Posts Tagged With: Engaging the Next Generation

Finishing the Story Presentation

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. I will present  Finishing the Story. This lecture consists of three case studies presented on World War I and II military ancestors who died in service, locating their records, and telling their stories. The presentation is being held at the Algonquin Public Library. Hope to see you there! […]

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Breaking It Down – Put It In Date Order

I have been working on a friend’s genealogy off and on when I have time for the last three years. Found out he has two Civil War soldiers on his dad’s side. We have not done his mom’s side yet. My friend ordered the pension files for these two soldiers and had them shipped to […]

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Friday at the IL Family History Expo

Yesterday Terri O’Connell and I drove to Springfield, IL, for the IL Family History Expo. Our first stop, of course, was Starbucks for coffee and a snack before we hit the Illinois State Archives for research. Then we were off to lunch and a little shopping before checking in at the hotel. Apparently we missed […]

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Summer Family History Fun with Kids

Summer is upon us so what will you do in your free time to learn more about your family history? Here are 5 Tips for Summer Family History Fun Create a list of family members to search for in a cemetery. Make a scavenger hunt sheet or BINGO card for all of the family members. […]

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NGS 2012 Recap Part I

I attended the National Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati last week. Maia’s Books had all of my books for sale and they are featured in the photo to the left. I drove down Tuesday and stopped near Dayton to visit my aunt. After a nice (but short) visit and lunch I met up with Stephanie […]

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