How Readers Find The Still Room

It’s no secret, I can see the search terms readers use to get to The Still Room.┬áSome I can tell that you’ve tripped onto this site by accident. Others, I wish you had left a comment so we could discuss … Continue reading

The Proof Is On the Cotton Swab: DNA and Genealogy

I am a family history geek. I also happen to be a genetics geek too, and if I hadn’t chosen a career in museums, I would have been seriously tempted by science(Dr. V is a scientist!) So when Ancestry.com offered … Continue reading

Potato Rolls – A Family History

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas is marked by my great grandmother Winifred’s potato rolls. For those of us who grew up in the mid-Atlantic, these are not the same as those squishy yellow Martin’s potato rolls. They are white yeast rolls, … Continue reading

Digging Up My Ancestors – Smithsonian Edition

Click here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. And then, my family members went on vacation. Like many families, they visited the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. But unlike your average Washington, D.C. tourist, the Coles … Continue reading