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  • Jun 30, The Death of Traditional Photography

    Writing Your Life Story Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:34 am
    Photographs have long been part of preserving parts of our lives, our memories and our stories. But today's technology both makes taking pictures easier and yet also could lead to the lost art of sharing memories as special times with friends and family through printed photographs kept in photo albums. Finding a way to preserve your important lifestory is more important that ever. Eve Barnes explores this timely topic in a guest article.
  • A Delicious Way to Eat Your Words

    The Heart and Craft of Life Writing
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:09 am
    Thanks to the efforts of his creative wife Vivian, on May 9 this year, about thirty people helped Don Duncan eat his words. We were all gathered at the Whitehall Public Library in Whitehall, Pennsylvania to celebrate the conclusion of The Power of Memoir, an eight-week series of classes  that I had the pleasure of leading. Each week a dozen eager students gathered for two hours to learn a few pointers from The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing. During the class, they read stories based on their assignment for the week. Each week we had a predictably wide spectrum of stories. Some,…
  • Two sisters kept and two brothers given away. Heart breaking stories on tonight’s Long Lost Family.

    Ancestry Blog
    Brian Gallagher
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    It’s the penultimate episode of Long Lost Family tonight and it promises to be an emotional one. The Long Lost Family team feature the stories of two sisters who were kept while their brothers were given up for adoption, a family split by the decision to give up a child fifty years ago, and a sister searching for the brother who was kept a secret from her as a child.Elizabeth Wells and her daughter Janice are searching for Elizabeth’s son Brian. Fifty-five years ago Elizabeth made an agonising decision to keep Janice while giving away Brian.‘I’ve missed him from the day I agreed to go…
  • June 2012... Coming Together

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    southernyang
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    As my bellydance skills improved, I found myself getting more and more involved.  I started drilling at home and in some not so obvious places.  I caught myself practicing 3/4 shimmies while pushing a cart at Walmart… by far not the weirdest thing to ever happen at Walmart, but definitely one of the weirdest things I have done!  My kitchen is my dance studio at home.  The tile floor is so much nicer than carpet for turns and traveling, plus it takes my mind off the tedium of cooking (not my favorite activity in the world).  And as most bellydancers can confess to… vacuuming…
  • My Genealogy Tuesday - 30 June 2015

    The Geneaholic
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:11 pm
    This was a pretty full Tuesday genealogy-wise, although I took some time to get some chores done, and then there was the Padres game.*  Read email and blogs, and researched and wrote Tuesday's Tip - Use the Improved BLM General Land Office Website to Find Federal Land Patent Locations.  Checked out Carolyn's DNA stuff some more.  Answered email.*  Worked on the presentation syllabus and edited the two presentations a bit.  Put them in Dropbox for safekeeping.  Deleted duplicate stuff out of Dropbox too.*  Linda took the Lincoln to Don's for oil change…
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    Writing Your Life Story Blog

  • Jun 30, The Death of Traditional Photography

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:34 am
    Photographs have long been part of preserving parts of our lives, our memories and our stories. But today's technology both makes taking pictures easier and yet also could lead to the lost art of sharing memories as special times with friends and family through printed photographs kept in photo albums. Finding a way to preserve your important lifestory is more important that ever. Eve Barnes explores this timely topic in a guest article.
  • Jun 29, Using Compare and Contrast in Your Lifestory

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:50 pm
    A writing technique used in schools can be very beneficial when approaching your life story. Using a compare and contrast technique will provide an interesting perspective.
  • Jun 25, First Global Satellite Production Included Beatles and All You Need Is Love

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    42 years ago today the first global satellite television event took place. It is most remembered for the Beatles debuting a song they wrote for the broadcast. "All You Need Is Love" still resonates today as a much needed positive message in our often troubled world.
  • Jun 17, Invest in Your Legacy with Your Life Story

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    What could be more valuable to us that the stories of our lives shared with our family and friends, including future generations? In a very real sense telling your life story is investing in your legacy. Personal History is part of the greater picture of the history of our times. In the continuing blog series about the 20 reasons why you should write your family history is reason #15: Writing is reflective. Writing is investing in yourself.
  • Jun 13, 100 Year Old School Blackboards Give Glimpse of the Past

    13 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    A school in Oklahoma has been remodeling and when the workers tore out the old chalkboards on the walls so they could install new sophisticated interactive smartboards a remarkable discovery was made. Behind the old chalkboards were previous blackboards with amazingly preserved chalk lessons, drawings and writing. It is like an unintentional time-capsule.
 
