My Commitment for Black History Month

My Commitment for Black History Month

I’ve written about what you can do when you find an ancestor who owned slaves. You can read my post here. My friend Cathy Meder- Dempsey committed last year to celebrate Black History Month by transcribing at least one record a month, from her ancestors, that...
My RootsTech Recap and Focus on My Future

My RootsTech Recap and Focus on My Future

I had an amazing birthday week. I enjoyed spending time with my genealogy peeps at the world’s largest genealogy conference RootsTech.  I loved it. The best part for me, was the connections that I made with people. I love to write, and have always felt awkward...
Becoming fearless and facing 40

Becoming fearless and facing 40

Today, I turn 40. I’ve spent the past year+ facing my 40 fears to prepare for today. On December 25th, I faced my 25th fear of singing, and sang in the church choir on Christmas Day.  The picture on the left is me smiling with relief when I finally finished and...
When Your Genealogy Research Plan Changes

When Your Genealogy Research Plan Changes

Today, I planned on scanning pictures and other documents to upload to FamilySearch for my Kohler relatives, but I felt like I needed to do something else. I have been working on having a specific genealogy research plan/ goal since I read a blog post by Amy Johnson...
I’m afraid of becoming a hoarder

I’m afraid of becoming a hoarder

If I am being completely honest with you, and that’s what I try to do when I write, it has been one of the hardest of my 40 fears that I’ve had to face this year. I’ve spent months avoiding it, because it’s where I’m most vulnerable....

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