Tag: family history

Bringing Your Ancestors to Life

Bringing Your Ancestors to Life

In the last month, I’ve had the great pleasure of spending time with genealogists in Flagler County, The Villages, and Sarasota. Many of them have been researching family history for thirty years or more; one woman dedicated much of the last sixty years to discovering branches of her family tree. That’s a lot of names, dates, and places, but it…

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Photo memories

Photo memories

Call to mind a photograph of you as a child that is familiar to you. It may be one that hung on the wall of your home throughout your growing up years or possibly, an image of your young self you’ve recently seen for the first time. How old are you in the photograph?  What are you doing?  Who else…

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The Villages Genealogical Society

The Villages Genealogical Society

Thank you so much for the warm welcome to The Villages Genealogical Society. I was quite impressed  with your group and the quality of writing in the few exercises we read. I’m sure yours was wonderful, too. Here’s a link to a copy of the poem I read, “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon and some of the responses written…

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Raising the Dead – Writing about Your Ancestors!

Raising the Dead – Writing about Your Ancestors!

You’ve been looking at those boxes of information, the binders of data you’ve so painstakingly assembled  over the years of researching your family history. You wonder if your children or grandchildren will treasure all the copies and photographs and documents as much as you do. Unfortunately, they probably won’t. That’s why it’s so important to take the information you have…

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Writing the Waves Cruise

Writing the Waves Cruise

Join us for Writing the Waves as we write and travel aboard the beautiful Royal Caribbean ship, the Freedom of the Seas, on May 12 – 19, 2013. The first night on board (Sunday), spend a little time getting to know your fellow writing companions before jumping into the workshops the next day. For the two full days at sea (Monday…

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