What We Are Reading: August 22 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 22, 2014 in In The Community

As summer winds down, many of us find many things still on our “to do” list. I wanted to redo my flowerbeds and do some landscaping in my backyard. Maybe this fall… But one thing that I’m happy to keep on my “to do” list is “Read more genealogy.” It has a permanent place on… Read more

What We Are Reading: August 15 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 15, 2014 in In The Community

It’s hard to believe, but the schools in my area started classes this week. I remember when I was in school, it was unusual to start before Labor Day. (Now get off my lawn!) The kids shouldn’t be the only ones reading. We should all join in the fun! Here are some of the things… Read more

Painful Memories and Warm Embraces in Episode Five of Long Lost Family.

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 9, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

Last week’s episode of Long Lost Family was probably the most emotional yet. But it doesn’t stop there. This week Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell worked tirelessly to reunite more long-separated families. In episode five we’ll witness two reunions that are healing the pain of the past. Sheila Thomas and Jacqui Denton Growing up in London, Sheila was… Read more

What We Are Reading: August 8 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 8, 2014 in In The Community

It’s the dog days of summer. Sounds like the perfect time to grab a cool drink, find a shady spot, and do some reading. If you have an Internet connection in that shady spot, check out some of the things we’ve been reading this week. (And if you don’t have wifi out there, go back… Read more

The White Glove Debate Continued: What’s Up With the Purple Gloves?

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 7, 2014 in In The Community, Who Do You Think You Are?

If you saw the recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Rachel and Kayleen McAdams, you might have noticed them wearing some special accessories. When they visited the Archives of Ontario, they had to don purple gloves when handling a map of land grants in Ontario. So, what’s up with the those?… Read more

Two searches, one family! Get ready for another episode of Long Lost Family

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 2, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community, Long Lost Family, Stories, United Kingdom

The inspiring stories on Long Lost Family have brought us to tears on more than one occasion, as Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell worked tirelessly to reunite long separated families. In episode four we will witness a first for the Long Lost Family team. Inge Dart Growing up in Kenya, Inge’s life was overshadowed by her domineering mother.… Read more

What We Are Reading: August 1 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 1, 2014 in In The Community

What does a Civil War descendant, Coca Cola signs, and the Great Lakes have in common? It’s just some of what we’ve been reading this week.   “Bitter Sweet Memories, the History of a Family Home,” by Carol, on Reflections from the Fence. The selling of the family home brought back a lot of memories… Read more

Behind the Scenes: ProGenealogists Joseph Shumway

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 29, 2014 in In The Community, Who Do You Think You Are?

Many people wonder how to get the youngsters in the family interested in genealogy. Joseph Shumway’s grandmother figured it out. When Joseph was 12, she invited him over so he could help her learn her new genealogy software. “I was always the kid who enjoyed listening to the family stories,” Joseph recently told me. But… Read more

The White Glove Debate

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 28, 2014 in In The Community

Besides death and taxes, there is a third certainty of life: Have someone on television handle an old document without wearing white gloves and you will hear shocked people all across social media. Slightly less certain are the comments of those who are shocked when someone does wear white gloves when handling a document. Welcome… Read more

What We Are Reading: July 25 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 25, 2014 in In The Community

I’ve always been an avid reader. I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective or digging deeper into a subject that’s new to me. That’s what the articles we’ve read this week do. (Plus, there’s some inspiration to do some writing of your own!) “Census Sunday: William Wallace Greene Jr Counted Twice on 1930 Census,”… Read more