With Thanksgiving coming up, I’ve been thinking about ways to teach my children about the history of Thanksgiving. Then I wondered if we are related to any pilgrims. Using Relative Finder, which draws upon the collaborative family tree at FamilySearch.org, I was able to quickly see that I am possibly related to several Mayflower passengers […]
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I want to share our family’s tradition of making chocolate mousse pie at Thanksgiving. After being with the Dyer family for a few Thanksgiving holidays, I quickly learned that Aunt Susan’s Chocolate Pie was a treasured tradition! Not only is the pie delicious and fun to make, it reminds us of an incredible, strong, compassionate woman. […]
This month for the blog link up, we’re writing about family recipes. It’s November and we’re all starting to think about Thanksgiving, the Christmas holiday season, and family. Getting family together means eating our favorite foods together. What recipes have been passed down in your family? What special recipes have you […]
RootsTech has been an enormously inspirational event for me. RootsTech 2016 was my first year attending the conference in person and 2017 was my first year as an ambassador and speaker. It is by far my favorite genealogy experience. Diana and I feel privileged to be RootsTech ambassadors again for 2018. We are both speaking at the conference […]
When he was 9 years old, my grandpa got shot in the cheek while playing cowboys and Indians. He told us this story over and over, showing us his gold tooth that replaced the one that got shot out. I made the story into an illustrated storybook for my children. I’m going to share how […]
A couple years ago, I made photo felt family trees for my nephews and niece for Christmas. I glued velcro to the back of each circle so the kids could move the family members on and off of the family tree and play. This is a wonderful teaching aid or storytelling aid that I use […]
Recently I wrote about the Take a Name app which helps LDS members find family names who need ordinances performed at the temple: Find Family Names for the Temple with the Take a Name App. A friend commented that we need to be sure to verify these names that were found with the app before taking […]
I’m excited to talk about innovation again as a RootsTech ambassador! This article is about some of my favorite innovations that I learned about at RootsTech and also about the changes coming for RootsTech 2018. With the announcement from RootsTech that they are moving away from the Innovator Showdown to the all new “Innovator Showcase” […]
Diana Elder, AG®, and Nicole Dyer
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