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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 […] … 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. […] … 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 […] … Read entire article »

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Cross-checking Your Data
Cross-checking Your Data

Not all historical documents are strictly accurate. Human frailties—including hearing loss, strong non-English accents, handwriting errors, and a multitude of other factors—can limit the ability genealogists have to rely upon historical records. It is also entirely possible that records were intentionally altered or recorded inaccurately due to a huge number of other possible reasons. For […] … Read entire article »

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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 […] … 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 […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boots and Compass Research, Expo News, Family History Education, Newsletter

10 Ways Family History can Help your Family

by Jennifer Hunt Johnson Every day our children and grandchildren are bombarded with questionable messages about who they are and what they should expect from life. More than ever, they need to hear about our values and culture, and the experiences that have influenced their family through the generations. Life is richer when we come […] … Read entire article »

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Searching for 40 Years

By way of introduction, you need to know that I have been researching one family for more than 40 years. And I still haven’t found either parents or even siblings for my poor third-great-grandfather! Needless to say, I have had times of serious discouragement, especially when I feel like I’ve done enough to merit finding […] … Read entire article »

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German Sources: Strategies and Methodology

This topic includes 16 classes in the collection on DVD and 296 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Ruth E. Maness, AG Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Charles Fisk Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/975/18/141 Purchase […] … Read entire article »

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Scandinavian Research Sources and Strategies

This topic includes 14 classes in the collection on DVD and 125 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Ruth E. Maness, AG Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/962/18/141 Purchase Printed Research […] … Read entire article »

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