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A Recipe Saved From the Grave #FHForChildren Blog Link-Up

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and traditions abound, but for a gal without family traditions regarding Turkey, what foods bring me closer to the past? That’s the question I ask myself as I think about the Family History for Children Blog Link-Up for November: Family Recipes The questions prompt: “How do family recipes bring your family […]

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Three Gift Giving Ideas for Families – Family History for Children October Blog Link Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like _____________. (Nooooo!!!!) Don’t say it. Don’t sing it. Don’t think it. It’s not close to Christmas time. Yes, it’s the middle of October, but seriously, no one wants to plan ahead for Christmas or any gift giving holiday at the end of the year. We want to procrastinate […]

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Be Careful Where You Walk – “An Outlander” Themed Genealogy Blog Party

While walking down Broad Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey, I stumbled and fell. The pain in my head and the drops of blood down my eye told me I had fallen and blacked out for just a moment. However, when I woke up, things were very different. The cars were gone. The cell phones had […]

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Help Me Return These Hurricane Harvey Photo Survivors – Lost & Found

As many of you know, I live in Houston (and actually grew up here). Hurricane Harvey beat us to a pulp when he visited the Gulf Coast, but we shall rise again. However, I have need of your help. I have found two photos that I’d like to return to their descendants but I have […]

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Genealogy Santa Granted My Wish – BYU Conference Recap (Part 1)

In July, I ventured to Provo, Utah to participate as a speaker for the 49th Annual Conference on Family History & Genealogy at Brigham Young University. Last December I had asked the Genealogy Santa to grant that wish for me, and it was granted. The first thing I needed to do was fly to Salt […]

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Simplifying Father’s Day – Family History for Children

Call me a traitor to mothers and father’s everywhere, but I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Or more accurately, I’m not a fan of the pressures of these days for grand gestures, gifts, and projects. For those who like those things, have at it. There’s no one way to celebrate the […]

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9 Ways I Preserve Family History for My Descendants

Family History is meaningful when we preserve the perishable and share our stories. There will always be time to find a new relative to add to the tree (and often it takes considerable effort to do so), but saving and preserving our family history is my top priority. Here are 9 tasks that I do […]

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Mom’s Advice: A Blessing, A Curse, A Cause to Preserve

“Men are like shoes. You have to try them on until you find the one that fits.” When I became of age to be interested in boys, my mothers would often repeat this motto. For some, it is practical advice. For others, it is eye raising. In fact, I wonder if mother’s advice would have […]

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Dear Genealogy Santa 2016

My online buddy¬†Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal has a blog party this month asking what do we want the Genealogy Santa to bring this year. My Roots-Tech buddy Randy Seaver, who traded blogger beads with me so that I could have maroon & white (Texas A&M colors) of which I still wear regularly, also wants to know […]

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How to Create a Blog Title Graphics

  When a reader asks a blogger a question and a challenge presents a deadline, the stars align so that I can put on my teaching hat (the one I love best to wear). Dana Leeds, The Enthusiastic Genealogy, posed the question “How do you create your blog post graphics?” Initially, I wanted to answer […]

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