I developed a love of History when I was young. I didn't care about dates specifically, but I had a fascination with the stories of people, and times past. At a ghost town I would place my hands on the windowsills, and peer in the houses. I would wonder what the life of the people who built the town, and lived here must of been like.
Discovering a new clue to my family ancestry is always a huge thrill, and drives me forward. As I learn more and more, I find myself wondering about the larger picture of my ancestors lives. Why did they move around so much? What were their day to day lives like, and what was going on in the community they lived in, and how did outside events affect them? What happened to children that disappeared between censuses.
I hope this blog will serve as a useful tool, where you can look up your ancestor's State, County, and City. There will be a fact timeline of sorts, for the city to give you an idea of what major events happened during the history of the area. At this time the blog is rather basic and skeletal. As time goes by, I will be adding many treasures. I am starting with my own research and resources. A roster, a directory, family letters etc.. As my journey progresses, and I have more time, I will seek out new documents, letters, postcards, obituaries etc.. and add them to the blog. Eventually I will move Beyond California, and out as I find more information. If you have any old postcards, documents, directories etc.. that you would like me to post here, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*** I will be editing pages as I find more information. I am adding new pages as I go along, as I compile data. I will not add a new page until I have some information, to put on that page.
Thanks for stopping by. I will try to have more up soon.