brick Walls
Genealogy 201

Evaluating a Family Story for Accuracy

In genealogy, we encounter stories that seem amazing, but we have to stop and ask, are they true? Read one family story and learn how to evaluate it for accuracy. The follow handwritten account references the death of my 3rd great grandfather, Joseph Geißler. This legend has been handed down through the generations. The story reads: […]

Read More