Genealogy

Bringing Your Ancestors Back to Life

You're probably wondering what I'm getting at with a title like this. Your attention. If you're reading this then it worked. 😀 Get Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data w/ 10GB 4G LTE for only $39.99/mo I want to encourage you to add stories, photographs, anything you can to make your loved ones real to the… Continue reading Bringing Your Ancestors Back to Life

Genealogy, Remodeling

Genealogy meets home design

I have always been a huge fan of Lucille Ball. I grew up watching reruns of I Love Lucy and The Lucy show. My biological maternal grandfather's family is from Jamestown, N.Y. (her hometown) so I was secretly hoping that there was a connection there, but there wasn't one. Imagine my surprise when I discovered… Continue reading Genealogy meets home design

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Who Do I Put In My Tree?

This question is asked a lot on Facebook by adoptees and nonadoptees for different reasons. The simple answer is whoever YOU feel belongs there as long as it's historically accurate. If you have no interest in putting your biological family on there, there's no reason you should. You can focus on the family you know… Continue reading Who Do I Put In My Tree?

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The Story is Everything

I'm sure that you are wondering what I'm talking about. Genealogy, of course! If you can, add true stories about your ancestors. Some of my favorite ancestors have come alive thanks to other family members adding interesting tidbits to the profile. Newspaper clippings are also great, but written memories are so much more personal and… Continue reading The Story is Everything