preserving yoUR HISTORY because you are history

Writing about your roots: family history and life writing

Originally posted on moonbridgebooks:
Writing and publishing my mother’s memoir, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, was perhaps the most brilliant idea I’ve ever had. Especially now that she’s gone, my sister…

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Days at Adams Mill Road

Originally posted on telling family tales: I put together this book for group of women (one of them is my mom) who had been roommates in the 1950’s in…

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Gold Mountain: making family history come alive

Originally posted on moonbridgebooks:
Author Lisa See may not look Chinese, but she certainly is. She is known for “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” “Peony in Love,” and “Shanghai…

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is it time for the photo album to die?

Originally posted on All About Images Blog:
The idea of organizing photos by hand into online albums is passé. It’s a concept that’s a holdover from a time when our…

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tuesday’s Tip – Hiring a Professional Genealogist Part II

Originally posted on Sort Your Story:
This is a continuation from a post in June about hiring a professional genealogist. Some of the comments I’ve received from both professional researchers…

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Family Reunions in the Digital Age

Originally posted on telling family tales:
I found this information in the FamilySearch User Newsletter for June 2013, but it is also on their blog in this post by Matt…

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Genealogy: Is knowing your roots important?

Originally posted on moonbridgebooks:
I don’t know, is it important to you? I think it’s interesting to know my roots, and I certainly had fun the other day snooping up…

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tuesday’s Tip – Hiring a Professional Genealogist

Originally posted on Sort Your Story:
Lorel asked me to write a short post about how researchers can best prepare to hire a professional genealogist to help them with their…

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Genealogy versus lifewriting

Originally posted on moonbridgebooks:
BlogHer’s Find Your Roots prompt for today asks whether I am interested in genealogy and whether I’ve made a family tree. You know from my last…

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Research family history and scrapbook it

Originally posted on Scrapping Is Heart Work:
We scrapbookers are well-acquainted with recording history as it happens. But what about our past? In the last six months I’ve met members…

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


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