Preserve and Identify Family

My Grandma left a small selection of family photos, well actually it is only a few boxes worth of photos and documents that my Aunt has been sorting through. There are old negatives we are trying to find ways to get reprinted and scanned for family. I hear all the time of others who have [Read On]

New Branch to our Tree

Sandia Mountains New Mexico   I was blessed this past weekend to travel to the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico and celebrate my cousins wedding with her. She was my maid of honor nearly 9 years ago when I walked down the isle and being part of her wedding party was such an honor. She [Read On]

Census Research

  I really learned a lot last year while I volunteered transcribed the 1940’s US Census. It was very fun and educational at the same time. Right now this month’s value pack at Shop Family Tree is  the Census Research Value pack. This pack will help you find websites with census records and dates. What [Read On]

Shutterfly Mothers Day’s Deals

I often post deals and giveaways that I host with Shutterfly. Shuterfly is a photo developing company that has a wide selection of Photobooks to Home Decor. Here are some great deals for Mother’s Day! AFFILIATE EXCLUSIVE – From 4/18 through 4/24, use promo code 5FREECARDS to get 5 free 5×7 or 5×5 cards from [Read On]

Smilebox Graduation special

I have been using smilebox for the last few years and absolutely love the software. Right now they are having a special on Graduation Invitations 30% off Graduation Announcements and Invites. My oldest isn’t quite there yet, only a couple more years until he graduates High school. These invites are very cute and something you [Read On]

Great Deals on your Research Tools

Finding the right tool to research your family history can sometimes be hard to find. My favorite place to get my resources and take classes is through Family Tree University and Shop Family Tree. Right now through April 10th, the editors picks are 50% off. Great time to grab what you may need for researching [Read On]

Team Tawnya

Growing up in the country has lead to life long friendships for me. The type that can go years without contact and then pick up as if not one day ever passed. I am so lucky to have those friends, and absolutely so happy for Tawnya Reynolds. She never gave up on her dream, and [Read On]

RootsTech Conference

This weekend is the RootsTech Genealogy Conference. If you can’t attend the conference they are offering some fun streaming classes online, here is the list and times that these will be streaming. Thursday 8:30 a.m. Keynote speakers 11:00 a.m. The Future of Genealogy – panel 1:45 p.m. Tell it Again – Kim Weitkamp 3:00 p.m. [Read On]

Vintage Shamrock

Here is another wonderful Vintage kit from Touched by a Butterfly-Vintage Shamrock. Some of my families roots can be traced back to Ireland/Scotland when my Akin Ancestors migrated to America in the 1700’s. I have a lot of wonderful information about the Akin family history from my Great Great Aunt Lovella, who was only a [Read On]

Sparkle and shine

Last month my computer crashed, thankfully I had already backed up all my photos and didn’t lose to much. Now I have a new computer and in the process of placing things back onto my laptop, I rediscovered so many old family photos. Touched by a Butterfly has been creating so many wonderful antique style [Read On]