The Harrell Family and the Mehitibel Mess

My Harrell Family roots My husband will tell you that I have spent several hours every day during the past 2-3 weeks consumed with researching my Harrell Family line. He is correct that I have done little else during this time. It seemed that the more I browsed and read whatever I could find online about this family, the more confused I became. There were just too many family members with the same given names Read More …

Evidence Explained and the Shootout in Oklahoma Territory

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post was originally submitted as homework to DearMyrtle‘s ESM’s QuickLessons Study Group on 22 Mar 2016. OuickLesson 2: Sources vs. Information vs. Evidence vs. Proof What do you think? Does the man in the photo look like a killer? Hopefully, QuickLesson 2 will guide me through a process that will help me better understand a harrowing event in my great-grandfather’s life. In first half of QuickLesson 2, Ms. Shown Mills offers descriptions Read More …

I’m a Big Fan!

Baseball and ancestors For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge baseball fan. I love everything about “the national pastime” – playing the game, going to games, visiting stadiums, playing fantasy baseball, collecting memorabilia, etc. I enjoy the game so much that I used to list it as my only hobby. But that changed in 2014. Since then, I have also become a big fan of genealogy. Now, in addition to the various forms of my baseball addiction, I Read More …