Family Finds

Day 31: Save It!

My mother is the Queen of saving important documents.  She has kept so many of my memories alive by the things she has saved for me when I was a child.  I have some hair from my first hair cut as a baby, my first tithing slip when I paid a few pennies, my...

Day 30: Facebook

Just 10 more days left for our Family History Challenge.  I hope it has been a success so far.  I'd love to hear your stories, feel free to post any comments on one of your favorite posts from this series.  Today, we are going to talk about how...

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...

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...
Day 16:  Journal It!

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,...

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Day 15:  The Time Is Now

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...

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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...

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Day 9: Record it!

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...

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Day 8: Be Inspired!

Today is the Sabbath and what a better way to spend Sunday then in finding your ancestors.  Today, we had Stake Conference which was a broadcast from Salt Lake City.  If you are not a member of the LDS church, a stake conference happens twice a year where...

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