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    The Heart and Craft of Life Writing

  • A Delicious Way to Eat Your Words

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:09 am
    Thanks to the efforts of his creative wife Vivian, on May 9 this year, about thirty people helped Don Duncan eat his words. We were all gathered at the Whitehall Public Library in Whitehall, Pennsylvania to celebrate the conclusion of The Power of Memoir, an eight-week series of classes  that I had the pleasure of leading. Each week a dozen eager students gathered for two hours to learn a few pointers from The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing. During the class, they read stories based on their assignment for the week. Each week we had a predictably wide spectrum of stories. Some,…
  • Clear the Haze from Pictures and Memory

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:57 pm
    The pictures above have deep meaning for me, and I think they are likely to strike a chord with most viewers, evoking memories of their own. I want my stories to have that effect. I want readers to see themselves in my words, finding new ways to see old situations and become more fully themselves.I recently found this left-hand picture from 1973 in a pile I was sorting through. Something in it stirred me, though haziness dimmed my response. I decided to try restoring it. I scanned it with my Epson V600 scanner using Professional mode on the scanner interface. I used the Color Restoration tool…
  • Dreams Do Come True

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    Dreams do come true – the day dream kind, the wish upon a star kind. I know this because many of mine have. I know they have because I wrote them down. Two examples stand out and show how writing dreams down can benefit life writers. Moving to PittsburghAround 1983 I began dreaming about moving away from what I considered to be the serious career limits of life in Washington’s Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick and Pasco). That was during the hey day of the goal setting movement, at least for me. So I drafted a list of everything I wanted when we moved, even though no move was in sight. That…
  • Check Your Rhythm

    1 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Sometimes you read a story and know something is “off,” but you can’t put your pencil on it. Chances are, the story’s rhythm or “music” is the problem. Most people are aware that rhythm is an inherent facet of poetry, especially classic, rhyming poetry. But if you went to the mall and asked random people if they thought stories have rhythm, the typical person would give you that lopsided, raised-eyebrow look that implies she thinks you’re nuts. “What do you mean, rhythm in a story? Like in a song? Foot-tapping rhythm with a beat?” “Any kind.” You shrug.“Well…
  • Monkeys, Jackasses and Wispy Mist

    21 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    In her blog post, “Jackasses & Monkeys – Inner demons of writing,” Carol Bodensteiner reveals that her inner writing demons take the form of monkeys. She expresses relief on learning that others, such as Kimberly  Brock, have similar problems. In my opinion, Kimberly’s challenge is worse. She is beset by Jackasses.Carol invited readers to share their experiences. I also have demons, as I believe we all do. Like Carol, I battle monkeys, described by Zen masters as Monkey Mind. My monkeys are different from Carol’s. Mine swing through the trees at random, taking my thoughts…
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    Ancestry Blog

  • Two sisters kept and two brothers given away. Heart breaking stories on tonight’s Long Lost Family.

    Brian Gallagher
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    It’s the penultimate episode of Long Lost Family tonight and it promises to be an emotional one. The Long Lost Family team feature the stories of two sisters who were kept while their brothers were given up for adoption, a family split by the decision to give up a child fifty years ago, and a sister searching for the brother who was kept a secret from her as a child.Elizabeth Wells and her daughter Janice are searching for Elizabeth’s son Brian. Fifty-five years ago Elizabeth made an agonising decision to keep Janice while giving away Brian.‘I’ve missed him from the day I agreed to go…
  • ABC’s of Commonly Used Nicknames Guide (A-Z)

    Jessica Murray
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    Over the last few months, we ran a series of blog posts that highlighted nicknames or alternate first names your ancestors may have used. Whether you’re just beginning or a veteran in your family history research, we’ve all come across at least one ancestor referred to by a nickname in a public record. Before you give up on the ancestor who has been eluding you, consider that he or she may have been using a nickname or spelling reflective of their homeland, rather than the first name you’re expecting to find.With the help of our community, we’ve added variants for…
  • True Tennis Royalty! Eugenie Bouchard’s Real-Life Regal Connections Revealed

    Lesley Anderson
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:55 am
    Canada’s tennis sweetheart Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard, who is looking to match her incredible run from Wimbledon 2014 at this year’s tournament, is named after Britain’s Princess Eugenie and – as we have found – has real life royal family connections.Genie’s  Bouchard – whose mother is known to be a royal fan who named each of her children after princes and princesses – is a half-cousin of Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall through her father’s Quebec roots. Records can paint a picture of the lives your ancestors lived and they could prove that you…
  • Understanding Your Privacy Settings

    Ancestry Team
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    At Ancestry, we value and respect our customers’ privacy and we have standards in place to protect the integrity of the data our customers entrust to us. So, we want to be clear about a policy change we are making.As of today, we are updating our privacy statement to clarify what information we may use and share in an effort to further research in fields such as human evolution and migration, population genetics, health, ethnographic diversity and genealogy. We feel we can contribute to discoveries about the intersection of family history, health and genetics that could benefit our members…
  • Getting Started with AncestryDNA: Tree Setup and Tools Available

    Anna Swayne
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    You have taken the AncestryDNA test, your results are online, and now you want to do something with them? We can help.The first thing we recommend is that you link your DNA results to your family tree. AncestryDNA will reveal cousin matches whether you have attached your test results to a tree or not. However, in order to understand more about those cousin matches and encourage them to work with you to uncover your common ancestors, it’s important to have a tree on Ancestry with your AncestryDNA results attached to it. Check to make sure your test is attached to the correct person in…
 
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  • June 2012... Coming Together

    southernyang
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    As my bellydance skills improved, I found myself getting more and more involved.  I started drilling at home and in some not so obvious places.  I caught myself practicing 3/4 shimmies while pushing a cart at Walmart… by far not the weirdest thing to ever happen at Walmart, but definitely one of the weirdest things I have done!  My kitchen is my dance studio at home.  The tile floor is so much nicer than carpet for turns and traveling, plus it takes my mind off the tedium of cooking (not my favorite activity in the world).  And as most bellydancers can confess to… vacuuming…
  • Oh, Canada...

