Contacting Living Unknown Cousins

One of the things that I like about FamilySearch is the ability to connect with living cousins that are updating information about my ancestors. I may not know these individuals, but it is easy to contact them with questions or additional information. This ability to connect with others is a really important aspect of family history work.

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Family Reunions - Strengthening Family Bonds

Summer has snuck up on me once again. It wasn’t very long ago that we still had snow on the ground. As with many families, we have been once again been faced with the thoughts about getting all our family together for a reunion. I am a procrastinator by trade, or maybe it is just my ADHD that causes me to be chronically distracted, but I am only now beginning to think about this …

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Removing Them is Easy to Do

Distracting Newspaper Ads

Have you ever wanted to "clean up" newspaper clippings of your ancestors that have mixed content in them? The funeral notice for my great-grandfather below has little sections about "hemorrhoids" and "hearing problems" mixed into the article. I find them distracting. It is actually very easy to remove these…

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Keep Your Digital Files Safe

Most of us engaged in family history work will have a slew of digital photos & documents stored on our computer’s hard drive representing years of hard working to collect them. We always hope that we will never lose those files. Have you ever experiences data loss? It's a heart wrenching….
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Placing Photos Inside of Objects

Have you ever wanted to place an image inside a shape? Here is a fun Mother's Day project using a photo of your mother, and a heart shape. …
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About Me: I am a retired pediatrician who has a love for technology use in family history. I have been given a rich heritage of photos, old letters, stories, videos, and more from my ancestors. I love to preserve that heritage and share it with my two generations of posterity now. Sharing my ancestor's heritage as well as my own, with my posterity allows them to discover more about their own heritage as well.

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