Category Archives: Tracy Family Research and Stories

Surname Saturday – Tracy Family

This is the first “Surname Saturday”  post I have done so I thought I would begin with the Surname I have spent the most time researching.  The Tracy family.  My branch of the Tracy family lived predominantly in the York, … Continue reading

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Family Summaries

In preparing to write my great American Story I have been writing “Family Summaries” or “Character Sketches” of all the family members I plan to include in my book. I use all of the research I have and just write … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – Family Legacy

I think part of why I love studying my family history is because I love seeing the strong legacy they have left for their descendants.  I look at the way they lived their lives; standing through adversity, staying loyal to … Continue reading

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If My Descendants Were to Write about Me

Recently, I had a conversation with someone who questioned my desire to write about our shared ancestors. How could I really know what a person went through and why? I think the real worry was that I would write something … Continue reading

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An Immigrant’s Journey

My great great great grandfather, Joseph Rusler started for America in 1852.  He left a wife and three young children in Baden, Germany.  The trip should have taken about eight to twelve weeks .  He traveled on a sailing vessel, … Continue reading

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Textbook Autographs

I collect really old textbooks.  They aren’t worth much money but what makes my collection special to me is that most of them I inherited from my Grandma Gotcher who was a school teacher in a one room schoolhouse.  What … Continue reading

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Planning a Family Reunion from afar

Along with my interest in Genealogy I have a desire to plan family reunions.  I have always been a planner.  I go through each step in my head dozens of time, mentally checking off lists. I have started planning a … Continue reading

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Land Records, Plats, and Grants

During my recent genealogy research trip I discovered a new “favorite” record type.  The land patent or grant, Land Records and Land Plats are a wealth of interesting information.  After linking these three records for my great great grandfather’s farm … Continue reading

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Genealogy Road Trip Account

I have been so busy since getting back from my roadtrip I haven’t had time to sort out and assimilate all of the information I gathered.  So for this blog I will tell you about the trip itself.  We left … Continue reading

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Porting over from the blog I got locked out of.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010 Wish List There are 2 things I am anxiously awaiting. The MAC version of FamilyTree Maker due out sometime this year and the 1940 census to be released in April of 2011! Posted by Rosanna at … Continue reading

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