Welcome to my blog -- Jones Family Matters. Over time, I hope to post stories, pictures, etc. from all of my family lines. The initial posts will be about the Joneses, but I've researched my German, Irish and English roots, too. Surnames I've investigated include: Jones, Ryan, von der Heide, Cronin, Probert, Dailey, Wainright, Reed and Hellmann. I've spent the past year researching my colonial ancestors and hope to share what I've learned throughout 2016.
I've always been amused by the word "whimsy". Designers seem to love it. I am currently working with a group of teachers who made me aware of an interesting website. Here is the link for Wordle: http://www.wordle.net
The program takes all of the words it finds in this blog and creates a design. You can click on "randomize" and get one variation or pattern after another. Here are a couple of examples:
Tomorrow is a BIG day for our family history. It is the 100th Anniversary of the marriage of our grandparents, Fred and Norine. I'm going to try to commemorate it in some way, without my genealogy sidekicks (Tim and Julie). Unfortunately, we did not get our calendars together in enough time to follow through on some tentative plans. I promise I'll post something.