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The Colors of our Lives

The Colors of our Lives

Written by Jennifer Hunt Johnson When you connect with your family you see how the threads of your lives are woven with those of your ancestors in a beautiful tapestry. The threads and colors from your ancestors and family blend together in a vibrant   kaleidoscope. Life is richer when we come to know the people and stories that have inspired these colors. In the weaving of your life, many have contributed to the construction of the loom and … Read entire article »

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Genealogists and the Gordian Knot or Alexander the Great Need Not Apply

Genealogists and the Gordian Knot or Alexander the Great Need Not Apply

Written by Lorraine I. Quillon At the beginning of Alexander the Great’s career, he entered Persia at the head of his army. Here he heard of a great king who had created a huge knot of rope. A prophecy had been made that anyone who could untie that knot would become the ruler of Asia. Alexander approached, raised what must have been an extremely sharp sword, and sliced the knot in half with one stroke of the … Read entire article »

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Conference on German and Scandinavian Research

Conference on German and Scandinavian Research

Brush up on your German and/or Scandinavian research skills. We will be broadcasting live from Brookings, South Dakota this Friday and Saturday. The Brookings Area Genealogical Society and Family History Expos is sponsoring the event. Held at the Community Living Center, 625 5th Street, Bookings, SD. April 15-16, 2016, registration is only $35.00 for Friday evening and Saturday, with a total of eight classes to sharpen your research skills. Ruth Maness, AG will be teaching the classes. Ruth has … Read entire article »

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Celebrating Family History with Digital Illustration

Celebrating Family History with Digital Illustration

Terri Kallio submitted how she celebrates her family history through digital illustration. Her submission has earned her a complimentary registration to one of our upcoming Ask-the-Pros Friday morning research adventures. We know that “Family History Heals” and through celebrating our family history research we can share the good with others. We asked Terri how she celebrates family history and she responded: “One of my favorite ways to celebrate and share my family history is by digitally illustrating … Read entire article »

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Court Records Yield Relationships

Court Records Yield Relationships

By Holly T. Hansen Searching through court records can be super rewarding! Most of them are not online, but many have been microfilmed and are available through the FamilySearch Family History Library. I have researched my Denham line for years. I collected the marriages, the census records (for the years available), and as many probate records as I could get my hands on. This research effort yielded much information but NOT who the father of Augustus … Read entire article »

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Family History Expos Research Classes

Family History Expos Research Classes

Family History Expos offers in-depth, hands-on research guidance in person, live over the Internet and through recorded classes. In 2015 LifeStory Productions partnered with Family History Expos to create several research tutorial collections to assist in building your genealogy research skills and awareness. Remember the old days when you had to travel in order to attend a big Expo away from home? And you had to choose between six great classes, all of which you really … Read entire article »

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Ask-the-Pros: Researching Immigrant Arrival into America

Ask-the-Pros: Researching Immigrant Arrival into America

Question: What can I study to prepare myself for researching my ancestor’s arrival in America? Answer: By James L. Tanner As genealogical researchers, we commonly come to the issue of our ancestors’ arrival in a new country. For those immigrants coming to America, there is the inevitable border crossing. Of course, since we commonly hear references to “illegal aliens” (now through political correctness called undocumented aliens) we know that a substantial number of people crossed into the United States … Read entire article »

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Military Research in America: Pre-Revolution

Military Research in America: Pre-Revolution

Colonial Wars service is often a major gap in your genealogy knowledge.  You are far enough removed in time for traditions of military involvement to dim.  Yet, the total number of troops mustered was large enough to include some 70-85% of Southern males age 16-45, who participated in local conflicts. Your pre-revolution American ancestors lived through a whole sequence of wars, conflicts, Indian scares, and massacres between 1620 and 1774.  These events united groups of … Read entire article »

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German Research Library Learning Experience (Sources & Strategies)

German Research Library Learning Experience (Sources & Strategies)

Sixteen classes and 5 days of research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah with professional assistance at your fingertips is a dream come true for anyone researching their German family history. It starts Monday morning at 8 am so, if you are in the area or can get to Salt Lake we still have a couple of seats available. Registration includes a copy of the 296 page Research Guide and a … Read entire article »

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New Learning Opportunities

New Learning Opportunities

Virtual Family History Expos are now available online. Check our updated schedule of events as we have made a few changes and  new offerings are being added weekly. We broadcast live from Salt Lake City and from the home office. The cost of producing onsite Expos is a real challenge. But never-the-less, we are totally committed to giving you access to high quality research guidance from the experts who know. We now offer Expert Research Guidance in the … Read entire article »

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