Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Getting Started

Several years ago my Mother-in-Law started helping me research the genealogy of my mother, Judith Margaret Clark Stephens. Three years later we have a database with over 5000 identified ancestors and a book that's over an inch thick with hundreds of old photos. I gave the book to my mother last July for her 83rd birthday.

But genealogy projects don't end - there's always holes to be filled in! And as I'm retiring in a few months, Virginia suggested that we go after some of those holes.....

Soon a plan formulated and we decided to take 3 weeks in June and go to Iowa, specifically Fairfield, Iowa City and Burllington with possible other stops in Pella and Alton.

This blog will be the travel log of searching those ancestral trails through Iowa.


  1. Hi! I don't know if you are still active on her but I'm a University of Wisconsin alumni that bought a 1922 Badger yearbook. I was having fun looking at all the pictures when I came across a picture of your very accomplished grandmother! Something about her was enchanting so I was delighted to see more info on your blog. Wondering if you've seen this yearbook or her picture?
    Sincerely Michelle '88 UW grad.

  2. Meant still active on here..:)