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Free Interactive U.S. County Formation Maps

I’ve been using a website in my family history research for years. Today, I noticed a similar product is available for purchase. So, in an attempt to assist the frugal genealogist and family historian I am sharing the website I use. 

Free Interactive U.S. County Formation Maps by GenealogyGirlTaks.com #genealogy #familyhistory #maps #interactive

Zion Cemetery in Valley City Ohio

Today we took an impromptu visit to the Zion Cemetery in Valley City, Ohio. The cemetery is located next to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. While we were visiting, the church bells began playing. It was beautiful. This cemetery and church sit on a hill high above the road. It’s definitely one we want to visit again.

Lucy Jane Owens Fraysier: My BrickWall Ancestor

Lucy Jane Owens My Brickwall Ancestory by Genealogy Girl Talks (www.GenealogyGIrlTalks.com)


This beautiful woman (on the left) is my maternal 2nd great grandmother, Lucy Jane Owens Fraysier, from Virginia.

She is known to many as Grandma Lucy. Grandma Lucy was born in December 1852 to John & Mary (Buster) Owens. She passed in Scott County, Virginia in 1931.

I Spend Too Much Time On Social Media and How I’m Changing That

I Spend Too Much Time On Social Media and How I’m Changing That! by Genealogy Girl Talks


Like many of you, I spend too much time on Social Media. I’m constantly on my phone scrolling through my accounts. I pick up my phone, click that pretty little icon and it happens. I’m liking, posting, commenting, watching Stories, reposting, and getting lost in the app. 

I try to convince myself that I need to do this to grow my following.

I need to do this to increase my “Social Media Influencer” status (as one network calls it). 

William Gillman Found In Church Records


Whoa! Today I located Church Records from the Sardis Association's yearly Meeting Minutes! To say I'm excited is clearly an understatement! I can't believe I finally found records that list my ancestors! What a great find!

So, let me tell you a little bit about what I found and then I will share a little about these records.