The Gift

My grandmother had always called it my gift, but I didn't see it that way. I thought of it as more of a curse. Whoever wished this upon themselves was crazy. The added stress of not knowing what was present and what had been was excruciating. How could someone differentiate between the two when both …

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The Importance of Self Documenting

I am (if you cannot tell already) a HUGE genealogy nerd. I love anything that has to do with discussing the history of my family, and learning about how we came to be where we are today. Recently I renewed my ancestry membership after about a year of using free alternatives such as familysearch.org, and …

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Am I Like my Parents? (Journalwithme#12)

This week's question is another deep conundrum: "Are you like your parents in any way? What are the similarities and differences between you and your parents?" My parents and I share very minimal similarities. My father and I enjoy politics and trivia, and we're always up for a debate. My mother and I share a …

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