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Researching Ancestry Through a Camera Lens

As I research my ancestral lineage, I am reminded of how I use my camera to get the best photo shot. Should I use a wide angle lens for position and perspective to get all my ancestors into the frame? … Continue reading

Why You Should Find Your Family Stories and Discover Your Lineage

Perhaps the first question to ask is not what are my family stories, but where are my family stories? Who can I talk to, who has the familial memory they can share?   Find My Family Stories has been devoted … Continue reading

In Search of Remembrance

As I research my family ancestry, opening windows in my lineage to this time and this family life while preserving the time my ancestors lived from, I am aware of history and context leading me from genealogy to family lore, … Continue reading

Digging the Past

Do you know where you come from? Are you excited by your own unique heritage? The act of discovering your ancestors – getting to know their lives, seeing the pattern and cycles of your family lineage from the perspective of … Continue reading

Where Do We Come From What Are We Where Are We Going

  The words written above from Paul Gaugin’s canvas are a catechism for our times and lives of busy-ness and constant change. What has meaning and connection for us? What is our connection with those in our circle of friends, … Continue reading

Conversations with Your German or Italian Ancestors

(No, they don’t have to be there)   In this season where tradition encourages families to come together and express gratitude for lives of abundance, this newsletter issue is dedicated to the ancestors who have come before us and, perhaps … Continue reading

Research and Reminiscence

Researching my father’s ancestry was personal long before it became professional. Fall has become the time I reminisce about my father. It’s become an evolutionary process to keep discovering my thoughts and feelings for him. He died in December, in … Continue reading

What Do Genealogists Do?

Genealogists and genealogy have greatly changed the what and the how of what we do, however the narrative of what we do has remained: Genealogists research kinship and create timelines of events to discover a family’s history of who, when, … Continue reading

Tips for Finding Your Elusive Ancestor

In the years I’ve been doing lineage research, for my own family tree and professionally for clients, the organization of documents, photos, records and strategy for searching for ancestors has been key to filling in the leaves on family trees. … Continue reading

Now What?

So you’ve decided you’d like to learn a little more about your family’s heritage – now what? You know the names, dates and birth places of your immediate family plus some aunts and uncles – and you’ve found the time … Continue reading