    Joselyn
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    Canada Day used to be my favourite holiday. Where I’m from, there was only really one party on Canada Day; the fireworks display at the reservoir park. If you’re out and about on the eve of Canada Day, that’s where you are, because that’s where everyone is. Stretching out the entire perimeter of the 1100 acre park are families and friends with lawn chairs and picnic blankets, strewn about anywhere there’s space, thousands and thousands of people in attendance. And for me, this was better than Christmas. I’d always spend the evening walking around, in search…
  • Being Brief

    docryder
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    This week, things are going to be brief. It’s too damned hot to think, especially after being
  • the future and home-buying (part two)

    lizeden
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    When we left out, Rob and I had figured out a way for me, Rob, Rachel, Jon, and Lora to live together. We’d buy a home with five levels – the bottom unit would have 3 levels, and the top would have two. The garden level would be comprised of bedrooms for me, Jon and Lora, as well as a living room and kitchenette. The second level would be a shared kitchen, dining room, living room level. The third level would be Rachel & Rob’s bedroom, an office for Rob, and bedrooms for their children. The top two levels would be a separate unit for Jessica and George. Before I go on,…
  • A Précis of My Horrors

    Rachel Izabella
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    No persona now. No mask. Just some bare and barren truths about my life, my depression, my anxiety disorder. Anxiety is too weak a word of course. Just some truths about my horrors. —Two days of hypomanic blogging which garnered me new followers and likes and views of my blog. Then the horrors began. The days, months, years that came before of course were not free of horrors either. But a new season of horror had come, a new arising of horror. I am frightened that it was in fact hypomania which fueled me those two days. Hypomania and perhaps thus some variety of bipolar disorder would be a…
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    The Geneaholic

  • My Genealogy Tuesday - 30 June 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:11 pm
    This was a pretty full Tuesday genealogy-wise, although I took some time to get some chores done, and then there was the Padres game.*  Read email and blogs, and researched and wrote Tuesday's Tip - Use the Improved BLM General Land Office Website to Find Federal Land Patent Locations.  Checked out Carolyn's DNA stuff some more.  Answered email.*  Worked on the presentation syllabus and edited the two presentations a bit.  Put them in Dropbox for safekeeping.  Deleted duplicate stuff out of Dropbox too.*  Linda took the Lincoln to Don's for oil change…
  • My Genealogy Monday - 29 June 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:06 pm
    This was almost an all genealogy day...even got some tasks accomplished.  And had a significant computer problem.*  Linda said that she couldn't get her email to open - well, the files are gone for some reason.  No clue.*  Read email and blogs )mine worked fine), and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 274: Will of John Bigelow (1617-1703) of Watertown, Mass.posted.  *  Joined Mondays With Myrt and talked about cousin Barbara and the DNA Match trees in the first half hour.*  Worked on the presentation, and got it almost finished.  Need to edit it,…
  • My Genealogy Weekend - 27 and 28 June 2015

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:07 pm
    This wasn't a real big genealogy weekend - baseball interfered with research and writing1)  Saturday, 27 June:*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday -- MOORECOCK (England to colonial New England) posted, and worked on the DNA match tree a bit.  Answered email.*  We left at 10:35 a.m. for Gary's and the CVGS picnic.  A good time was had by all.  Home by 2:15 p.m.*  Immediately took a good nap.  Up at 3 p.m. refreshed, and worked on the presentation, got #3 and #2 done.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Own…
  • My Genealogy Friday - 26 June 2015

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:20 pm
    This was a fairly full genealogy day, but not the usual!  We had some genealogy fun.  The Padres won, so that makes it even better.*  Read email and blogs, and wrote 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 78: #93 Mary (Hazard) Oatley (1765-1857).  Worked a bit on the Scully/Foran tree too.*  We left at 10:45 a.m. for lunch in Escondido with cousin Barbara and her husband Tony and grandson Andrew at the Marie Callenders.  Barbara is a Seaver girl ,and had contacted me in 2004 and provided information about her Seaver family.  I responded then with a report that…
  • My Genealogy Thursday - 25 June 2015

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:59 pm
    This was almost an all-genealogy day, such as it is.  I got very little of consequence done, and shirked finishing off the presentation.  Drat.  Tomorrow will be no better.*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 268: 1850 U.S. Census Entry for Amos Underhill (1772-1865) Household and then Findmypast Community Edition Now Available to U.S. Libraries and set it for late morning.*  Left at 10 a.m. for my doctor's appointment, everything seems OK, and home by 11:15 a.m.*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit on…
 
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    Before My Time

  • Obituary: Joseph H. Hauer

    14 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    From Detroiter Abend-Post ~ 7 June 1893 ~ page 5, column 5, item 2:Todes-Anzeige.   Allen Verwandten, Freunden und Bekannten hiermitdie traurige Nachricht, dass gestern Nachmittag um 1/4 nach4 Uhr mein geliebter Gatte                                 Jos. H. Hauerim Alter von 54 Jahren nach siebenmonatlichen schwerenLeiden sanst entichlafen ist.   Das Leichenbegängnitz findet statt am Samstag, den 10. Juni, Morgens…
  • 1924: Classical Music on the Montana Frontier

