I'm excited that I'll be speaking at Brigham Young University's Education Week again this year, August 19-23. Education Week is a unique conference experience where classes are part of an overarching course with a unifying theme. Last year, I taught a course with Olivia Jewell entitled "Families Doing Family History Together." There were four classes within that course, and one of them was entitled "Experiencing Miracles Together through Family History. I enjoyed preparing that lecture so much, that I proposed the subject as its own course this year. It was accepted, and I'm looking forward to teaching four classes about...
Can you imagine losing your way as a five-year-old child? Not being able to find your way home? Living on the streets for a few months and then being adopted by a family who spoke a different language and looked different from you? Would you look for the home you remembered? The mother and siblings lost to you? How would you find them in a country of a billion people? Is you interest piqued yet? I hope so, because all of the above happened to Saroo Brierley, author of A Long Way Home: A Memoir. Saroo's incredible journey was made...
Did you know that many people have shared experiences about deceased relatives helping them with their genealogy research? I have four anecdotes to share today, and I think you will find them fascinating. To me, these stories show the connection of our deceased relatives to us. Deceased Grandmother Appears to Help Researcher Pyschic Roots, by Hank Z. Jones, Jr., F.A.S.G., is a collection of experiences from genealogists who felt the influence of coincidence and serendipity while undertaking genealogy research. These experiences led them to fortuitous discoveries - through hunches, intuition, dumb luck, preternatural experiences, and so forth. One of my...
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