Tag Archive | family stories

My Top Ten Blog Posts for 2012 on Finding Forgotten Stories

My most visited page on the blog is my How To Videos page where I post links and slides from my presentations that I do for Ancestry.com. Also the page Blogs You Should Read is highly viewed. (Maybe I should update that!) But here, in order are my most read posts for the year:  Treasure […]

Follow Friday — Uencounter.me, Family Stories and Motivation

This is two weeks worth of Follow Friday, since I missed last weeks.  Lots of good reading in here! A couple of posts about uencounter.me: Uencounter.me — A Way to Plot Cluster Genealogy Research (Geneabloggers) Mappy Monday – Fun with unencounter.me and an Upcoming Cool Feature Too!  (Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog) The mapping […]

Wisdom Wednesday — Sure it’s fun and addictive, but it’s not all that easy

So I’ve be blogging for a few months now and it has indeed been a lot of fun.  I spent the last couple of days thinking about what kind of posts have gotten some of the best responses. Posts that have a story associated with them.  Can be small snippet of a story of lengthy […]

Sorting Saturday: Starting a Narrative Lineage

I am prepping for my first CG attempt, which I hope to start sometime this year.  One of the requirements is to write Narrative Lineage.  I’m going to practice writing one for my paternal paternal line. Today, I’m going to write some informative paragraphs and a intro and end.  I’m quite sure I’ll rewrite them […]

Sunday’s Obituary: Maiden Aunts and Bachelor Uncles — Minnie Maude Gillespie

Sunday’s Obituary: Maiden Aunts and Bachelor Uncles — Minnie Maude Gillespie

Every generation has their own maiden aunts and bachelor uncles who leave behind no children and often there  is no one left to tell their story.  They truly become forgotten stories.  I will devote Sunday to those Aunts and Uncles. Minnie Maude Gillespie was the oldest child of Wyatt Paul Gillespie and Laura Cecile Donald […]

Details in City Directories: Howard’s Radio Career Uncovered

I was asked a couple of days ago, “Why are city directories interesting?”  It is a fair question.  You find them, you attach them to your online tree or software program, and then you have a list of them.  A list of them?  Dreadfully boring . This is not interesting.  It doesn’t tell me anything […]

Just Because It’s In Print Doesn’t Make It True

I never knew my maternal grandfather, Howard Arthur Turner, as I lost contact with my mother and her side of the family when I was very young.  One day I discovered his obituary on GenealogyBank.com and became intrigued with knowing more about him. From his obituary I learned he died on June 26, 1992 and […]

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