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Classically trained in Vienna, violinist / music teacher Gustave Foret attempted to start a music club in Baker, Montana, in 1924. It was announced in The Fallon County Times on January 10th:But on January 31st, this unfortunate announcement was made:Nevertheless, as Gustave stated, the show must go on. The program for an upcoming classical concert featuring Baker's own talent was published in The Fallon County Times on February 14, 1924:Reader, have you met me? I'm not a big fan of classical music. In college, I met my Humanities requirement with a 3-credit class called History of Rock &…
  • April 28, 1922: Treble Clef Concert

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I expect to finish my current book project, News: A Krentz & Buss Family Album, within the next few days. The book is a collection of news stories about family members from the old weeklies of three places where my dad's side of the family had a strong presence in the early decades of the 1900s. I've been proofreading, a laborious chore which requires me to stop getting sucked into the news stories and keep my eye on spelling and punctuation while still paying enough attention to the content to know whether words have been accidentally omitted or in some other way messed up enough to…
  • 11 January 1923: Woman's Club Gives Party

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    From The Fallon County Times, page 1:     The Baker Woman's Club gave the annual entertainment of husbands last Tuesday evening at a combined card and dancing party at the Hubbard's Hall. About one hundred people were present and twenty tables of Bridge and Five Hundred were played. Mesdames Yokley and McArthur superintended the card playing. High score prizes for bridge were awarded to Mrs. Comstock and H. S. Proctor, low score prizes were awarded to Mrs. Al Hansen and Chas. LaCross. High score prizes for 500 were awarded to Mrs. L. Wilson and Ped Akers, low score prizes…
  • Another Meeting of the Woman's Club

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    My great aunt Emma McArthur was a participant in the program at the Baker Woman's Club meeting on March 29, 1924. The program was reportedly "much enjoyed by all" and was well detailed in the weekly paper so, dear reader, step into my time machine and let us get in on some of that Woman's Club action.Dateline: Baker, Montana — 3 April 1924 The Fallon County Times, p. 8:I believe "Tarantelle Mignon" was actually this very lovely piece by French composer Paul Taffanel, Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon, and I do hope the ladies of Baker enjoyed a performance much like this one:  Maybe Emma…
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  • Living history - The Hindu

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    The HinduLiving historyThe HinduListening to him in rapt attention are a team of city-based historians of the Department of History, University of Kerala, who are documenting the oral history of the freedom struggle in Kerala, straight from the mouths of of freedom fighters like the
  • Oral History of the President's Speech in 'Independence Day' - Complex

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    ComplexOral History of the President's Speech in 'Independence Day'ComplexAs Independence Day Resurgence continues filming in the New Mexico desert and motors to a summer 2016 release, here is the full story on how one of the greatest speeches in cinematic history came to be, and how it might very well may have influenced a ...
  • Oral history: The fog final - New Zealand Herald

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Oral history: The fog finalNew Zealand HeraldThe last time the Hurricanes made the Super Rugby final was in 2006 when they lost 19-12 to the Crusaders in Christchurch in 2006, but the game is largely remembered for the strange weather conditions. Low-lying fog meant TV viewers and people at the ...
  • An oral history of how Barry Alvarez transformed the Wisconsin Badgers ... - FOXSports.com

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
    An oral history of how Barry Alvarez transformed the Wisconsin Badgers FOXSports.comAs the 25th anniversary of Alvarez's first game as head coach approaches, FOXSportsWisconsin.com presents an oral history of how a football team lifted itself from the stench of misery and, four seasons later, remarkably came up smelling like roses
  • Worth Reading: An Oral History Of Deus Ex - Kotaku

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    KotakuWorth Reading: An Oral History Of Deus ExKotakuWhile reading this oral history of Ion Storm's best game (though let's not forget that Anachronox was pretty excellent, too), I'm reminded just how weird Deus Ex was/is. I doubt we would have gotten Deus Ex if someone wasn't throwing money at Warren ...and more »
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    StoryCorps

  • StoryCorps 432: Coming Out Strong

    NPR
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    June is Pride Month all across the country, and on this week's episode, we share a couple of stories about growing up gay in rural America. You'll hear two very different experiences recorded as part of our LGBTQ initiative, OutLoud. We'll also check back in with one of our participants to see what's changed since coming out to his mom.
  • StoryCorps 431: Sounds Like a Dad to Me

    NPR
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    In this Father's Day episode, we'll hear a 9-year-old conducting an interview with his dad, a father and son remembering the giant of a man who came before them, and a dad recalling how he fell into his role in an unexpected way.
  • StoryCorps 430: Finding Home

    NPR
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Marine Cpl. Zach Skiles served in Iraq at the start of the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he came back, he couldn't hold a job and ended up homeless. In this episode, Zach and his dad, Scott, talk about his return home for the first time. We also hear from an Iraqi interpreter searching for a new place to call home after fearing for his safety.
  • StoryCorps 429: A Decade on the Road

    NPR
    1 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    This week marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of StoryCorps' national mobile tour. Hear five stories recorded during our first year on the road. Listen for a Sunday school teacher from Florida, a criminal who couldn't stay away from Mississippi, a California family that came from Mexico, a Pennsylvania steel mill worker, and bounty hunters from Texas.
  • StoryCorps 428: Your Father's Smile

    NPR
    22 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    In this Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from a daughter who lost her father 50 years ago in Vietnam, and a son who discovered something about his father one Memorial Day.
 
