Gone, not forgotten

It has been 22 years this Friday since I lost one of my favorite cousins, Jerry Don Winchester. He was such a caring, and compassionate person that everyone loved.   His life was just beginning with a son and daughter that he adored very much, when he had a tragic motorcycle accident. I asked his little [Read On]

Online Privacy: Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Genealogy

As a Genealogy blogger sharing photos and information about our family in such a large audience, I often wonder what is too much information. All of the information I find is easily found on Ancestry.com or any other Genealogy site.  Family Tree sent me this upcoming webinar that addresses those concerns I have had in [Read On]

Who Do You Think You Are?

I just finished watching Who Do You Think You Are on TLC with Christina Applegate. As a Genealogist it was fun watching her go through the processes of researching her Grandparents. During the 40’s just at the peak of the Depression, and beginning of WWII, life was so difficult for families. Right now through September [Read On]

$20 discount on The Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner with Craft Edition 2.1 DVD!

Take $20 off the Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Craft Edition 2.1 DVD! Use coupon code: CJ625 Buy now!   The Flip-pal has been the best tool I own for scanning photos, it is so portable, and easy to use. I have owned other portable scanners and never had the wonderful results I have had with [Read On]

Home Sweet Home

Here is one of the newest Templates I have created for Touched by a Butterfly, Home Sweet Home template. Some of the newest family photos I received this last week were a perfect fit for this template. Above is my Great Grandparents, Elmer and Mary Matilda Tryon with my Aunt and Uncle. My Mother and [Read On]

Treasured memories

Yesterday I received a box of old photos from a Great Aunt on my Grandfathers side of the family. I spent the entire night scanning and editing most of these great photos. This one with the deer was amazing, this was my Great Grandma Mary Matilda “Mattie” and Grandfathers Elmer J. (June)  pet dear. This [Read On]

Preserving Documents from our past.

We all have found those birth certificates, marriage licenses,  and land deeds with our loved ones belongings. What do you do with them?   While first thought is to toss them, since we already live in a paper clutter society. These are vital records of their lives, and ones you don’t have to pay for. Here [Read On]

Preservation and Archiving your Family Photos

Have you started preserving your families photos and now wonder how to properly store them? I use a lot of the Verbatim 96320 UltraLife 4.7 GB 8x Gold Archival Grade DVD-R, 5-Disc Jewel Case for my families old photos, and now found a great way to properly store them. Family Tree Store has an Archival [Read On]

Ancestors that Served

This weekend we honor those that have served our Nation in the past. I have been very lucky that my family has been so good at keeping documents and photos. To make the above layout, I used the kit Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly made, USA mini Kit  This photo is of My Grandfather [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]