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Announcing the winners of the Repurposed Genealogy 2nd Blogiversary Giveawayread more
Finding the right gift for a guy graduate can be tricky. Here’s what I am giving this year that might work for you. I’ve included a free printable letter to go with the gift as well.read more
Growing up as a child with divorced parents, I looked forward to the day that I would be able to have the kind of family vacation I always wanted. More than spending a lot of money, or traveling to an exotic location, I wanted to experience a vacation with a mom and dad that loved each other. I wanted to feelread more
Jacob is thirteen months old. He has dimples that appear when he chases his older brothers down the hallway, toddling to catch them without losing his balance. He's so determined. And though none of us have red hair, he does. The woman at Albertson's grocery store...read more
It’s hard to wrap my mind around sometimes. I have more pictures of what I’ve eaten than most of my ancestors. Seriously. Maybe you’re not a foodie like I am, so you don’t #foodporn pictures on Instagram. Or take pictures of artfully presented meals in restaurants. Or decadent meals you make to post on social media to show off what you were lucky enough to eat, so others are jealous.
If you’re not posting the food porn pictures like me, you probably have a glut of photos of something else. If you don’t believe me, scroll through your smart phone camera gallery, or social media feed. I’ll wait…
I appreciate that you are spending your moments with me. And there are a lot of other writers out there who don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. Or make a sentence fragment a whole sentence. Like I do…read more
Though counter-intuitive, to escape from overthinking, I need to think more, and so should you.read more
I call myself Genealogy Jen. Six years ago, as a mom of triplet toddlers and a newborn, life seemed too busy for family history work. Read about small things you can do, no matter how busy you are, to share family history with your children.read more
This post is part of My Commitment for Black History Month. I encourage you to share the names of the enslaved persons you find during your genealogy research to help African American genealogy research.read more
It can be easy to let the despair about the state of our world swallow me in depression, but I have hope. I have hope, because I also see the good. I have to search harder for it, but it is there. I see what you are doing to make a difference and help others.read more