Day 19: Attach a Picture

Do you like me, have boxes of pictures tucked away in your closet?  Pull them out and start attaching them to your family tree.  Remember to just attach pictures to those that have passed away or make sure you ask the person before you post any pictures online since they will be available to the public.  You can scan…

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Day 17: Military Records

Today we celebrate Veteran's Day.  We honor all those that have served their fellow men and women in the different branches of the military.  What a blessing it is to be apart of this great country.  It has been great to see the many "thank you" and pictures posted on facebook today, but I thought for today's daily challenge…

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Day 16: Journal It!

Keeping a journal is an important way to never be forgotten.  It is hard to realize now that anything I have to say would be important to my kids or future children and grandchildren, but I know that it is true.  While visiting Hawaii a few years back, I went to the church that my father and his family attended….

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Day 15: The Time Is Now

In October of 2011, I went to Salt Lake City from Pennsylvania to say "goodbye" to my parents before they left for the Missionary Training Center and then off to their mission in South Africa.  I was blessed to be able to get to visit with them and go to General Conference that weekend.  I was so excited when…

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Day 14: Meet My Grandmother

My family is getting ready for a family reunion after Thanksgiving and we will be celebrating my grandparent's life and the legacy that they left behind.  In honor of this event, I thought it would be fun for today's daily task to be about joining the "Meet My Grandma" campaign that FamilySearch started in September of this year.  Here's…

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Day 12: Attach a Record

It is really important to find as many records as you can about each ancestor. Make sure you try different search options when looking for documents. For example, if you were looking for Paul Hansen and you include his wife's name in the search fields it would only show you Paul's life records as a married adult. You would…

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Day 11: Find it with Puzzilla

Are you stuck in your family history work?  Need help finding your cousins?  Today's family history challenge is to find a cousin using a new tool called Puzzilla.  Go to Puzzilla and login with your FamilySearch account.  It will show you a unique way to look at your cousins.  You can also watch a a few videos about Puzzilla…

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Day 9: Record it!

Today, we are going to look at the great resources that FamilySearch has for your mobile devices.  There are two free apps that you can download from the App Store called Family Tree and Memories.  In order to download the apps to your iphone or ipad, go to the App Store.  In the search bar type in "FamilySearch."  These…

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