Thu, Jan 17, 2013

These Are The Days I Love

These are the days that I love. Sounds a bit ironic, living in Ohio during the winter, doesn’t it? Oh, yeah! It’s winter in Ohio. Generally, […]
Wed, Dec 5, 2012

Dealing with Difficult Questions

Decades ago, a fire trapped and killed 32 people on the second floor of a building. They were victims of arson. Almost none of them were […]
Sun, Nov 25, 2012

Cemetery Security

I’m sure that all of have heard the joke about why there are fences around cemeteries. Depending on which version you’ve heard, the punch line is […]
Mon, Nov 12, 2012

A Repeat of American History

In recent months I noticed a growing tend among the citizens of the United States in regards to political views. I’ve been sitting on the side […]
Tue, Nov 6, 2012

An Obscure Thought About Hearses

Nobody really knows for sure when hearses first came into use. A best guess, if any, would most likely be during the time of the Bubonic […]
Fri, Nov 2, 2012

Missing Family Pictures

I’m going to write about something which I am intensely passionate about. This is such a hot button topic with me that sometimes it’s hard to […]
Tue, Oct 30, 2012

A Darker Side of Genealogy

I have tried multiple times over the last couple days to get this to post. My whole autosave drafts have disappeared.  The backups were missing too. […]
Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Is Genealogy Really Free?

I’ve dealt with people in the past, even recently, that have this absurd notion that “genealogy = free”. For the life of me, I can’t seem […]
Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Recent Changes

The last couple weeks haven’t exactly gone smoothly. There have been 4 database crashes, which means 3 times I’ve had to rebuild everything. (I do keep […]
Thu, Oct 11, 2012

Local Zombie Walk Origins – Massillon Ohio

This coming weekend of Oct 13, 2012 is the annual Zombie Walk in downtown Massillon, Ohio. Starting in 2008, Massillon is now having it’s Fifth Annual […]
Thu, Oct 11, 2012

New Articles

Over the coming weeks, I am going to release a series of articles that range from entry level to expert level in regards to genealogy, genetics, […]
Wed, Oct 10, 2012

Another Example of High-Res vs Low-Res Scans

I want to make this point one more time about scanning pictures at a high resolution. So here is a much more clear example of why […]
Tue, Oct 9, 2012

Family Tree Maker and Organizing Your Research

There are a number of programs out there for use by those who want to keep a database of their ancestors. I know most people won’t […]
Mon, Oct 8, 2012

The Dark Side of Genealogy

The life of a genealogist is not always all ‘fun n games’ like some people believe. When we uncover real tragedy, especially in our own family, […]
Mon, Oct 8, 2012

SSDI Limited Access Changes

The original story that I am writing about us is on the NYT by Kevin Sack, pub. Oct 8, 2012. 00
Mon, Oct 8, 2012

Is Your Personality Genetic?

How much of your personality is genetic? Have you ever thought about this? I bet you’ve heard at least once of twice in your life the […]
Sun, Oct 7, 2012

12 Reasons Why You Should Scan ALL Your Pictures

There are a number of reasons why you should have all of your pictures scanned. It doesn’t matter if they were from the 1860’s or the […]
Sat, Oct 6, 2012

How to Scan Your Old Photographs

In the past I’ve encountered some people who thought they were doing a great service by scanning all of the old family pictures they had. This […]
Sun, Sep 30, 2012

Displaying and Storing Your Photographs

I loved the many great ideas and example from the article here from where they talk about how to display your family photographs. To anyone […]
Sat, Sep 29, 2012

Homeschooling and Genealogy

This is for Stephanie Pitcher Fishman of with whom I share many common interests and is my fellow Ohioan. Her Question: How can family history […]
Fri, Sep 28, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s Genealogical Challenge – FAIL

Lately I’ve been doing Cherokee related genealogical work and looking into possible DNA testing to determine if there is any Native American genetic code in me. […]
Fri, Sep 28, 2012

What is Good For? – Part 3

Alright, I’ve stated my gripes about things that I cannot stand about Ancestry. However, I feel that to be fair I should share this with you: […]
Fri, Sep 28, 2012


Welcome to the new home for the blog of Heritage Forensics! In our blog, you will find interesting articles written on the subjects of Genealogy Forensics […]
Tue, Sep 25, 2012

Discovering Old Pictures Again

In every family there are things of great value, but cannot be bought with money. For example, your heritage, your lineage, your name, and your old […]
Tue, Sep 25, 2012

What is Good For? – Part 2

A couple days ago I wrote the first part in this series to address the things that is actually good for. I touched lightly on […]