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Finding Your Roots: Celebrating Family Historians

Finding Your Roots: Celebrating Family Historians

Without these family historians, what would genealogists do?

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Finding Your Roots: Searching for Sons and Daughters of Our Military Ancestors

Finding Your Roots: Searching for Sons and Daughters of Our Military Ancestors

We have many records available in the search for our military ancestors, but what of their sons and daughters?  What of the children who were born and died while their families accompanied their British-soldier fathers to battle?   Although this isn’t

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Memories of Wash Day and Flaming Irons

By Lou Allie Heath Why Mama chose Thursday, though Grandma on a nearby farm always washed on Mondays, I could never understand. I thought the weather should be the main consideration but not my mom or grandma. Rain or shine,

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Lou Allie Heath: A Country Girl’s Life in 488 Pages

Lou Allie Heath: A Country Girl’s Life in 488 Pages

“I didn’t write it because I thought I was special,” says 101-year-old Lou Allie Heath of her two-volume memoir. “I had just an ordinary country girl’s life.” Lou Allie was born into a farm family on Nov. 6, 1910, in

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Mining for Memories: A Guide to Writing Your Life Story

Mining for Memories: A Guide to Writing Your Life Story

Whether you’re rich or poor, leaving a written record of your life is a remarkable gift to future generations. Here’s a guide to preserving this treasure – and it’s easier than you think.

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Finding Your Roots: ‘The Hunter’s Dream’

Finding Your Roots: ‘The Hunter’s Dream’

Returning from my 18-month Family History mission in Utah, I walked into the Carlo M. DeFerrari Archive in Sonora wondering, “What’s new?”  Directly in front of me was a huge painting called “The Hunter’s Dream.” To my left were several

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Finding Your Roots: Great Gains in Digital Access

Finding Your Roots: Great Gains in Digital Access

What a great time to be a genealogist! The records being collected and digitized are appearing online faster than we can keep track of them. At the time of this writing, there are 475 collections on beta.familysearch.org, and several more will

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Finding Your Roots: Tasty Clues to Heritage

Chocolate gravy … holopchi … taties … beaver tails. What do the foregoing have in common and how on earth could they be clues to your ancestry? At family gatherings, big or small, conversation usually gets around to “remember when…”

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Finding Your Roots: Names

Think about it. When you meet someone, what is the first thing you do?  You’re right – you exchange names. How about your pet? I’ll bet it has a name. The city you live in, the grocery store where you

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Finding Your Roots: On the Trail of an Indian Princess

Finding Your Roots: On the Trail of an Indian Princess

Wow! The technology to assist us in family history research is advancing like a tsunami.  I recently attended the Family History Expo at St. George, Utah and came away with my head crammed full of information. I really like the

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