My mom has been writing a series of short stories to share with our family about her dad. I decided to illustrate one of the scenes using StoryBoard That. Eventually I'd like to illustrate each of the scenes and short stories she is writing so I can read them to my kids at bedtime. The scene I did was about picking cotton in Texas when my grandpa was a boy, in the 1930s. The software is pretty simple to use. I was happy to find that there was a cotton field background ready to use. I added some characters, adjusted...
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 arrived in the United States. Do you have any Irish immigrants in your family tree? If so, here’s an article about how to find more records about them from the FindMyPast blog: I know my ancestors are from Ireland, what do I do next? Decorate with...
Do you have a compiled genealogy book with numbers assigned to each individual? What do those numbers mean and how can you trace your family with them? If you have wondered how to navigate the long blocks of numbered text in these books, you're not alone. Last September, my friend Gina and I were chatting about family history when she showed me a genealogy book compiled by one of her husband's relatives. She let me borrow it. As I flipped through it, I realized how daunting this book must seem to a young person. I decided to surprise Gina by making the book more accessible to her children. Many compiled genealogy books use...
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