Millions of Americans find themselves in the position of looking to add to their family by adoption. Regardless of the reasons, the decision to adopt is one that delivers a genuine social and personal good. While it is not always easy, it is almost universally said by adopted families that the process changed their lives for the better. Those who come through the other side couldn’t imagine life without their adopted family set-up. For an increasing number of growing families, adoption is being seen as a viable, even desirable route. This is extremely encouraging, and adoption agencies worldwide are seeing improvements in the numbers ofRead More →

I was cleaning up my email box last night and came across a rather rude email from one of the visitors of this website that I had apparently failed to delete after replying to.  This person suggested that I give up my “job” at the “genealogy society” to someone else who could do her research for her. I just want to remind everyone that this website is NOT an official city or county website and that Ste. Genevieve does not have a historical or genealogical society (there is Landmark’s Commission and the Foundation for Restoration, but that’s as close as it gets, ironically enough).  ThisRead More →