On April 30, 2014 my dream of having a blog became reality when I wrote and uploaded my first post "My ancestor was just a farmer...". Many of us have farming ancestors and didn't realize much could be said about them and their lives. It was later followed up with the article "Farmer's Directories" .
In all the years doing research on my family, and those of a few friends, I came across mention of these ancestors on various websites, in newspaper articles and in publications ... censuses dating back to 1666 New France, city directories, the fur trade, court documents, school yearbooks, just to mention a few. Hmmmm... none of my ancestors are on the Social Register. But at least they are not on the list of people fined for drunkenness either.