12 Step Program for Genealogists

Child #2 tells me I am a genealogy addict. I counter with my attendance of meetings, ostensibly looking for a cure. Child patiently explains the concept of 12 step programs; they are supposed to help one kick a habit, not provide another fix. After some thought, I developed my own 12 Step Program. Rather than looking for…

Our Genealogical Love Affair

Before Husband and I were married, I asked him how much he knew about his family tree. Little did he know how important his answer would be! Because I am addicted to family history research. On the rare occasions I become bored with one branch of my family tree, another branch quickly steps in with…

Kane County Courthouse

My recent visit to the Geneva History Museum was not my first attempt to find the final resting place of my 3rd-great-grandmother Helena Tolf. I’ve mailed death certificate requests to Kane County on several occasions over the years, each time hoping a different clerk would get the request and find this elusive record. All attempts…