Month: September 2014

Remember When Mom Swimsuit
Personal History

Remember When Mom Wore a Swimsuit to Buy a House?

When writing a personal history, you have to add the odd, awkward, and unusual stories that happen in your life. For us, it was buying a house in our swimsuits! Buying a house can be quite a hair-raising experience. The purchase of our new home in Texas was going along smoothly until we hit a […]

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Personal History
Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: The Book of Me

After completing scrapbooks featuring my mother, father, grandpa and grandma, I thought it would be time to turn my attention to myself. This project is broken up and taking a long time, so I do apologize if my release schedule is slow. I still have kiddos to raise! My first scrapbook features myself when I […]

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Memorabilia
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: Two More School Medals

School should be in full swing around the United States, regardless of whether your method is public, private, charter, or homeschooled. Since the last post School Medals, I found a few more school medals belonging to my husband. Reflections Medal f/4, exp 1/2, bias +0.7, ISO 80 Center Weighted Average Metering Remember to photograph the back […]

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Genealogy 101
Preserving

Preserve Before It Is Too Late

If you think you have time to wait to do family history when you’re older, think again. My fraternal grandmother is Helen (Zumstein) Geiszler. I owe a lot of research resources for the Zumstein lines to Helen’s sister Dorothy. Dorothy (Zumstein) Merritt had started doing genealogy some 30-40 years ago. When my mother became interested […]

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Photographing School Medals 2
Memorabilia
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: School Medals

The time of year when kids all across America have or will soon start back in school. With each new school year, the kids seem to bring home more and more awards. What are you going to do with all of this stuff? The answer is simple, photograph it! Then save the memories behind the […]

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Does a Distant Relative's Child Matter to You?
Editorial
Gravestone photos
Inspiration

Does a Distant Relative’s Child Matter to You?

Does the little granddaughter of your step-aunt matter? Little Gay Gean Curlis is the daughter of Betty Bullock1  and Billy Walter Curlis2 of Ohio. Betty Bullock is the daughter of Gaynelle Henson3 and Ferman Bullock4. Gaynelle was the second wife of my great uncle Eugene Curtis Brown5. What’s more interesting is that Gaynelle is the […]

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