RECONCILING THE SINS OF OUR ANCESTORS

Genealogical research comes with unsettling insights about our ancestors. Case in point is documentation I have uncovered about my ancestor Francis Dorsett (my great-great-great-great-great grandfather) and his son John Dorsett (my direct descendent).   Francis was...

GENEALOGY OBSESSION

I became obsessed with genealogy this week.  My journey began when I received an email from familysearch.org, indicating they may have found one of my relatives.  I opened it up and, sure enough, my grandmother’s lineage on my mother’s side was laid out back to the...

WEARING A MASK SIGNALS RESPECT

Wearing a mask is a sign of respect for our fellow humans. What seems like a simple request by governments and businesses has, unfortunately, sparked violent altercations across the country. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received more than...

THE IMPORTANCE OF CINCO DE MAYO

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo (May 5).  The date commemorates the Mexican army’s victory in 1862 over France at Puebla.  There, approximately 2,000 ragtag Mexican soldiers mostly of indigenous or mixed ancestry, held off a force of 6,000 French soldiers.  Interestingly...