Whether you are a genealogist or not, many of us deal with photo guilt. Photo guilt is real. It’s that feeling when you have inherited your parent’s photo collection, or … Continue Reading →
Did you make a resolution for 2022? Last year I realized that I was letting the pandemic get to me both mentally and physically. So I started walking several times … Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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?
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 →
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 →