FGS 2014 Recap: Highlights from the Alamo City

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 3, 2014 in Ask Juliana, Events

Well, the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ (FGS) 2014 conference has ended and by now, the genealogists who descended on San Antonio are hopefully safely back at home. If they’re like me, they are more energized than ever to get back to researching their families. What a whirlwind week! Had lots of fun learning, exchanging ideas Read More

Throwback Thursday Topic: Pets

Posted by Juliana Szucs on August 28, 2014 in Ask Juliana

With my puppies huddled around me for protection from a thunderstorm, it was not hard to come up with an idea for this week’s Throwback Thursday writing prompt. I’ve always been drawn to animals of any type, really. I’ve had dogs, cats, fish (that didn’t go so well), and at one point even a ball Read More

Throwback Thursday Topic: Lessons I Took

Posted by Juliana Szucs on August 14, 2014 in Ask Juliana

As the eldest of four girls, I was a bit of a guinea pig when it came to taking lessons in various things. It started when I was pretty young. A next door neighbor, who we affectionately called Uncle Ronny, was to teach me how to play the accordion. That was a pretty lofty goal Read More

Throwback Thursday Topic: Games We Played

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 31, 2014 in Ask Juliana

Growing up we played a lot of games. Some were your typical kids’ games, some were completely made up. I remember a girlfriend and I had a marathon game of Monopoly one summer. We would play every morning until we got tired and then leave it for the next day, when we’d pick up where Read More

Connecting with Cousins

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 23, 2014 in Ask Juliana

For years, I battled with the decision over whether to make my tree public or private. What if there was something wrong in it? I do a lot of my research offline and a lot of my pre-computer research resides in binders. I’ve used that and more recent research over the years to construct timelines Read More