My blog features articles on a wide range of historical topics and includes personal stories, historical documents, and photographs. My blog includes resources for family history enthusiasts, such as examples of historical resources and articles about researching family history. I aim to provide a unique and personal perspective on my ancestor’s past, and to help my readers understand the experiences and struggles of the ancestors who came before us.
For me it was a cold, December day and I had an email for a free trial membership to ancestry.com. My father was working on his autobiography but he didn't know a lot about his father, Harry Glover. I was curious as well. I signed up for the free membership to see what I could find about him. The first piece of information that I found about him was his World War I draft registration card. There has always been some confusion about Harry's given name. He was also known as Frank H. Glover. His name on his registration card was Frank Henry Glover Jr. Other information I found on his card was birth date, occupation, and nearest relative. Although I later discovered some of the information was inaccurate on this form, it will always be remembered as my first source. From this one find I was hooked and able to trace Harry's ancestry to Colonial America. (Photo of Harry Glover)