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Azaleas at their Peak

Spring is arguably the prettiest season in Northern Virginia.

This is especially true in my Truro Neighborhood.

Truro has thousands of mature oak trees. 286 more words

My Stories

Recommended Reading: Writing Hard Stories

The Takeaway: If you’ve ever struggled to write about difficult periods of your life, Melanie Brooks’ “Writing Hard Stories” can provide guidance, solace and inspiration. The book features interviews with well-known authors who have published at least one memoir, and digs just as deeply into their emotional process as it does their writing process. 519 more words

Personal History

Dad – What question would you ask your great-grandfather?

My Dad shared, “I would ask Oren Stone why he started the Flint Woolen Mills and what brought him to Flint, Michigan?”

Photo credit – From… 1,121 more words

Family History

Happy Holidays

We hope that you have a merry Christmoose.

It is always great to hear from friends.

Some of our friends even help us plan seasonal decorations. 100 more words

Family History

Special Holiday Offer for RootsMagic Users

Are you looking for a gift that will really bring the family together? Then give the gift of computer software that unites families. And, as a RootsMagic customer, we’ve made it even easier for you by offering an amazing bundle including RootsMagic 7, Personal Historian 2, Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7, and Personal Historian 2: The Companion Guide (a $90 value) for as low as $25!

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He rode off on his great aunt's prize horse to pursue the Johnny Rebels

The following are excerpts from a family letter dated January 12, 1928 recounting a story shared by my great-grandmother Mary Rogers Thomas Summers.

My (great-great grandfather), Charles Green Summers, spent his summers at a farm on… 640 more words

Family History

Why I go to the Association for Personal Historians (APH) Conference

I love my work as a Personal Historian.  Every Friday I drive out to Carl’s house.  We work all day on a current or emerging chapter of his autobiography.  444 more words

Family History