SCAVENGER HUNT STOP #18 — 85 Comments

  1. Oops! I meant “Through it we tracked”, not “Through it was tracked” Sorry!

  2. Hello Lyn! I never knew where the saying “the Real McCoy” came from. Very cool! I signed up for your newsletter and will be checking out the other blogs that you have on your site soon!

    Hi Judith! We used an ancestry website to trace our families genealogy. Through it was tracked our Swiss Mennonite relatives back to the 1500’s and our Irish ancestors all the way to Brian Boru in 942! I love the photo’s of your trip!

    Thank you for the contest!

  3. I subscribed to your newsletter. Your a new-to-me author & I’m looking forward to reading your books. Thanks for participating in the Scavenger Hunt.

  4. I subscribed to your newsletter! Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  5. I always enjoy Judith’s novels and especially liked traveling to Germany through pictures with her because my daughter has been a missionary in Tuebingen for almost six years now. A big thanks to all of you for this fun scavenger hunt.

    I subscribed to your newsletter, Lyn.

  6. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt. I have enjoyed several of your books and am glad to learn a little more about you and your interests.

  7. Thanks for taking part in the Scavenger Hunt and hosting a giveaway.

    Jasmine A.

    P.S. I subscribed to your newsletter.

  8. Just wanted to add that I subbed your newsletter. Thank you for being part of this scavenger hunt!

    Mama.mudbug7 at gmail dot com

  9. Family stories, museums and the internet have been key in finding information about my ancestors. I have traced at least one branch of my family to the ship logs from the Grand Dérangement.

  10. I am already a subscriber to your e-newsletter. That’s how I found out about this fun scavenger hunt. I am enjoying learning about all these new-to-me authors.

  11. Thanks to all who have subscribed. I will be sending you a little thank you via email over then next few weeks.

  12. Check and see how much a Grant signature is worth. Your descendants might take good care of it then!

  13. No, but I will put all of those who were already subscribed but who left a comment today into a drawing my my next book!

  14. I’ve never heard of Amana before. Sounds interesting. I’ll have to look into these books 🙂

    Lyn, I just wanted to say how much I LOVED your Women of Ivy Manor series (read them years ago), and that I signed up for your newsletter 🙂

  15. LYN – thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card, I am signed up for the newsletter!

    Hi, Judith!

    Such an interesting post! I knew nothing about the Amana colonies, & look forward to learning more, & reading your books!

  16. Thanks for the chance to get to know your writing better, Judy, and thanks for the intro, Lyn!

  17. Hi Lyn, I recently read Judith’s first book in the Amana series. It was very good. I love to read a book that teaches me new things and this one certainly did. This is an enjoyable scavenger hunt.

  18. Judith, thank you for sharing about the Amanas. I’m an Iowa girl and have been to the Amanas many times for family get-togethers, birthdays, and anniversaries to enjoy some of the yummy food that the restaurants have to offer. And of course, have visited many of the wonderful shops there. It really is a fun place to visit! Thanks again. I enjoyed your post. 🙂

  19. I shared your book page on my Facebook news page ~ Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

    Check out all of Judith Miller’s books here! Quite a lineup you will love to read:
    Books | Judith McCoy Miller – Author
    BooksAll BooksBroadmoor Legacy SeriesPostcards from Pullman SeriesDaughters of Amana SeriesFreedom’s Path SeriesBells of Lowell SeriesLights of Lowell SeriesBridal Veil Island SeriesHome to Amana SeriesStandalone BooksImmigrant Brides CollectionBarbour | July

  20. Hi Lyn! I’m already a subscriber to your newsletter, but I updated my profile. Thank you for having a giveaway.

    Judith, I’m reading “A Simple Change” now. Enjoyed your pictures. I’m sure it was a fabulous trip. My Mother has researched some of her family history. She found that her grandmother (father’s mother) was a full-blood Choctaw Indian. That’s exciting. She’s still working on it.

  21. I subscribed to your newsletter thanks for the bonus giveaway and participating in this hunt!

  22. I enjoy reading your books and loved looking at your pictures. I find the Amana colonies very interesting to learn about

  23. I enjoyed seeing your pictures and I love reading your books! I can’t wait to read A Simple Change. I have read your other books and find the Amana Colonies very interesting

  24. Elijah McCoy lived in Ypsilanti, MI. This is about 45 minutes away by those new fangled automobiles. I lived in Ypsilanti. Now I live in a community where one of the founders/lead business people married the first cousin of Abigail Fillmore, as in one of our First Ladies. Further on down the timeline, Gerald Ford took an interest to our town and established a paint factory in one of it’s mills, based off of natural products. He was also friends with the Baptist preacher’s son who later became a writer. Ford and Edison and some other friends established the historical village in Dearborn called Greenfield Village, now part of “The Henry Ford”. The Baptist parsonage was one of the homes moved to G.V. Also a famous marionette puppeteer by the name of Bixby made my current town his home at one time. History is pretty awesome!

