Category Archives: Research

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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A First-Timer’s Take On Salt Lake City

Finally…my first visit to Salt Lake City. The new year was but 10 days old when I found myself in the air and on my way to a place I’d only heard about in genealogy circles, but knew I would  … Continue reading

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A Baby Boomer Genealogist-Mom Wraps up her Visit to Millennial Daughter in Washington, DC (Part 4)

The last in my series of a baby boomer-genealogist’s recent trip to DC: “Friendsgiving”,  “Little Libraries”, “Curb Alerts”,  & heading home Day 4:  Sunday  November 15 It was my last day in DC, but a full one, nonetheless. First order … Continue reading

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