Category: Family Stories

Gramps Telling Stories - Estes Park, Colorado by Greg Younger, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Verbal Family Histories

All the advice for people starting to research their family history says to go and ask family members what they know. I was lucky that my grandparents provided me with a lot of information...

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The Importance of Family

As a professional writer, I typically work from home.  Writing is a very solitary profession, and I find that, unless I am interviewing someone for a book or article, or visiting a specific location...

A Soldier comes home, recaptures her past by USAG-Humphreys, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

The Oral Interview

Introduction: Countless civil, military, and religious records are available for family researchers looking for information on ancestors, yet right under our nose is an often overlooked free genealogical repository: The Oral Interview.  Nothing better...

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Finding Yourself in your Family History

“Kiss me, I’m Irish” “Italians Do it Better”  “Polish and Proud” When I was a young child, silk screened T-Shirts were all the rage, and while I stuck to kittens and puppies, my friends’...

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Genealogy: Creating Stronger Families

My great-grandmother lived to be ninety-six years old. She had been through so much: outlived two husbands, two sons, and a host of friends and acquaintances. She was also a multitasker before the term...

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