The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Getting Ready For Christmas in San Antonio

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on January 2, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Oh the memories we made in San Antonio, Texas. Swimming, bike rides, learning all about the Alamo in 80-degree weather, a powerful windstorm and really getting into the Christmas spirit. Our exploration began with a Riverwalk cruise, complete with yummy Mexican food and Christmas caroling with carolers riding in boats along side our boat! The Read More

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Counting Numbers in Dallas

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on December 19, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure, The Grand Adventure

Days like 12/12/12 make us feel like life is all about the numbers. Since we embarked on this adventure six weeks ago, we have been consumed by numbers like miles per gallon, time and distance to our next destination, exit numbers, entrance fees, opening and closing times, travel time and of course counting to make Read More

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Broken, But Not Beaten in Little Rock

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on December 18, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure, The Grand Adventure

Before we began this adventure, we talked to a number of seasoned travelers about our plans to go across the country in a motorhome as a family. We were surprised to hear in response from these road warrior veterans a number of warnings about the challenges of hitting the road. After our visit to Little Read More

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Nauvoo Blacksmith Shop – George Brown

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on December 3, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure, Stories, The Grand Adventure

We had a great experience in Nauvoo, Illinois. Not only did we make some amazing family history discoveries on Kathy’s side of the family, but we were able to experience so many different trades relevant to the life of a frontier pioneer in the mid 1800’s. One in particular was of most interest to us Read More

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Tennessee State Library & Archives

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on December 3, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We went to the Tennessee State Library and Archives to see what we could discover about Kathy’s ancestors who lived here. Ancestry.com’s research team had already provided us with a deliverable for Henry and Reuben Jolley, but we wanted to see if we could find any more about them. Even though we were pressed for time Read More