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    Brooklyn Historical Society Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Beach

    Tess Colwell
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    [View of beach at Coney Island], 1958, V1974.4.528; John D. Morrell photographs, ARC.005; Brooklyn Historical Society.There’s nothing quite like a beach day at Coney Island. Personally, I love that the proximity to Coney Island allows New Yorkers and tourists alike to experience the beach without leaving the city. This photo was taken in July 1958, but in some ways, it doesn’t look much different than a Saturday scene today—crowds, families, umbrellas, sprawled all along the coast line. This year, Coney Island is open one week longer (until September 13), so there’s even more time…
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    All about family!

  • 2歳児の夕食献立~食欲が落ちる夏にピッタリのメニュー1週間

    こっこ
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    猛暑が続くと、子供だけでなく大人も食欲が落ちてしまうもの・・ 食欲がないからと、冷たいものばかり食べたり、変わり映えしない食事ばかりだと、 ますます食欲が落ちて、体の疲れも取れません。 家族を巻き添えにするわけにもいかないので、なんとか工夫して、 食欲が沸いてくるものや、栄養のあるものを作りたいですよね! そこで今回は、食欲が落ちやすい夏におすすめの献立1週間です。 こしょうやカレーなどの香辛料や、…
  • 2歳児の夕食献立~思い立ったらすぐできる簡単料理1週間!

    こっこ
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:06 pm
    毎日、夕食の時間が近づくと、何を作ろうか悩みますよね~。 特に、外出していて帰りが遅くなった時なんかは、チャチャッと作れるものが有難い。 そこで今回は、材料が揃っていればすぐにできる!簡単料理の1週間です。 ご飯が主食のものばかりなので、ご飯大好きな子供にもピッタリですよ(^^♪ 早速、メイン料理はこちらです: では、詳しい献立です~! 2歳児の夕食献立~思い立ったらすぐできる簡単料理1週間!…
  • 熱中症の応急処置!子供の体にこもった熱を取る方法は?

    こっこ
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    ジリジリジリジリ・・と鳴り響くセミの合唱。 こんな日は、できるなら涼しい屋内でゆっくり過ごしていたいのがホンネ(;´Д`) だけど、そんな願いとは裏腹に、 まるでのような暑い公園を走り回る、我が家のわんぱく坊。 こんな暑い中、よく外で走りまわってられるなー・・なんて思いながら、 常に脳裏をかすめる! 坊の様子をマメに確認しているものの、家に帰ってご飯を食べて寝るまでは…
  • 夏バテ対策!食欲不振に効くツボは?グイ~っと押して元気復活!

    こっこ
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:16 pm
    うだるような暑さが続いて、毎日やる気が出ない… 子供と遊んでいても集中力が続かないし、すぐに疲れる。 一番おっくうなのは、食事の準備! から、作る気も起こらない・・・ そんな、 といった症状に心当たりがあれば、の可能性大! これだけでも十分辛いものですが、 食欲なんて、秋になって涼しくなればまた戻るわ~・・(´Д`;)なんて放っておくと、 秋がやってくる前に、…
  • だるい!疲れやすい!眠い!低血圧が原因かも?楽になるツボはココ

    こっこ
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    最近、・・・。 体がだるくって、ちょっとしたことで。 本当は家でゆっくり過ごしたい日だってあるけど、小さい子の子育て中はそうもいかない。 体に鞭打って外へ出かけるものの、家に帰ったらもうぐったり! 夕食を作る気にもなれないよ…(+_+) そんなあなた! もしかして、ではないですか? 実は私も、血圧は高くて80mmHg前後。 普通の状態で測って、100mmHgを超えたことのない、です。…
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    Memoir Mentor

  • Announcements: New Book Award and New Website

    Memoir Mentor
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:19 pm
    I received news recently that my family history, The Parrett Migration, was chosen the best historical biography submitted for the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award. That’s good news indeed, and completely unexpected. That little sticker in the upper right corner of the book is one award committee’s stamp of approval. Just what the doctor ordered. Every writer needs a perk like this now and then to nudge them ever onward. Here’s What I’ve Been Working On… Since publishing The Parrett Migration, I’ve taken a break from the big writing project and have…
  • Life Writing Yields Weight Loss & Other Benefits

    Memoir Mentor
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    My friend Lori Parker sent me an article published in Psychological Science claiming that certain kinds of personal, reflective writing can actually help you lose weight! How about that? Simply put, a study found that a group of female undergraduates assigned to write an essay about a value that was important to them lost a few pounds over the next few months. Those in a control group assigned to write about something else did not. Why? Analysts concluded that when people write about subjects that reinforce their self-integrity, they develop more ballast to sustain them during life’s…
  • Me and Robert the Bruce

