Family Traditions: Fact or Fiction?

The family historian and family storyteller are not always the same person.  Family traditions are not always family fact.  Traditions are not always historical and family stories are not always factual.  1,440 more words


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Writing Family History

Childhood memories of WW2

Rita Cole’s memories of WW2
Rita lived with her mother and sister near London. Bertha Alzano was born in Hamburg Germany. Rita’s father Jim Alzano, was a British merchant seaman braving the Atlantic convoys. 201 more words

Historical Research

From the "Rolls" of Washington County: The last two "Croy Boys"

The photo taken at the OGS Society of Civil War Families of Ohio induction ceremony arrived a couple months back. At the time, I was elbow deep in the buckets of information from my trip to Ohio, so just filed it away. 735 more words

Croy Family History

Editing Your Writing–Six Tips

Whether you’re writing a family history, a journal essay, a cookbook, or the Great American Novel, editing looms as perhaps the most essential and difficult part of the process. 994 more words

Genealogical Research

And that's why I talk to dead people...

Yesterday, I was contacted via my Ancestry account by someone who believed we were related because of her DNA results. I have to admit, I was ecstatic. 958 more words

1928: The Swedish Flag Pub and the Jug

I was kindly given an historic item from the East End, by my amazing Cockney cousins.

It is a water jug with an engraved message. A Christmas gift perhaps, to my great grandparents. 400 more words

Historical Research