Anna Jarvis Worked Hard to Make Mother’s Day a National Holiday

Introduction: Duncan Kuehn is a professional genealogist with over nine years of client experience. She has worked on several well-known projects, such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” and researching President Barack Obama’s ancestry. In this blog post, Duncan searches GenealogyBank’s newspaper archives to learn more about Anna Jarvis and her hard work... (Read More)

Mother of the Year Awards in the News

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this blog article, Gena searches old newspapers to learn about various “Mother of the Year” awards throughout the country. Did you ever read about some sort of honor or award in the newspaper and wonder what it was... (Read More)

World’s Oldest Mom, age 110 – over 1,000 descendants

Happy Mother’s Day! Clementine (Robicheaux) Breaux, the widow of Paul Breaux, must have set a record. As of March 19, 1915 – she was still going strong at age 110 – the mother of 13 children and the matriarch of more than 1,000 descendants born in her lifetime. She lived in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana... (Read More)

Clementine Breaux – 110 yrs. old – 1,000+ Descendants

Happy Mother’s Day!Clementine (Robicheaux) Breaux, the widow of Paul Breaux, must have set a record. As of March 19, 1915 – she was still going strong at age 110 – the mother of 13 children and the matriarch of more than 1,000 descendants born in her lifetime. She lived in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana and... (Read More)