Genealogy of the Rigg, Hargleroad, Orchard, Mortensen and Allied Families
There’s a special connection as I hold this handwritten letter in my hand that our great-great-grandma Cornelia Lee Mortensen wrote to our grandma Stell in 1932 to congratulate her on the birth of her new baby Roberta, our mother. . . a connection to women in my life who have had such a tremendous influence […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As I sit here in my extremely comfortable office, it is impossible for me to truly understand the hard work and sacrifice that some of our ancestors endured to follow their faith. Anders Poulson and Bodila Katherine Pedersen Poulson left Denmark in 1852 and gave all they had, endured storms, sickness, hunger, and even the loss […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Just wrote up and added a couple stories to Orchard Family Stories and Research — one is a brief history I put together about Robert Knott Orchard (our Crimean War vet) and Eliza Clay, who were pioneers in two different countries. The other is a transcription of handwritten memories of Robert Clay Orchard by some of his great-grandchildren […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stories give life to our heritage, and I so wish I was a better story teller. (Too bad I didn’t work harder in my creative writing classes…) I thought I would start with the easiest, and share a few things about my father, Robert Williams Rigg, Sr., who passed away in August. As it turns […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Looking through 100-year-old family photos is one of my favorite things — love the connection with the past. After testing out about 10 different photo gallery options, I think I figured out how to start sharing my collection of heritage photos. Please check it out — just click “Gallery” on the main top menu. Let […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yay! I figured out how to geocode the locations on all the people on our pedigree charts/family group sheets. Now when you click on someone, you can see a google map showing where they lived. Very cool!Continue Reading... No Comments.
I worked for a few days on cleaning up my pedigree chart and loading it to my site. I also started adding some basic photos. Then I learned to index it and submit to some genealogy search engines like gendex. Check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions to make it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve made a few attempts from time to time over the years — tried to figure out how to share and collaborate on family history research. I’ve dabbled in different sites and systems. Nothing seemed to “do the trick.” However, these past few months our family was caught by surprise at the death of my […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.