What’s so hard about writing your family history?

I’m no stranger to writing. I write every day in my job. I started this blog to write.  I joined Amy Johnson Crowe’s genealogy writing challenge to write more.  I even have a degree in Journalism, for heaven’s sake. But for whatever reason I’m stalled when it comes to writing the “big” stories in my family history. I’m attending the Southern California Genealogical Society’s annual Jamboree this week. Today there are two mini conferences that kick off the official Jamboree. One is the Family History Writers Conference. The other is DNA Day. I’m chose the Family History Writers Conference and…

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It Is The Little Things In Life

A few weeks ago, we moved my older sister out of the apartment she and Mom shared for the past 3 years. Mom died this past December.  Robin didn’t really need that second bedroom, and the rent was higher than she could really afford. So,we helped her get settled down the road in a one bedroom apartment. In 2015, Robin quit her job in Virginia and came back home to Connecticut to move in with Mom. Mom had been living in Florida, but her health was declining and we kids convinced her to come back to New England to be…

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Eternal optimist Scott Hamilton charms #RootsTech audience

When you’ve faced life threatening times, you don’t sweat the small stuff. “I always joke with people you know you’ve truly survived cancer when you get mad in traffic. Because of course, then you are back to sweating the small stuff. ” keynote speaker, Scott Hamilton told us as we interviewed him at RootsTech 2018. When Scott speaks, you can’t help but feel inspired. He says his biggest fear isn’t the cancer he fights, but of being pulled away from who is he and who he is meant to be as a person.  He is the personification of “the glass…

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