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!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to be an Ambassador for the 2018 RootsTech genealogy conference. This means that I will be reporting on the blog and on all my social media accounts about the latest news and behind the scenes happenings before, during and after the conference. As a longtime attendee of the conference, let me share the top ten reasons that I love attending RootsTech.
With the holidays right around the corner, it is time to make gift lists for our loved ones. For those of us involved in genealogy, what better way to share our knowledge and passion with our family than with a family history-related gift they can enjoy? This is especially appropriate for the children in our family. This season give a meaningful gift that connects your young loved ones to their roots.
It was a pleasure to chat with Eric Wells on the Faces of NextGen Live interview yesterday evening. If you missed the event, here is the recording. Please enjoy getting to know a little more about me and my genealogy journey. This interview is part of a series produced by…
Hey Genea-Friends, Want to learn more about my genealogy life? Join me for a live interview on Faces of NextGen Live. Monday, October 9th at 7 pm CDT. Tune in live on YouTube: youtu.be/cFubus9UkH0 Join the FB event: www.facebook.com/events/991200937696080 This interview is part of a series produced by The NextGen…
How much do you know about the photographs in your family history collection? How much do you want future generations to know? You might be surprised to realize how much context you can discover for each photo in your stash. Follow the step-by-step template to craft a citation for the photos in your possession so that all the details will be preserved for the future generations of your family.