A Cup Of USB Sticks

How many of you have a cup full like this one? Or perhaps you don’t even have them in a cup. Are they just here and there around the house? What treasured documents and photos are stored on them? Did you know that USB sticks have a life expectancy? It’s actually about five years. Continue Reading →

My Virtual Cemetery At FOREVER

As a genealogist, I’m sure you’ve been to your fair share of cemeteries. I enjoy going so much that I’ve been to every cemetery tour in Edmonton, Alberta. If you’ve never been on one of these types of tours in your city, you need to check it out because it’s a great way to learn the history of your city and the people who made your city what it is today. Continue Reading →

Heirlooms FOREVER

This project started with a conversation with my son. I was telling him that when I passed away that he and his brother better not just put the things I have in my glass cabinet in a yard sale or take them to the thrift store or heaven forbid… the dump. I told him that many of the things in the cabinet are family heirlooms that have been passed down.

He made a good point as sometimes son’s do. He asked me how he would know that?

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Saving My Genealogy FOREVER

As genealogists, we are all trying to preserve the memory of our ancestors. Many of us work long hours; on our trees, watching webinars, taking classes, taking road trips when we can, reading books, and all for the sake of our passion.

There’s one thing I know because I think about it often; what will happen to our work? Who will take the torch? Will there be someone? Continue Reading →