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Genealogy: Illustrated Diaries

Wouldn’t it be great if the diary of an ancestor you were reading was illustrated? If the diary had photographs, maps, documents, and drawings inside, you could almost imagine you were in another country or era right alongside him! Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Obituaries

My grandmother did genealogy the old fashioned way: she wrote letters. Before the internet existed, she wrote to state archives and court houses. She corresponded with relatives and exchanged information. She was also a saver, and when she died in … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Putting it all together

I wrote about my maternal great-grandmother back here, but I’ve been thinking it was time to put something down on paper about my great-grandfather. I’ve been collecting links and scanning documents and photographs for a year or two to prepare … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Women’s History

For this post I was inspired by two things, Women’s History Month and a blog post by archivist Melissa Mannon. I asked myself, what have I done lately to remember the histories of the women in my line who have gone … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Scanning and Sharing

I have blogged before about sharing ancestral photos on FamilySearch.org. Today, I am writing about two other ways to share family photographs by using HistoryPin.org and Pinterest.com.

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Genealogy: How will you be remembered? II

Did you know Moses was instructed by the Lord to retain family treasures for his posterity? After the Israelites began receiving Manna in the wilderness, the Lord commanded “Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they … Continue reading

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Genealogy: How will you be remembered?

One way that we can be remembered by our loved ones is by handing down favorite objects or handmade items to our descendants. For my Christmas blog post, I thought I would write about one of my most favorite items … Continue reading

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Genealogy: From the Kitchen

See update at bottom of post: 22 November 2016 When I was a girl, my grandma made this chunky applesauce that I really liked. I thought, “When I grow up, I will make chunky applesauce, too, and not that thin, … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Surnames

When I first got started researching my own genealogy, I remember going to a Family History Center after hitting my first brick wall (which I now realize, looking back, was really only a pebble) and the librarian asking me if … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Photo Sharing

I don’t adjust well to change. I could spend three paragraphs detailing how this is true, or I could simply admit to you . . . I do not own a smart phone. When I found out that FamilySearch.org had … Continue reading

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