I received a wonderful, last minute opportunity to travel to New York City with my husband for his business trip the week before Thanksgiving. Of course, I wanted to sight-see and do all the typical first-timer tourist things. But, I also wanted to make my trip personalized by focusing on genealogy research opportunities available in the city. After all, my husband would be working a large part of the time, so I could enjoy some uninterrupted family history pursuits. Here are some highlights from my amazing visit in NYC.
Looking for a family history activity for your Thanksgiving celebration? Well, here is something new to try! We have recently released GenQuizitive Live, a family history quiz game you play together as a group.
Do you display your family tree in your home? I have a huge wall display of photos, but I didn’t actually have a family tree chart on display… until now! I was recently given the opportunity to create some custom family tree charts from Family Tree Prints. Here is my review of their products.
Thank you to all those who entered my #RootsTech ticket giveaway. I am happy to have you as Genea-Friends, and I truly wish I had a ticket for each of you.
The lucky winner, drawn at random from over 125 entries, is…
Today, Friday, November 10, 2017, is the FINAL DAY to enter to win a FREE #RootsTech 2018 ticket. Click through to the contest and enter if you haven’t done so already.
Food. We all need to partake of it to sustain life. But food is so much more than utilitarian sustenance. Families have gathered for millennia to eat together, to socialize, to celebrate. And as they gather, they pass along recipes and food traditions to the next generation. Food is part of our cultural identities and one of the ties that bind us together. So, whether we realize it or not, our family food traditions are part of our family history.
As a RootsTech 2018 Ambassador, I am happy to introduce you to a special hands-on family history experience for women of faith that will be held during RootsTech on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The workshop is geared toward LDS women, however, all women of faith are invited to participate.
Attendees will be introduced to the basics of family history by passionate and energetic experts. They’ll learn simple, fun ways to incorporate family history into all aspects of their busy lives.
My family and I attended the Fort Douglas Cemetery Tour this past weekend. This event was an awesome, family-friendly, non-creepy Halloween-time cemetery activity… and we LOVED it! Several actors and actresses were on-site in character and costume to tell us the stories of some of the individuals interred in the cemetery. Read on to learn about some of the fascinating people we met at the cemetery.
As a RootsTech Ambassador, I have a 4-day RootsTech ticket to give away to a lucky reader! RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world with thousands of attendees. It is a blast from start to finish, too. If you have been wanting to attend RootsTech, but hesitating for any reason, this might just be your year to go… and for FREE. If you already purchased your ticket for RootsTech 2018, you can enter, too. If you win, you will receive instructions on how to get a refund on your pass.
The best way to preserve an ancestor’s life history after we have completed our research is by writing down their story. But is there a story in all those dry facts? Where else can you go to discover the story of your ancestor? A favorite go-to resource is newspapers. Oh, the stories you can find in old newspapers!