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Short Film ‘Nan’ Explores the Beautiful Lifelong Friendship Between Grandma and Grandson

Posted by Brian Gallagher on July 22, 2014 in In The Community, Stories, United Kingdom

We all have roles to play in our lives. We all start as children. Some of us go on to become parents, and later hope to become grandparents. How often do grandchildren stop to ponder the meaning of their bond with their grandmother or grandfather? Writer and director Luke Taylor recognized the unique relationship between… Read more

What We Are Reading: July 18 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 18, 2014 in In The Community

I enjoy reading about other people’s research. Even if they don’t mention one of my ancestors, I often come away with ideas for new sources to look for, a new way of using a source I hadn’t thought of before, or motivation to keep up the search. What we’ve been reading this week has a little… Read more

Throwback Thursday Topic: The Moon Landing

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 17, 2014 in In The Community

This Sunday, July 20, marks the 45th anniversary of the moon landing. What once was unimaginable was suddenly happening and we could watch it from the comfort of our living rooms. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, several of us got together and shared our memories of that historic event. Juliana Szucs Smith: Last week I… Read more

Long Lost Family continues to change lives and move us to tears

  Last Monday saw the return of the BAFTA award winning show Long Lost Family. Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell reunited families who had been separated for most of their lives, in what was a very emotional first episode of the new season.     Episode two features more emotional stories of heartbreak, separation and… Read more

What We Are Reading: July 11 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 11, 2014 in In The Community

The Internet is bursting at the seams (virtually) with genealogy and history. (I suspect that Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web for the sole purpose of researching his family tree.) With so much being published every day, it’s easy to miss out on some wonderful articles. That’s why we’re starting a new weekly column… Read more

Librarians in Las Vegas: An ALA Wrap-up

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 4, 2014 in Events, In The Community

The American Library Association (ALA) had its annual conference this past weekend in Las Vegas. More than 18,000 librarians from across the United States and several foreign countries gathered for learning, networking, and seeing the latest and greatest from all types of vendors. Here are some of the things that I learned while at the… Read more

Throwback Thursday Theme: 4th of July

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 3, 2014 in Holidays, In The Community

  The 4th of July for many American families is a time for cookouts, parades, and fireworks. While I was growing up, the 4th for my family also meant vacation in northern Michigan. We rented a cabin at Carp Lake, just south of Mackinaw, and it was there that our 4th of July traditions were… Read more

A Civil Rights Sit-In, a Mural Dedication, and a Family Historian’s Moving Story

Posted by Lou Szucs on June 30, 2014 in In The Community, Moments in Time

With his usual eloquence and the words coming straight from his heart, internationally known genealogist Tony Burroughs spoke to a crowd gathered for the dedication ceremony for a mosaic mural at the Burnside Scholastic Academy on June 15, 2014. The 300-square-foot mural commemorates the 1962 Burnside School parent and student sit-in, a spark that helped… Read more

Francis B. Griffin Imparts The Secret To a Long Life: “You Need To Relax”

Posted by Brian Gallagher on June 27, 2014 in In The Community, Stories

When it comes to family, we all reserve a special place in our hearts for our grandparents. The bond between grandparent and grandchild is unique – in us they see the future and in them we can learn about the past.  How can we share the wisdom and experience they have to impart? What can… Read more

Regina Carter Melds Music and Family in ‘Southern Comfort’

Posted by Pam Velazquez on May 10, 2014 in AncestryDNA, Celebrity, In The Community

Jazz violinist Regina Carter has given a whole new meaning to the phrase “family album” with her latest recording, Southern Comfort. Her new album is Regina’s own take on songs her grandfather would have listened to. But before she got to know the music, she had to get to know her paternal grandfather, Dan J.… Read more

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