Sharing Memories

When I went to Washington to visit family my Great Great Aunt gave me a book she had written about her life as a young girl growing up in Italy and coming to America after WWII. This is a gift I will always treasure, and a great way of sharing your life beyond name and [Read On]

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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]

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]

US History Pocket Reference

Family Tree has a special on this handy Genealogist resource, The Genealogist’s U.S. History Pocket Reference. In this book you will find resources that will help you better understand the eras in which your ancestors lived. You will also have a quick reference of historic events that your Ancestors may have been part of. My [Read On]


This month Family Tree Store mega kit is Mastering Each month Family Tree has wonderful kits that are perfect additions to your Genealogy Collection. This months collection includes: Web Guide Digital Download Start with this comprehensive 8-page guide before you dive into the detail! The Web Guide gives you: an in-depth [Read On]

Who Do You Think you Are?

Tonight is “Who do you think you are?” Finale, and Family Tree Shop has a great companion bookI wanted to share since it went on sale. Who Do You Think You Are?: Be a Family Tree Detective by Dan Waddell is on sale for 15.99. It includes tips and ideas for interviewing family, looking through treasured photos, letters, [Read On]

Create a Facebook Timeline using My Memories

Facebook launched it’s new timeline feature, a format that I as a blogger loves very much. Add color to what I felt Facebook lacked before. Now everyone is adding cute little covers to their pages. I wanted to share how to create one using my memories software. When you first open your My Memories Software [Read On]

1940 US Census Project- Volunteers Needed

Community Outreach 1940 Newspaper Article Historic Census to Shed New Light on the Greatest Generation   What do General George Patton, John F. Kennedy, Dan Rather, Betty White, and Jesse Owens have in common?   They can all be found in the 1940 U.S. Census, newly released by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. [Read On]

1940 Census Project

ON APRIL 2, 2012, NARA will provide access to the images of the 1940 United States Federal Census for the first time. Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images.   I received an email that the 1940 Census will have  a joint venture between many Genealogy [Read On]