Wednesday, December 3, 2014


I was very thrilled when the announcement came out this morning about the Forensic Genealogy Services giving back awards. You see, I had been notified about the awards a little while before they were announced and if you follow the link you will know why! I am planning to attend the IGHR this June in Samford, Alabama for the first time and take their Professional Genealogy track. Through the generous giving back of Dee Dee King, I have been awarded a scholarship to help me with the tuition to attend.

This week long session will help me to develop my business even better and better be able to serve my customers and the genealogy community at large. I am looking forward to a week of fun and learning with old friends and new, as well as experiencing Alabama in June! Wish me luck- I hear it is very hot then. This small scholarship is not a deciding factor in attending, but it will be a great help and I am thrilled and honored to be selected for it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Just writing a quick note to everyone, as we’re all in the midst of preparations. A Happy Thanksgiving to all! In keeping with the theme of Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for the members of the Mayflower creating their settlement, especially Elizabeth Tilley, her parents John and Joan Tilley, John Howland, George Soule and especially those that saved John Howland when he fell overboard in the middle of the ocean. For, without these people, it is quite simple, I wouldn’t be here!

To each and everyone, whether you can find those elusive ancestors that were there on the Mayflower, or were more recent immigrants like my own grandmother, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Things are progressing behind the scenes and are getting in order for the launch of the research end of this blog/website.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New England Historical Genealogical Society

After a trip to Boston, I am sorting through papers and figuring out which end is up here at Remling Genealogy.

The first week in November was a long anticipated trip to Boston and the New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Although I had been to Boston before, I had never had the opportunity to step inside NEHGS. Located in a small building along Newberry Street in Boston, you would think that there is not much to NEHGS. However, upon entering, you will quickly find that your impression was wrong. Very wrong. To start with they have over 200,000 books available to you. I did not get the numbers on rare books, microfilms, microfiche, periodicals and manuscripts.

All of these resources are available to you as a member. For non-members there is I believe a small research fee charged and you can’t access some of the special collection items. Of course, beyond these resources there is one other very important resource available to all who visit, call, email or write them. The most valuable resource of all is living and breathing- the staff! Whether it is a librarian or another staff member, all are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. And they are eager to help you with your quest.

After three wonderful days of researching, my husband and I boarded the train the next day headed for home. I was looking through a few of my digital images on the computer during the trip and spotting a few new directions to take on the various research. This is one of the times that I violated the method of research that we all should be following. Research, analyze what you find, revise and research some more. There is so much available and we had just a short time, so the analyzing and revising had to wait until after we left. Oh, and those digital images? This is one of the options for making copies that is available to you at NEHGS. You can make traditional copies on the copy machine, save those copies as digital images to a thumb drive or use your own camera to take digital images. I opted to use the camera on my iPad to make my digital images. It is quick, they come out clear and not only do I already have a digital copy without scanning them later at home, but it makes my computer bag a lot lighter to haul around than if I got paper copies!

Friday, October 17, 2014


Here is the link to my profile @ APG. That's the Association of Professional Genealogists.

As you can see, things are still very much in the development stage. Although not much is happening here, more is going on behind the scenes.  There is a research trip planned for Boston the first part of November.

I hope to open shop and start doing some record retrievals after the first of the year. After that, I will be expanding into doing research.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stay tuned! This site will be developing over the next couple months as plans progress.