    Memoir Mentor
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    I’m embarrassed to admit I never heard of Robert the Bruce until I saw the 1995 Mel Gibson movie, Braveheart, the Academy Award-winning biopic of thirteenth-century war hero William Wallace. Raibeart Bruis, as he was known in Norman French, was more of a peripheral character in Gibson’s story, though Wikipedia says Robert the Bruce was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He’s a national hero. The First King of Scotland. Who knew? As I said, I didn’t. I guess my attention was diverted…
  • My Online Self-Publishing Success Story

    Memoir Mentor
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Readers:  At the end of this post, click on the link to an online magazine I’ve created for you with articles related to this topic. ________________ Some years ago my husband and I published Breathe Life into Your Life Story with a regular publisher. It takes a lot of work and luck to find a publisher willing to risk their time, money, and reputation on your book, especially if you’ve never published before. We were delighted to have snagged a company that we both admired. It was a small publisher, however, with a small budget and limited personnel and resources to put toward…
  • There are Book Signings… and Then There are Book Signings

    Memoir Mentor
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:46 pm
    I was so pleased I had been asked to signed books after I spoke at Jamboree a few weeks ago. Jamboree is an annual genealogy conference sponsored by the Southern California Genealogy Society at the Burbank Marriott. It’s one of the biggies. So, I sold and signed what I thought was a respectable amount of books–for me.  (There’s Pat Williams, one of my students, on the far right, buying a copy of my new family history, The Parrett Migration.) I went home feeling like I’d done something kinda special. UNTIL I HAD A REALITY CHECK!      SOME OF US SWIM IN…
 
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  • Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

    Christine Blythe
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type ...
  • Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree. | Daily Mail Online

    Christine Blythe
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    A serial husband killer, a woman who boiled the bones of her employer and the only man to have assassinated a prime minister. Their crimes were carried out more than a century ago – and now their records are among two million put online to help Britons who might want to find the ‘black sheep’ ...
  • Transcription: David D. Shelby, “Men and Women in America”

    Christine Blythe
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding) Shelby. He studied law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., was admitted to the bar in ...
  • Dig sheds new light on Norwich’s medieval past | Eastern Daily Press

    Breaking News
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    New light is being shone on a hugely significant part of the city’s history, as archaeologists excavate parts of a medieval friary which once rivalled Norwich Cathedral. Human remains, coins, pottery, oyster shells, animal bones and painted glass have all been discovered by archaeologists working at St Anne’s Wharf – once the site of the ...
  • Free access to Canadian records at Ancestry.ca | Ancestry.ca

    Breaking News
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    In celebration of Canada Day, you can search some of Ancestry.ca’s most popular collections for FREE between now and July 2nd. Start searching to uncover an ancestor’s Immigration Record, a great-grandfather’s birth date in Vital Records, a tale of bravery in Military Records or the household income of a family member in Canadian Census Records. ...
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  • Happy Father's Day - 1986

    Louisiana Genealogy Blogs
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:59 pm
    "Born in New Orleans in 1925 Wembley, the brand is a name that made its mark in men’s accessories for a good part of the 20th century." -- Read more
  • Memorial Day 2015

    Louisiana Genealogy Blogs
    25 May 2015 | 1:39 am
      Caplan Eye Clinic World War II Casualty List  US NAVY- Louisiana  Korean War Casualty List - LouisianaWorld War II Army Air Force Casualty - Dead or Missing List - Louisiana  Memorial Day - NARA Prologue: Pieces of History There are so many pages of names in small print...
  • LSU Libraries Special Collections - Louisiana Genealogy Materials

    Louisiana Genealogy Blogs
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    January 2015 Guide to LSU Special Collections - Louisiana Genealogy Materials 1. Introduction 2. Census Records 3. Birth and Marriage Records 4. Death and Burial Records 5. Church Records 6. Military Records 7. Passenger and Crew Lists 8. Land and Estate Records 9. Directories 10. African Americans 11. Cajuns / French Canadians 12. Other Ethnic Groups 13. Cuban and Dominican Papers 14. Newspapers 15. Miscellaneous Resources
  • Headstone hiding in Capitol Hill Closet 20 Years - Where is it now?

    Louisiana Genealogy Blogs
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:34 pm
    1910 Orleans Parish Grooms' Marriage Index  Deaver Stephen Courtenay 29 M - Wid. L. M. Lemeunier 40 05/07/1910 Vol.32 P.187  1890 Orleans Parish Marriage Index  Lemeunier Louis M. 60 M - Ida E. Nock 21 12/22/1890 Vol.14 P.911  Louisiana Secretary of State Archive - Death Records March 9, 1967 Gasden Times - http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9K4fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6NYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1028%2C1879184  Ida Deaver died in 1931 and is listed as buried in Greenwood cemetery 33 Willow Myrtle Jessamine Update June 18, 2014 Email today (June 18, 2014) from…
  • August 1888 Hurricane - Storm No. 3 - Pass Manchac Lighthouse

    Louisiana Genealogy Blogs
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:07 am
    "The dwelling at Pass Manchac was home to the Succow family for over fifty years. Anthony Succow began his service as keeper in 1868. His wife, Mary, took over in 1873, and she was followed by her son Hugo in 1909." - Lighthouse FriendsA few storm notes - http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/Partagas/1888-1890/1888.pdfMuch of the NOAA archive reprinted from 1888 cannot be read properly or appear missing.1918 "August 18-20th, 1888. This hurricane was considered the "severest and most extensive" to hit Louisiana since the Racer's Storm of 1837. It affected much of northern Gulf coast. In…
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  • Researching Contested & Special Military Pension Applications

