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.  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 the title slide, and an ending final slide… 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

How to Make a Suggestion for Ancestry.com

Did you know that Ancestry.com has a Suggestion Box?  It seems a bit hidden on their site, so I thought I would point it out.  Start here: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/suggestions Go to this page to make a suggestions about DNA, Trees, Records, or any of a number of topics.  Give your feedback and help them improve the site for all… Continue reading How to Make a Suggestion for Ancestry.com

The “Veterans History Project” at the Library of Congress, and Great Questions to ask in a Veteran Interview

Today I found out about a great project at the Library of Congress called the "Veterans History Project."  The Project began in 2000.  The goal of the project is collect information from U.S. wartime veterans and certain civilians involved in the war effort (further details about the wars of interest and types of civilian positions are here).  The… Continue reading The “Veterans History Project” at the Library of Congress, and Great Questions to ask in a Veteran Interview

New Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Coming

Exciting!  TLC will be showing a new season of Who Do You Think You Are? starting next month.  The premier is scheduled for the night of Sunday, March 5, at 10/9c.  According to the announcement at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, citing TLC, the celebrities in this season include: Jessica Biel Julie Bowen Courteney Cox Jennifer Grey… Continue reading New Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Coming

How to Make a Family History Booklet

This weekend I finally finished writing a family history booklet on my husband's Norwegian ancestry.  I also just watched the BCG-sponsored lecture "Writing Up Your Research" by Michael Leclerc, CG.  Here is what I have learned in the process. First, like Mr. Leclerc notes in his lecture, writing up genealogy doesn't mean we have to write a… Continue reading How to Make a Family History Booklet

RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule

Very exciting.  RootsTech has announced the schedule of sessions that will be LiveStreamed next month, from Wednesday, February 8th, to Saturday, February 11th.  So those of us unable to attend in person can feel part of the genealogy community.  The schedule has been published here and I am posting it below: Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | Innovator Summit… Continue reading RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule

How to Research Family in Norwegian Records

Lately I have been taking some time to research my husband's ancestors in Norway to present to his family following a reunion last summer.  I have come across a variety of good resources that I wanted to share (and remember myself) that help when researching family in Norway. Just a few points for background when researching individuals in Norway… Continue reading How to Research Family in Norwegian Records