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

Posted by Rob Brown 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 Rob Brown 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

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 Rob Brown 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

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Get Your Boots On in Nashville

Posted by Rob Brown on November 30, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We set some big goals for Nashville before we arrived here. Rob grew up listening to all types of country music so he was excited to experience downtown Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Kathy had goals to find some really good southern barbeque and to dig into her… Read more

The Great, Great, Great, Grand Adventure: Nauvoo – Story of Kathy’s Ancestry

Posted by Rob Brown on November 21, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

In anticipation of our visit to the Land and Records office of old Nauvoo, Rob and I sat down and made a list of our ancestors who possibly may have lived there or owned property during the mid 1800’s. Rob’s list was rather long, but my list was very short. I could only recall one… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: One Week Down, Many More To Go

Posted by Rob Brown on November 13, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

The first week of the Great Great Great Grand Adventure has been more than we could have imagined. We have learned a lot about what it’s like for a family of seven to be on the road in a motor home. We have also learned a lot about our family history along the way as… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Preparing to Depart

Posted by Rob Brown on November 2, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

EATING AN ELEPHANT Preparing for a trip like this is a lot like eating an elephant, if you think about more than one bite at a time the task seems impossible. In just over two months we have sold our house, prepared to leave our business, bought, serviced and modified a 40′ diesel motorhome, packed… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: A Family History Journey Inspired by Ancestry.com

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 2, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

The evening of July 15th, 2012 was a pivotal moment in time for the Brown family – it was the night we decided to take our five children on a trip across the United States on a journey of discovery. Like every family, we have had our challenges, and we felt strongly that the time… Read more

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