    Thomas Jay Kemp
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    Researching Contested & Special Military Pension Applications was originally published at . From its earliest days, the U.S. government has granted pensions to soldiers or their surviving relatives in cases where the soldier was killed or “disabled by known wounds in the…war.” Those early pensions were not granted for a lifetime of service in the military – as we think of pensions today – but instead were granted based on a clear demonstration of need, as shown in the pension application. Think of these as long-term disability claims rather than pensions. In this special…
  • Hungarian-Born Revolutionary War Vet Dies

    Thomas Jay Kemp
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:08 am
    Hungarian-Born Revolutionary War Vet Dies was originally published at . I found this interesting obituary for John Baker (1741-1826). Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 3 May 1826, page 3 It says that Baker: was a native of Hungary, came to this country with [British General John] Burgoyne, and deserted from his army and joined the Americans, in whose service he continued his aid till the close of the revolution. Is there more to know? On its website, the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association describes itself this way: JSHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching those…
  • Mary’s Musings: Humorous Observations about Excited Genealogists

    Mary Harrell-Sesniak
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Mary’s Musings: Humorous Observations about Excited Genealogists was originally published at . Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this blog article, Mary shares some of her humorous musings on how excited genealogists get about genealogy. As we head into summer, I’d like to share some of my genealogy funnies to brighten your day (or night). As fellow genealogists you know how excited we get doing genealogy, so perhaps you will relate to these humorous musings. If you think of more, please let me know – as one…
  • Revolutionary War Ancestry: Our Top 6 How-to Posts

    Tony Pettinato
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Revolutionary War Ancestry: Our Top 6 How-to Posts was originally published at . With the Fourth of July approaching, America prepares to celebrate Independence Day – and genealogists’ thoughts turn to their Revolutionary War ancestry. There are many good sources of information about this crucial period in American history, including historical newspaper archives, museums, and various Revolutionary War and military websites that can tell you about the times your ancestors lived in, the roles they played, and details of their individual lives. This blog post highlights some of the past…
  • Lieutenant Colonel Custer’s Infamous ‘Last Stand’ at Little Big Horn

    Tony Pettinato
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Lieutenant Colonel Custer’s Infamous ‘Last Stand’ at Little Big Horn was originally published at . On 25 June 1876 a force of around 2,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors, fiercely defending their combined village on the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory, stopped a surprise attack from 600 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry led by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. When the dust finally settled from the furious fighting, Custer and every man of the five companies he was leading lay dead, with the 7th Cavalry’s other seven companies pinned down and unable to come to his…
 
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  • Family History Research Guide

    radaris
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    If you have ever wondered where you or your family originated from, or how you got to where you are today, you are probably interested in finding out more about your family history. Finding your family’s history can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Experts recommend starting by asking your family questions […]
  • 4 Fourth of July Safety Tips

    radaris
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Happy (early) Fourth of July America! On the 4th, as many as 76% of Americans will celebrate by spending time with family and friends at cookouts, parades, and local fairs. Whether you plan to attend a party, create your own fireworks display, or spend the day on the beach, make sure your 4th of July is […]
  • Directory of Professional Real Estate Agents

    radaris
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    Buying a new home is an expensive process and can take a very long time. Through the use of social media, people are trying to find out more about the realtor they hire to help them purchase a new home. This can help save both time and money, by ensuring they hire the right person […]
  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe This Summer

    radaris
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    For parents, summer is the best time of year for kids to play outside. Whether it be at the park, at home or in the backyards of neighborhood friends and families, warm temperatures and longer days mean countless hours of outdoor activities. While each family has different rules in regards to outdoor play in their […]
  • How Can a Professional Directory Help You?

    radaris
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Never before has one site had free and open access to information about so many professionals in one directory. The Radaris Professional Directory is so large and diverse that you can find any professional in any place, at your convenience. What’s in the Radaris Professional Directory? Our directory offers over 60 million different professions to […]
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    Researching Relatives

  • Those Spunky Female Ancestors!

    Joanne Cowden
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    I mentioned Kate Jae Nehren Jackson in another post and how she was one of the strongest women in my family tree. The following newspaper blurb gives a great example of this. Love it!The Pittsburgh Post (Pennsylvania), March 30, 1888Note: Her husband, Jacob Nehren, had died the previous year of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44.Related Post:  Family Birth: Walter Charles Jackson in 1890
  • The Will of Julia Gamble of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania

    Joanne Cowden
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's always a thrill to find an ancestor's will, and I particularly love those that list specific possessions. There aren't many wills for relatives in my family tree, but my husband is much more fortunate.Julia L. Gamble, who lived her entire life in Pennsylvania--both in Kiskiminetas, Armstrong County, and Saltsburg, Indiana County--was my husband's 3rd great-aunt. She was not married and signed her last will and testament on February 4, 1900:"Last Will and Testament of Julia L. Gamble, of Saltsburg, Indiana County, Pennsylvania:Item. I direct that my just debts be fully paid.Item. I…
  • Oh, Foolish Young Love

