Category Archives: Family Stories

Social History: the Key to Producing Captivating Family Stories

How does a genealogist or family historian write about an event that he or she hasn’t actually witnessed firsthand? The Basics Back in Journalism 101—many long decades ago—I learned the key to good newspaper reporting was to cover the 5 … Continue reading

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School Assignment Unearthed 20 Years Later Offers First Person Account of World War II Era America

Last week, when doing the autumn version of spring cleaning, I came across several bins of collected memorabilia for my daughter, Meg. Now 28 years old, she’s  lived and worked far from home, in Washington, D.C., since she graduated from … Continue reading

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Yet Another New Bud on the Desmond Branch! (Model 2016)

Welcome to the family, Marcus! Glad you arrived. Marcus Daniel  Amadeus Thompson 9 lbs, 1 oz born  Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm Pacific Time in Corvallis, Oregon to Kristen  & Devlin Thompson Heartily welcomed by all of your … Continue reading

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