Nancy Massey Tag

On your ancestor hunts, have you ever wished someone would invent a time machine so that you could travel back in time to visit with your ancestor and ask a few pertinent questions?  I have a list of questions that I would like my ancestors...

Family History Day at HEPL By: Nancy Massey Next month, October, is Family History Month, time to jumpstart that ancestor hunt! To celebrate this special theme, we are planning an event that will inspire and encourage you to explore and research your ancestry. Why? Because researching and remembering...

By Nancy Massey As you research your Indiana ancestor, you may want to know more about the county in which he/she resided. We don’t have all the Indiana county histories but we do have access to a subscription database called Archives Unbound.  This database gives us access...

By Nancy Massey Summertime is a great time to start researching your family history. Well, to be honest, anytime is a great time to start.  Once you have caught that interest in exploring your family’s history, you might wonder where to begin your journey of discovery. ...

Remembering Our Fallen Ancestors on Memorial Day By: Nancy Massey Recently our genealogy roundtable shared stories and photos of some of our fallen ancestors. Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first called, is the day to visit our cemeteries and put flowers or U. S. flags on...

Searching US Federal Census Records By: Nancy Massey Five or six years ago, I made a genealogy goal to find every one of my ancestors on each census record taken during their lifetime.  Why would I do that you might wonder?  Federal census records can have a wealth...

Researching Mrs. Dr. Wheeler By: Nancy Massey Goodness! February is fast coming to a close!  Next month is Women’s History month.  What better way to celebrate than to honor your female ancestor by researching her lifestory.  Discover resources and search techniques when you attend Researching Your Female Ancestoron...

Digitizing Family Photos By: Nancy Massey Holidays often bring families together for fun times, great meals, and opportunities to take family photos. I love photos! I love taking them, looking at them, and making sure they will last longer than my lifetime. My granddaughters inherited that gene.  I...

Family Stories: Fact or Fiction By: Nancy Massey I had an uncle who was not only the unofficial family historian but who told the best family stories. Each time he told a story about a family ancestor, he embellished it from the last time he told it. When I...

Have You Visited the Indiana Room Webpage? By: Nancy Massey Well, if you are reading this blog; then the answer is yes!  However, there is more to the Indiana Room webpage than this blog. Let’s take a quick look. First, you will find a description and location of...