Day 29: Research Log

Today, we are going to continue with Day 28: Organize It!  Below is a simple Research Log that you can use while you find information about your ancestors.  Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you would like some more information included on this worksheet.  Also, grab a fun family history binder cover for free…

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Day 28: Organize It!

It is important to organize your family history work. I know just the word "organize" can give me the heebeegeebees, but it is vital.  Not only is it important to be organized in your family research for yourself, but also for your children and others that will be helping you on this journey.  Here's a couple images of how I…

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Day 27: What’s Arbitration?

All records before they become available online are indexed by two different people.  Then an Artbitrator will look at both records and decide which information is correct.  I haven't had the privilege of becoming an Artbitrator yet, so I get to learn along with you.  First, we need to do lots and lots of indexing so today, go set…

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Day 26: Blessings of Family History

What are the blessings for the youth as they work on family history?  Find out from Sister Dalton.  Her entire talk is amazing, but you can watch these few minutes and find the answer!  Today, after watching the short video below, print the worksheet from this post and write down your thoughts and feelings about what those blessings mean…

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Day 24: Reflection

Everyone has a story.  Some are full of heroic events that shaped and changed history.  Others slipped through history only to be remembered by their loved ones.  Whoever or wherever your story takes you, remember that you are part of a larger family.  These are your people and you are here today because of the sacrifice and strength that…

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Day 23: Find a Cemetery

It was a miracle that I moved from Los Angeles to Pennsylvania over 9 years ago.  When we decided to move to the east coast, we didn't know anyone in that area.  We built a home in a town called North Coventry in the borough of Pottstown.  After just a couple years of living in Pottstown, I heard a…

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Day 22: The Why Behind Family History

Why do Mormons do family history?  I believe that the answer to this questions is founded upon our belief that we will all live again after this life.  I believe that because of the Savior, Jesus Christ, I can return to him and bring my brothers, sisters, parents, children and all my kindred dead to life forever with my…

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Day 21: Index a Record

How does indexing help you find your ancestors?  For me it is the back bone to family history.  Without records posted free online, we would be going through millions of microfilm records like my grandparents had to do to find their ancestors.  I have looked through microfilm a few times and it is tedious.  FamilySearch has made records available…

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Day 20: Learn from Your Ancestors

We are half way through the 40 Day Challenge!  Congratulations if you have joined us so far.  We know that as you continue your family history journey, you will feel the power of your ancestors.   Why is Family History so important?  Is it just a bunch of names of old people that lived so long ago that we…

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