Category Archives: My Family History Journal

Hedwig’s six-frame film reel

I had the idea to convert the filmstrip print from my great-grandmother’s motion picture days into a brief animation. It’s good to know that Photoshop is good for something other than adding snarky comments to cat photos. The film would … Continue reading

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Gathering it all in one place

I’ve been collecting and inheriting a steady flow of photos, documents, and stuff from my family since I showed an interest in family heritage in 2001. I didn’t have a lot until after my husband and I moved cross-country and bought … Continue reading

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RootsTech 2012 and jumping right in to the meaning of life

For six years, I’ve lived about an hour away from the mecca of genealogical research: the Family History Library* in Salt Lake City, Utah. Being primarily interested in preserving the family photos** and documents, though, I didn’t have the motivation … Continue reading

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Moving forward into the past without regrets

Eleven years ago, not long after I graduated from college with my degree in English, I found a vintage red notebook at my mother’s house. It was filled with a myriad of quotes and words of wisdom in my great-grandmother’s … Continue reading

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