This is my new goal: Make a family mission statement, then attach several anecdotes from our family's past that exemplify the values and principles outlined in our mission (honesty, hard work, etc). This is a work in progress but I will update the blog as we go along. Why do I want to do this? Well, I learned a couple years ago that sharing family stories with our children can be more than just an interesting pastime, when I read the article "The Stories that Bind Us." Bruce Feiler detailed some of the findings of psychologists Marshall Duke and Robyn Fivush of Emory University about children...
Place names change over time as the boundaries and jurisdictions are modified. Genealogists should use the place name as it existed at the time of the event. For example, the location of a family living in the same house in Preston for 40 years could be recorded at different times as: Preston, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States (1880) Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States (1900) Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States (1920) Idaho county map, 1900 Idaho county map, 1920 Recording Historical Places in Family Tree In FamilySearch.org FamilyTree, a list of standardized places are...
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