Here’s an idea. Preserve family recipes by creating videos of the family member who makes it the best. Perhaps that person is you.
Ann-Terese Barket, aka The Food Archivist, thinks the perfect gift just might be a two-inch flash drive containing a video or a DVD of Mom (or another family member) cooking up a family favorite recipe that will be copied and shared for gifts or _____________ (you fill this one in). Make lots of copies and distribute them as gifts. The videos do not need to be professional Hollywood productions. Your family members will probably appreciate watching the family expert's work“as is.” (Click on Read More)
A family member was recently cleaning out her storage when she found a family tree handwritten by my grandfather. The single piece of paper was filled with my grandfather’s notes and the family tree sprawled across the page. I was delighted to be given this lovely piece of family history because it really made me feel like I was continuing down a path that my grandfather began years ago.
After figuring out how he organized the family tree on the page, I began checking his information against what I already had in my family tree. Materials such as this family tree are invaluable to . . .
The family always said your great-grandmother’s maiden name was “O’Toole.” But was it really? Have you collected documents about her that would list her maiden name, such as her marriage license, death certificate, obituary, or her children’s marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, and so on? You might be surprised to find out that her surname was listed as “Towle” instead, which sounds similar and could be a variant spelling. Or maybe she had a first marriage to someone named O’Toole, rather than . .
Strategies for Finding Female Ancestors - 2 Videos
If you are deep into your family history research and have not yet been able to find some of your female ancestors, you are not alone. There are actually good reasons as to why you and many others can’t seem to locate these elusive ladies from your familial past. The following two excellent videos by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com will present 10 different basic strategies to overcome the challenge of finding the maiden names of female ancestors.
Between the two videos Crista presents ten effective methods to assist in finding the maiden names of our female ancestors which can not only help us to find them but with that knowledge we can ten often find her parents, siblings, and more. . .
Not long ago I attended a genealogy conference in Mesa, Arizona. An overwhelming number of courses were offered at the same time, and it was a challenge to decide which to attend. I ended up asking one of the volunteers to determine my fate. That he did, and I headed off to room 201, “Find A Grave.”
There was standing room only as presenter Shirley Nance took her place at the head of the classroom. While the basics were being covered, I couldn’t help but wonder how much harder it was going to be to convince millennials that genealogy is a youthful activity when I’m sitting in a course titled, “Find A Grave.” The thought was short-lived, however, as I quickly became consumed by interest in this fascinating program. . .