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With the New Year Comes
New Resolutions and New Solutions
It's a brand new year with some brand new classes ready to help you on your way to gathering in your ancestors. Look over the descriptions of the first six classes in January then "Book" the classes that will help you in your plans.
Glen & Norma Hovey lead a class in Basic Computer Skills that teaches not only basic computer skills but also the specialized skills needed by the genealogist. If you need better keyboarding skills, you need this class. If you are an okay keyboarder but not up on genealogy keyboard techniques, this may be just the class for you.
"I am ready; I am willing, now make me able." New to family research? Not sure where to start? The Help, Where Do I Start? class may be just what you need. You may have a pile of "stuff," or not. You may have Grandma's Book of Remembrance, or not. Wherever you are, Sharon Kiser is the right person to help you learn where to take the next step.
Family Tree – Finding The Buttons a Family Tree class – Jeanine VanderBruggen takes you on a guided tour of all the parts of Family Tree. This is a hands-on class giving an overview of how to navigate around in Family Tree. Not just for beginners. If you are only utilizing a portion of the Family Tree site, come join us to find out what you may have been missing and what’s new since you started. And believe me, there is something new nearly every day.
Take a break between classes then start Family Tree - Climbing Your Tree, the next step after “Finding Your Buttons.” This hands-on class will help you begin your search by using the different tools provided to locate elusive ancestors. Learn how to edit and clean up your records, add missing names, follow the hints, and use the sandbox.
Jim Orman will lead Cleaning, Pruning, and Grafting Your Family Tree. Finding duplicate people in your tree? Someone missing? A stranger among them? Learn how to handle duplicates, correct relationships, to merge or not to merge, getting help. This class will help you discover how to correct these problems in a way that does not create more problems.
The Best Sources Win is led by Alora Howard this week. Is the record of your family Truth or Mythology? Learn what a proper source is, how to create a source, use the Family Tree Source Box, add a source from a website or a document. Don’t give up – get sourced.
The Tabernacle Choir Christmas Show with David Archuleta singing Silent Night.
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Any Soldiers in Your Family Line Away at Christmas time? Do They Have a Story to Tell?
During a stormy winter of fighting between the two sides, a widespread but unofficial truce emerged in the week leading up to - and on - the holiday. German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and to sing songs between their trenches. There were even occasions where soldiers walked over to opposing sides to talk to their counterparts and exchange gifts.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the soldiers put aside their differences for a few hours. Many of them - from both sides - ventured into "no man's land," where they met and exchanged food and souvenirs, and sang carols together.
MyHeritage Blog - December 15, 2014 by Emma
Whether it’s old photos, strange names, family stories or traditions, our grandparents offer a treasure trove of precious family information that should be documented and shared.
Storytelling is a great way to create a stronger family bond, share family moments and have our children and grandchildren feel part of a grander history. Children love listening to stories and looking at old photographs. Seeing a family tree filled with images of people they may or may not know will peak their curiousity to ask lmany questions and learn about their heritage.
Click below to read: The Genealogists Night Before Christmas
By Lauren Sullivan
An experienced Family Historian, Gina Long has mastered the art of balancing respect and truth. Though she is determined to gather an honest account of her family’s past, she will never do it at the expense of the trust and faith her family puts in her.
In the course of researching her great-grandfather several years ago, Gina interviewed several relatives over the phone. She dutifully recorded their long-stored memories and stories squirreled away until she came across Polly. Polly indicated that she had never had any children; but during a separate call, Polly’s cousin remarked that maybe Polly . . .
November 18, 2014 By Marilyn J. Markham of FamilySearch
So, your family tree isn’t empty, but it’s not overly full either. You have identified a few generations, but there are still some holes. Now what do you do?