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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20 Beautiful Girl Names Straight Out of the Family Tree

Adeline French noble, nobility. Adeline has inspired a new era of names like Adalyn and Adele. The popularity of Adeline peaked in the 1880s and dipped sharply around the 1950s. It returned to the top 100 in the 2000s. Adeline is such a sweet name, perfect for any little girl. Alice German noble. I'm seeing …

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Five Reasons Why You Should Photograph a Cemetery

Photographing a cemetery may seem like a morbid thing to do, but in actuality it's a beautiful thing. Not only are you surrounded by total peace, but it can be a great way to learn a bit about the history of your community and the inhabitants who once lived there. Documenting headstones is beneficial for …

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