    Joanne Cowden
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    My 2nd great-aunt, Elizabeth Jae Kuckert, became the stepmother of four children when she married Jacob Kuckert in Pittsburgh around 1877. One of these stepchildren was Edward G. Kuckert, whose daughter would make front-page news in 1919.Irene Kuckert was born in 1903 and apparently fell in love with Edward H. Price. Their scheme to marry didn't turn out quite as they had hoped:The Gazette Times (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), March 22, 1919I'm assuming the marriage was declared null and void, but I still need to do more digging to find out what happened and if her aunt and suitor were…
  • Don't Forget Fathers

    Joanne Cowden
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    As we take time to remember and honor all fathers today, here's an excerpt from an article on Newspapers.com that appeared in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle on June 20, 1920:"In time, if we all do our share, Fathers' Day will come to be as much observed as is Mothers' Day. Surely we are not going to forget the fathers. It is a pleasant custom, isn't it, to put aside one day a year to do some little special thing for mother, so that she will know that her children never forget that she has given them more than anybody else in the world. It is equally pleasant to have a day just to make a little…
  • Romance Existed in 1884

    Joanne Cowden
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    I'm not romantic at all. If there's a gene that determines this personality trait, I definitely didn't get it. So as I research marriages of the past, I tend to assume that couples married more for practical reasons than love and romance. Especially in rural areas, there couldn't have been many opportunities to meet eligible partners.But then, as I was searching Newspapers.com, I came across the little blurb above in the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette dated September 23, 1884. How sweet! The birthday girl was my great-great aunt Mary Jae Prill, and she had been married to Charles for four…
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    Forces War Records Blog

  • Find out more about your Channel Islands ancestor

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Germans kept meticulous records of the population of the occupied Channel Islands. Read on to find out where you can peruse the Jersey records online, and how else you can find information about your Channel Islands relative.
  • OUT TODAY! Issue 4 of Forces War Records Magazine

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:41 am
    OUT TODAY! Issue 4 of Forces War Records Magazine, our brand new periodical aimed at helping you to get the most out of our site, and your research as a whole.
  • Treaty of Versailles, 28th June 1919

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    Signed 96 years ago by Germany and the Allied Powers, the Treaty of Versailles brought an official end to the First World War, halted by ceasefire on 11th November 1918.
  • Want to see a real World War One Hospital? Now you can!

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In World War One, Dunham Massey Hall in Cheshire was known as Stamford Hospital. Now that hospital has been recreated, and so well that it’s in the running to be named the Art Fund ‘Museum of the Year 2015’!
  • On this day 200 years ago, 18th June 1815, the Battle of Waterloo was fought

    18 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    The Battle of Waterloo, between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blücher from Prussia, was the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars, and with the entire future of Europe at stake, was one of the most important battles in history.
 
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  • First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas): July 21, 1861

    Trevor
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    On July 21, 1861, the Confederates defeated the Union army in the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), the first major conflict of the Civil War. In the months following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, there was increasing political pressure in the North for the Union army to launch an attack against the Rebels and quickly end the war. Despite General Irvin McDowell‘s concerns that his troops weren’t prepared, he made plans to attack the Confederate forces gathered along Bull Run stream, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, about 25 miles from Washington DC. McDowell and his…
  • Free Access to the Revolutionary War Collection

    Trevor
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    As we celebrate America’s independence this month, learn more about the people who made it possible by exploring Fold3’s Revolutionary War Collection for free July 1st to 15th. Popular titles for finding Revolutionary War ancestors include: Revolutionary War Pensions Revolutionary War Service Records Revolutionary War Rolls Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818–1864 If you’re interested in the historical aspects of the war, you can explore the captured vessels prize cases, Revolutionary War Milestone Documents, the Pennsylvania Archives, Constitutional Convention…
  • New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts

    Trevor
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Do you have New York ancestors? If so, take some time to explore Fold3’s new collection of New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts. Like its title suggests, this collection, from microfilm at the New York State Archives, is made up of abstracts compiled from original muster rolls for New York volunteer units (mostly infantry but also some cavalry, artillery, engineers, and USCT) from the Civil War. In addition to information on individual soldiers, the collection also may contain regiment information—including lists of officers—and the occasional unit history. The…
  • Find: War Dogs of World War II

    Trevor
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Unlike many other countries, when the United States entered World War II, they didn’t have a canine corps. But the military came to believe that dogs would prove an asset, so in 1942 a war dog program was introduced. Since the country was already at war, the military needed a large number of dogs right away, so they asked Americans to volunteer their pet dogs for service in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. In the beginning, they accepted almost any kind of medium- to larger-size dog, but they eventually found that some breeds were better for service than others and limited the…
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill: June 17, 1775

    Trevor
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    On June 17, 1775, American colonists clashed with the British in the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the American Revolution. At the time, the British occupying Boston were under siege and thus aimed to take the nearby and strategically valuable Dorchester Heights. In response, the Americans decided to build defenses on the Charlestown peninsula, which was just over the river from Boston. Originally ordered to dig in on Bunker Hill, the senior officers decided instead to build their redoubt on nearby Breed’s Hill, which was closer to Boston. On the night of June…
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