If I could travel back in time to meet an ancestor, I would go back to October 10, 1837, when my 4th great grandfather Thomas Bradley was committed to Lincoln Castle Prison for the manslaughter of his step-father. Autumn at Lincoln Prison in 1848 | Historic Lincoln Trust While in prison for this misdeed, he […]
Every spring when the tulips and daffodils start blooming I’m reminded of a story I heard when I first began my family history journey. My dad had just given me the suitcase full of his thirty years of research and I felt overwhelmed with the task ahead of me. I attended a local family history […]
As a family historian who likes to share what I’m working on, I often have big ideas for holiday gifts – books full of stories and photos of ancestors, unique family tree charts, and photo pendants with beautiful ancestor pictures. These are fun and rewarding to create but if you haven’t planned far enough in advance, […]
Do you want to get started in Family History but you’re nervous about the time commitment or your abilities? Do you feel overwhelmed whenever you think about just getting started? Today I’d like to spotlight my friends and neighbors, the Rickenbach family. We belong to the same LDS ward and I’ve worked with their family […]
How do you help a child who has lost a beloved parent or grandparent? In our own grief do we sometimes dismiss that of our children? This week I wrote about dealing with the loss of loved ones by creating forget-me-nots, memorials to help keep our loved ones present in our lives. I thought of my […]
Losing a loved one is part of life. Living without that loved one is also a part of life, but how can you keep their memory alive in a meaningful and appropriate way? Allison Gilbert, author shows us how in her new book “Passed and Present.” (This is an affiliate link. If you click the […]
Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive – from the Book Passed and Present – an Interview with Allison Gilbert
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Allison Gilbert’s new book, Passed and Present, about celebrating the lives of relatives we’ve lost. Enter our giveaway of the book here! Remembering loved ones who have passed away is a unique kind of challenge. We want to celebrate their lives, yet sometimes sharing memories can be difficult. […]
Family history is all about people and meeting new cousins is often a highlight in our genealogy ramblings. Ten years ago, long before Ancestry’s DNA became hugely popular, I participated in a YDNA test group that not only proved my connection to Thomas Royston, who arrived in Virginia in 1635, but led me to a new cousin. […]
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