The Willick grandchildren are on the hunt for Philippa Sewell Wainwright’s horseshoe. Tracing its ownership down through the centuries, they realize what a precious heirloom it has been to a cousin branch of their family. When they finally locate the horseshoe in the present day, what will it say? And, more importantly, where will it lead them?
St. Patrick’s Day is an important Irish holiday, and has been for centuries. It is celebrated a little differently in Ireland than in the rest of the world. Here are some common Irish St. Patrick’s Day traditions. You can use them to understand your Irish ancestors and their lives better, as well as to celebrate your own Irish heritage.
There is a hidden state between California and Oregon called Jefferson. Here's what you need to know about it.
Maryland has its fair share of intriguing folklore. From legends brought over by German immigrants to haunted bridges, creepy lighthouses, and a bizarre legend associated with local author Edgar Allen Poe, this state, which was one of the original 13 colonies, is brimming with folklore. Here are...
A Genealogical Mystery
All five Willick grandchildren are searching for a horseshoe commissioned by Francis Wainwright, which he engraved and gave as a gift to his beloved wife, Philippa. They are convinced the engraving on the horseshoe, or the shoe’s location will provide them with their next clue. Will they find it?
Genealogy Helps, Volume 6, provides another dose of great ideas, interesting documents to research and the usual mix of ‘thinking outside of the box’ when it comes to looking into your genealogy or family tree.
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