Mia Familia (Journalwithme#52)

This journal entry wants to know about three family members of mine and why I love them so much. Honestly, I'm very blessed to have such a caring, loving and supportive family. I know my immediate family will be there for any need, and for that I thank them immensely. I wrote a previous Journal …

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Organizing your Discoveries

Creating a family history takes a LOT of effort. It involves hours upon hours of discovery, digging through centuries of yellowed papers, black and white or sepia photographs, journals, census records, birth records, death records, marriage records, incarceration, occupation, addresses and the list goes on and on. So, what do we do with all of …

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Cord Blood: Bank, Delay, Donate or Discard?

There are so many factors to consider when creating a birth plan. You want to make sure that the doctors, nurses, midwives and support partners are all aware of your preferences and what you definitely do not want. Epidural or natural? Water birth or in a hospital bed? At home or in a birthing center? …

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Illnesses and Causes of Death Genealogy Guide

Illness and death are the final and conclusive part of life. Death was recorded in a variety of methods, and using old terms that are now outdated. I put together a comprehensive guide to some of the most common causes of death listed on old death certificates and schedules of death. This post is in …

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