  25. What a neat story and pictures! I signed up for your newsletter! Thanks for the giveaways!

  26. I’ve liked your Facebook page and signed up for your newsletter. One of my mother’s paternal great uncle was able to trace their family back to the 1600’s when they came to the US from Germany. He was unable to trace it further as he was unable to figure out just how their surname was spelled before coming to America. Several of the given names for family members are from Hebrew so I’ve often wondered if they weren’t perhaps of Jewish origin originally.

  27. I have subscribed to both your blog and newsletter and look forward to following along! Thank you for your participation in the scavenger hunt!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  28. Wow, what a trip! I love the pictures. (And I signed up for your newsletter.)

  29. Roasted chicken, loaves of bread, roasted potatoes, sauerkraut, salad, cottage cheese, and torte for dessert. It was delicious. We had to eat with our knives and fingers, but they finally relented and gave us forks for our dessert and was thankful I didn’t cut my tongue. 🙂

  30. Wow looks like a great trip! 🙂 would love to visit sometime…. My grandma was my favourite person to travel with to historical places…. Now I’m getting my daughter into it 🙂

  31. That “pig farm” estate broke my heart, Rhonda, and reminded me how many buildings we continue to tear down in our country that won’t be here for our children to visit. Glad some are protected. 🙂

  32. Thanks so much, Susan. How wonderful to have a document signed by a president of the United States in your family. I’d be excited, too. Most of the folks I know who do genealogy studies truly become interested in the history taking place while their ancestors lived and those of us who study history become more and more interested in our personal roots. It’s truly fascinating to dig into history!

  33. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I’d love the chance to win, so fingers crossed. 🙂

  34. I am doing a genealogy on my husband’s family, because they have the most stuff available right now, and my sister-in-love sent me a copy of a deed for an ancestor who bought property back in 1874, when Congress had to approve land purchases. The deed is signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. I get excited all over again every time I think about that. I am doing genealogy studies on Presidents, astronomers, Generals, etc for our homeschool. I find it all fascinating! I am going to read Judith Miller’s books, and do some further research on the Amana Colonies and the Inspirationists. Thank you, Judith, for writing about all this wonderful history!

  35. So glad to hear you’re planning to read A Simple Change, Rhoda. Tracie and I have done a few more series, the latest one being The Bridal Veil series set off the coast of Georgia. Great fun both researching and writing, but I really love writing the Amana books. I’ll be sorry when I’ve finished the second series, but one day I may get to do more.

  36. Hi Stephanie,
    It’s too bad your Grandma didn’t save all her genealogy research in writing for the family. So often we lose our family information in just that way. I know I’ve lost some of mine that way, as well. Sure wish I would have asked more questions when my Mom was still alive.

  37. Hi Vanessa,
    So glad you enjoyed learning about Amana. Truly a unique place, and they’ve been very gracious about sharing their history with me.

  38. I love the idea of a lace factory, Jennifer. It would be fun to try and find out more about that aspect of your history. Could be a great setting for a book, too. 🙂 ~Judy

  39. I’ve only done a tiny bit of looking but I do know that my maiden Stevenson that they are English and had started a lace factory in Zion, Ill and that we had a relative who died in the Pearl Harbor bombings.

  40. Lyn thanks for sharing about the real mccoy, I did not know this -so interesting,going to look at some more on it later. good to see your intro to Judith Miller here on the “Hunt”, another author I like to read.
    Paula O

  41. I recently read Judy Miller’s latest book and really enjoyed learning about Amana. I just signed up for your newsletter. vanessasvalues at hotmail dot com.

  42. Thanks, Lyn, for participating in the Scavenger Hunt. Judith’s work sounds amazing.
    I’ve signed up for your newsletter awhile back.

  43. Thank you for hosting the scavenger hunt! It’s a lot of fun! Love the genealogy post. I have so much fun looking into history.

  44. Such a fun scavenger hunt this is!!! I haven’t done much research into my family history, although my grandma did some family tree research. Now that she’s gone, it’s harder to find the info only she would know!!


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  46. Judy’s new book A simple Change is already on my ‘to read’ list. I read many of Judy’s books co-written with Tracie peterso while i was a teenager, they were a real escape from the stress and boredom at school!

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