I often wonder why some people research their genealogy and some people do not. Those of us who identify ourselves as family historians or genealogists can usually recall a certain moment in time when our love for family history began. This “Family History is for Everyone” series aims to uncover that spark – the initial interest that brings people to research their […]
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Many articles and blog posts were about Irish roots this week, which I thoroughly enjoyed as we celebrated our Irish ancestry for St. Patrick’s Day. Amy Johnson Crow wrote a fascinating article refuting advice in an AARP bulletin which said to burn old family letters when de-cluttering. Laura Hedgecock’s thoughtful response about finding her parents’ love […]
St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away! Here are some ways that we’ve been celebrating our Irish Heritage: Learn about your Irish Heritage Did you know that 3.7 million American residents claim Irish ancestry? According to this graphic, that’s more than 7X the population of Ireland. Between 1830 and 1940, nearly 4.5 million Irish immigrants […]
Some of my favorite reads this week include: Family history writing tips from Paula Williams Madison, astonishing colorized photos by Marina Amaral interviewed on the FindMyPast blog, Genealogy Jen’s post about building ancestor immigration stories with legos, and Dustin Hoffman’s tearful discovery of family heritage. See the full list below! Family History on TV Recap of […]
Two years ago, I made a book about my Grandpa Elder’s ancestors to give to my family for Christmas. I was inspired by William R. Walker’s talk in the April 2014 General Conference about learning stories of faith of our ancestors. I knew some of the conversion stories of my Mormon pioneer forefathers, but not […]
Today, Phil Gregory tells how he got started in family history in our second installment of the “Family History is for Everyone” series. Phil says, “I think we should all know where we came from, at least in some basic way.” He tells about the value of sharing records freely online and the discovery of his Irish […]
Subjects highlighted in our favorite reads this week include: DNA and health/longevity family trees Memories of grandparents Irish Family History Day and Irish-American Heritage Month Women’s History Month and more! Thanks to all the bloggers out there who are writing these fascinating posts. [View the story “Favorite Reads of the Week: 5 March 2016” on […]
As part of the Family Locket Book Club, we’ll be featuring a children’s book each month. Please share your comments on the books in our Goodreads group or in the comments section! The criteria for the children’s books we share will be: books that are about someone’s ancestors books that give ideas for writing family history […]
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