Comments on: Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories The official blog of Ancestry.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:34:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories |...http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-158503 Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories |... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:57:23 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-158503 [...]   [...]

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By: stevenhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-148022 steven Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:20:58 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-148022 Hello. I like the sroty. I’ve also published an amazing and dramatic story in my blog, read here http://writing-help.com/blog/unhappy-halloween-our-sample-paper/

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By: The Ripple Effect of People’s Liveshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-147185 The Ripple Effect of People’s Lives Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:01:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-147185 [...] my first article, “Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories”, I discussed why it is imperative to commit to writing a story about your ancestors (much less [...]

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By: The Ripple Effect of People’s Liveshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-145750 The Ripple Effect of People’s Lives Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:31:11 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-145750 [...] my first article, “Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories”, I discussed why it is imperative to commit to writing a story about your ancestors (much less [...]

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By: Rebekahhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-141362 Rebekah Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:51:43 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-141362 Even the poor souls that died alone with no children to carry on their line become immortal when someone (such as Bee) remembers them and makes their story part of the family history. We all strive for that.

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By: Shawn Bhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-141070 Shawn B Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:00:32 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-141070 Earl,
Through my family research, I have learned so much about my ancestors that wasn’t passed down to me or any other living family member. In an effort to preserve and share these stories, I have been thinking about writing a blog about these ancestors—who they were, the role they played in our nation’s history, and the ripple effect their experiences had on their descendants. Your words have given me the impetus to take the next step and actually write down the forgotten stories that I have uncovered so they will be available to hand down and help shape future generations of my family.

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-140620 BEE Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:26:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-140620 Earl, as the mother of two retired servicemen, I thank you or your service.
When researching my father’s family, I found an elderly man who died alone in a nursing home with no living family. He was married to a cousin of my father’s, who died earlier in the same nursing home.
They married late in life, and had no children.
It didn’t seem right that this man had no one to remember him, so I researched his life, and added everything I found about him to my tree.
I found another more distant relative of my father’s who was married with three children. When his children were very young, he left his family to fend for themselves, even changing his name.
Again, I felt that I wanted to honor the lives of the wife and children he left behind. I even spent the $27 for a copy of her SS application to learn her maiden name. The woman and her children are all deceased with no living descendants, but they live on in my family history.

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By: Connie Shafferhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-140615 Connie Shaffer Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:03:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-140615 I appreciated your article. I’ve loved the stories about my ancestors and am so curious about those I don’t know. I’ve toyed with the idea of a book, but I have so many lines I’m not sure where to start. I look forward to more of your blogs.

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By: Mary Williamshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-140552 Mary Williams Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:13:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-140552 Great article! I look forward to others. You are correct. I have run across stories written by or about my ancestors. Loved learning about them and what their life was like. This is definitely something worth doing. My dad wrote a short pioneer article about his parents for his local historical society. My kids & grandkids love reading about the details of their ancestors lives. It makes them come to life.

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By: Caro Feaginhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/10/creating-ancestral-histories-and-life-stories/#comment-140544 Caro Feagin Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:44:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12390#comment-140544 I look forward to all of your blogs. You have captured my feelings very well in this first one! Is James Trooper Armstrong one of your ancestors?

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