Final Episode of this Season’s “Who Do You Think You Are” Airing on Monday, April 24th

The final episode of this season's Who Do You Think You Are will be airing on Monday, April 24th, 8/7c on TLC.  This is opposed to the normal Sunday night 10/9c airing for the other episodes this season.  The final episode will feature Liv Tyler.  TLC has a preview of this episode on their site:  https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/first-look-at-liv-tylers-journey

Judy Russell Coming to Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, is speaking at the Root Cellar, the Sacramento Genealogical Society, spring seminar on May 6th.  There is one week left to register.  Lecture topics are: Dowered or Bound Out (Records of Widows & Orphans) The Fair Court (Chancery Court) No Person Shall…Gallop Horses in the Streets (Court Records) After the… Continue reading Judy Russell Coming to Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society

Register for NGS Conference 2017 Live Streaming

Would you love to watch some of the lectures from the NGS conference next month, but can't make it to Raleigh in person?  Register now for Live Streaming. NGS is offering two Live Streaming packages, one with DNA lectures and a second with BCG skillbuilding lectures.  The skillbuilding lecturers include Elizabeth Shown Mills (she is… Continue reading Register for NGS Conference 2017 Live Streaming

Free Access to Legacy Family Tree Webinars this Weekend

Today through Sunday, Legacy Family Tree Webinars is holding a free access weekend.  I am a member of this site, and enjoy listening to their webinars when I get the chance.  I have specifically recommended some of their webinars on this blog.  Lots of great content here.  The BCG lectures are great, lots of good… Continue reading Free Access to Legacy Family Tree Webinars this Weekend

My Heritage Book by kidsHeritage

My Heritage Book is a customizable book for children that teaches them about their countries of origin.  From the book's creators: It's a super fun, educational, award-winning, and personalized children's book that celebrates your child's heritage. It takes families on a wonderful journey into their pasts, while exploring their origins. It's a true gift to… Continue reading My Heritage Book by kidsHeritage

Join a Lineage Society to Preserve Your Research

Over a lifetime, you may discover a great deal of information about your family.  How are you going to preserve it?  We can post our trees online, but will that information still be there in many years?  You can ask your family to donate it, but will a library or society want what you have… Continue reading Join a Lineage Society to Preserve Your Research

How to Make a Shutterfly Book from a PowerPoint Presentation

This month I turned a PowerPoint booklet about my husband's genealogy into a Shutterfly book.  You can see a copy of it here.  I learned some tricks while doing this, so I am sharing them here. I am starting with a PowerPoint booklet with a title slide, content slides with page numbers starting at 1 after… Continue reading How to Make a Shutterfly Book from a PowerPoint Presentation

Michael Lacopo Speaking at the Sacramento German Genealogy Society Spring Seminar on April 8th

Michael Lacopo will be giving four lectures at the Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) Seminar in a few weeks, on April 8th.  Two of his lectures will be on DNA and two will be on German-American research.  More details about the event are at the SGGS website here. Dr. Lacopo is a great lecturer, and wrote the great… Continue reading Michael Lacopo Speaking at the Sacramento German Genealogy Society Spring Seminar on April 8th

In Memory of My Father, Disabled Veterans Home

I often associate my love of genealogy with my father.  He was a computer guy, and bought me my first Family Tree Maker program.  He took my siblings and me to see his hometown in the Central Valley, where we saw places where our relatives used to live and work, collected vital records downtown, and… Continue reading In Memory of My Father, Disabled Veterans Home