Tag Archives: ancestors

Q is for Question

This post is based on a video of Elder Larry Lawrence talking about the scripture story of the rich young man who approached Jesus and asked, “What lack I yet?” Elder Lawrence suggests that each of us can and should ask … Continue reading

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Digging For Roots, or What the past has cooked up

I set aside blogging for a time after the April A-Z Challenge, but those who have read my entries there, may understand why I couldn’t pass up this Weekly Challenge. Thanksgiving Day, actually evening, as we couldn’t fit in desserts … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot!

Do you like hunting for treasure? If you have ever followed a treasure map then you know that X marks the spot where the treasure lies. For me, doing genealogy is like hunting for treasure; finding that elusive ancestor after … Continue reading

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A is For Ancestor

It’s serendipitous that the theme I have chosen for my 26-day A-Z Challenge starts with the first letter of the alphabet. As you may have learned from some previous posts, one of my passions is genealogy and family history. I … Continue reading

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A-Z Theme Reveal

Today is the day we reveal what our theme is for the April A-Z Challenge. Are you ready? Any guesses? Throughout the whole month of April, I will be blogging 26 entries (A-Z, get it?) on everything Family History, from … Continue reading

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Collecting Dead Relatives

Over the past 40 years of practice, study and research, I have become quite adept at collecting dead relatives, or to be more pc, genealogy and family history. Some people’s eyes may glaze over about now, but I guarantee you, … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Tracing Family

We’re looking forward to reading your interpretations of what it means to leave your mark, and honor those before you. A synchronicity of an assignment! I will leave my mark by honoring those who came before me! My “thing” for the … Continue reading

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Knowing your place

I read an interesting blog post here on the link between family history and children’s self-esteem. A study done by MARIAL followed several families with children aged 9-12, recording how often the family discussed ancestral stories, including stories of the parents … Continue reading

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Field trips!

For a presentation in April at the Timberland Regional Library Friends and Boards Forum, I will be talking about doing genealogical research in the field. Literally. This gravestone rubbing is one that I made back in 1988 when my dad and … Continue reading

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Luck of the Irish

The PageTurner library discussion group I lead this past week was “Into the Beautiful North” by Alberto Luis Arrea. The last discussion question was, “Where did your ancestors emigrate from? Do you have any family stories from your heritage?” I … Continue reading

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