She was a beautiful, young Irish maid, working in a wealthy English household. Her employer’s oldest son fell in love with her. When he announced intentions to marry her, his parents said they would disown him. He married her anyway. Then, bride and groom ran away to live happily ever after. “Her name was Mary Cordial,” my maternal grandmother Marilyn Matilda Dietz told me, that distinct glimmer of pleasure in her eyes—the one she always had when she retold this story. “And you are her legacy.”

This blog is a resource for those who want to--have to--find out more about who they came from.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Genealogy Show

So Sarah Jessica Parker is descended from a witch, too. Who knew?

I'm very much looking forward to "Who Do You Think You Are?", the new celebrity genealogy show on NBC that will first air on March 5th at 8 p.m. Central Time. You never know what you might learn.