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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New York Genealogy Resources

I've been knee-deep in research with no time to write as of late. So, in the interest of being something more than just a personal family history blog, here are some useful NYG&BR links.

If you're interested in getting started with family research and aren't sure just how to begin, click here:

Getting Started On Your Family History

If you have relatives that lived in New York back in the day, you'll want to view this helpful article:

Guide to Finding New York Vital Records

Of course, you also might want to consider perusing the links to Genealogy Books and Software in the sidebar to the right of this post.

Have a happy and healthy new year!