“HEIRLOOM” CHALLENGE – #52ANCESTORS

What exactly constitutes an heirloom? I have  my grandmother’s beautiful art-deco engagement ring I was entrusted with because I was named for her.  I wear it every day. I also have my paternal great-grandmother’s wedding band that was handed down to me. Her fingers were so small and thin I can’t even get it onto my pinky finger, which makes me feel rather chubby, thank you very much Great Grandmother Lillian. I have old table linens from my Dad’s side of the family like hand embroidered doilies with the letter “C”  for Comp on it. I’m not sure which of…

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My last day at RootsTech 2018

Real life obligations can sometimes get in the way of my genealogy fun and my best intentions to post about my last day at RootsTech2018.  Almost a week late, but here I am today to show you my last day at RootsTech. Lots of emotions and a bit overwhelming on the last day. Two, incredible opening presentation guests, Dr. Henry Gates, Jr. and Natalia LaFourcade started us off. Natalia sang live, for the first time,  “Remember Me” from the Pixar film, Coco. The next night she would sing it live at the Academy Awards! So cool that we got to hear…

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My Friday at RootsTech

Yesterday at RootsTech was all about the expo hall, today was all about getting into some sessions and interviewing Scott Hamilton. Along the way I managed to get some professional head shots done, take a huge group photo with many of the Geneabloggers Tribe, buy a DNA kit from Living DNA,  renew my subscription to NEHGS, and work on my Friday at RootsTech video. Here are the highlights!       DISCLAIMER: I am a RootsTech2018 Ambassador. One of my responsibilities as an Ambassador is to promote the RootsTech 2018 conference before, during and after. In return for promotion, I…

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My Wednesday at RootsTech

The days are chock full here at RootsTech, but it adds up to really fun stuff! Sessions I attended three sessions Wednesday and would have done a third, but quite honestly, this girl’s head was swimming with all the information I was trying to take in. In a recap, first, the fabulous Judy Russell talked to us about going to the courtyard for the first time. This is something I need to do because I know there are some paternal records waiting there for me to discover.  I learned transcription and translation tips and resources from Thomas MacEntee and my…

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