A New Chapter – Bringing Family History to Life

What we are trying to do. Bruce and I have been family genealogists for over 10 years.  However, we are now bringing new tools and methods to our approach.   These new tools and methods will be additive, as Internet searches, lineage sites and DNA cousins are all powerful tools we will continue using.  But the new stuff shows great promise too. First, we now are … Continue reading A New Chapter – Bringing Family History to Life

Grand Traverse Women Ancestors, Introduction

The peculiarity of telling a woman ancestor’s life story is real.  It is kind of like a puzzle with many pieces permanently missing.  Right up until women started working in large numbers what they did and thought day-in and day-out was typically not captured.  So the puzzle contains few personal pieces in which to construct a life story.   Yes, likely birth, marriage, children, death, maybe … Continue reading Grand Traverse Women Ancestors, Introduction

Family Memorabilia Project

Capturing family memorabilia as digital images is just the first step in preserving and sharing family history.   The Family Memorabilia Project is all about establishing a long term digital repository of our family memorabilia (the broader term used on this site is ‘Sources’) that can be shared, collaborated on, organized, and used to develop and highlight family stories that can be published to wider audiences … Continue reading Family Memorabilia Project