The Wedding Album

Here’s something that I came across this week. My wedding album from my first marriage. I’ve kept it all these years…

The wedding was in 1976, and the divorce was 24 years later. There have been times when I thought I should just throw it away. But I have two sons, and although one doesn’t have a relationship with his father, the other does. Continue Reading →

Getting Your Poop In A Group – Make This The Year to Organize Your Research or Photos

Every September for the past several years I’ve had a Save Your Photo event that lasts throughout the month. There will be my usual photo organization event, but this year … Continue Reading →

When I Die Important Documents

You know the old saying; You can’t avoid death or taxes. This isn’t a topic that many of us want to talk about but when I heard this idea I thought, “I’m going to do that.” 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 →

It Feels Like Family History Month

Family History Month is in October, but February is starting to feel like the new Family History Month. Why do I say that? FOREVER Family History Virtual Starting today, you’ll … Continue Reading →

I’ve Started My 2021 Yearbook

It’s the end of the first week of 2021, and I’ve completed the first page in my 2021 Yearbook. I decided that if I found my grandmother’s diary, I would have been over the moon, so this is for future generations, and it’s a great way for me to see what’s happened in my year. Continue Reading →

Sharing My Story and The Stories Of My Family

If the Covid-19 Pandemic has taught me anything, it’s taught me that life is fragile. Thankfully I haven’t had any family members taken away by it, but I do know some genealogy friends who have.

This year, I’ve had time to think about things, and here are some of the conclusions and decisions that I’ve made.

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The Monochrome Project

You know me, I’m always trying to get my “Poop In A Group” well, at least my photos.. and my genealogy life. Continue Reading →