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How Can I Interest My Family in Genealogy?

Family Fun, Family History By September 13, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Finding ancestors, learning facts, locating headstones – these are activties genealogists are passionate about. However, when some family members hear the words “Family History” or “Genealogy” they tune out. So how can you share your family history with your loved ones without getting an eye-roll? Try some of these ideas:

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You Can Draw A Memory | Sir Leprechaunrabbit

Family Fun, Family History, Guest Blogger By May 31, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

I was a single, military parent with three (very hyper) little boys, aged nine, seven and four.

It was too easy getting them involved in my genealogy research, because for them it was another adventure!

Our first road trip was to a local cemetery to photograph some stones for a special commission in Ontario.

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Saving the Stories of Your Stuff | Elizabeth Swanay-O’Neal

Family History, Guest Blogger By May 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

“Mommy, where did you get that?”

Hmmm… where did I get that? Did it belong to my grandmother? Or was it my mother’s? Wait… if it was my mother’s, where did she get it? And how did I end up with it? With the everyday busy-ness of life, work, and family, I have found it increasingly difficult to remember my own name some days, much less where I got that antique candy dish.

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Creating Your Family Museum | Elizabeth Göesel

Family History, Guest Blogger By April 26, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Today, people are living longer than they did a generation ago. The family landscape has changed dramatically as well. Yet, no matter how long we live, how often we change addresses, the one thing that will always exist is your family’s heritage; that which is passed from one generation to the next that tells about a way of life, traditions and culture.

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Family History for Kids

Family Fun, Family History By July 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Involving our families in family history can sometimes be a challenge, especially for children. However, the great thing about genealogy work is that it can be approached from so many different angles. Create a fun environment where family history for kids becomes fun

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