Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to see a documentary about your great grandparents? We live in a time where it is easier than ever before to tell future generations in our own words who we are, what we think, how we lived, and what our values are.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

press-citizen.com | Local News

press-citizen.com | Local News: "Researching her family history has made one Iowa City resident eligible to join a number of different -- and unique -- groups."

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Family history inspires woman's tale

Family history inspires woman's tale: "Ladalia Postell said she was so impressed by stories about her white great-grandmother facing up to racism by marrying a black man that she wrote a book about the couple and the people she imagined lived in their home over the years. "

Monday, September 18, 2006

VOA News - Great-Grandma Did What?! Becoming an Explorer of Family History

VOA News - Great-Grandma Did What?! Becoming an Explorer of Family History: "People study their family history for different reasons. For some, genealogy is important to their religion. This is especially true for Mormons.
Genealogy is also important for membership in some historical or cultural organizations. These include the General Society of Mayflower Descendents and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Candidates for membership may be asked for evidence about when their families came to America.

Other people who get involved in genealogy may want to confirm stories they heard about a family member. Or they may just want to learn more about the strange-looking people in old family pictures."

Friday, September 15, 2006

St. James News - News

St. James News - News: "The Yates Museum, just outside of Madelia, is a place where Yates family history, Madelia history, and pioneer history all run together. The museum will be open for its 30th anniversary on Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, during Madelia's Younger Brothers Capture celebration.

The farm itself is a historic place. Ruth told how the spot where the two branches of the Watonwan River come together, which is on their farm, was a meeting place for the Native Americans who lived in the area."

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Protecting Your Family History From Disaster

Protecting Your Family History From Disaster: "People who evacuated in the path of Hurricane Katrina a year ago tried to grab what they could. Despite the loss of their homes and neighborhoods, however, many say that what they regret the most is the loss of their family mementos - pictures, albums, family heirlooms... Do you have a plan in place in case disaster strikes you? "

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Beaumont Enterprise - Preserving history: Southeast Texas scrapbookers tell family stories with style, flair

The Beaumont Enterprise - Preserving history: Southeast Texas scrapbookers tell family stories with style, flair: "'As a nation, we've dealt with a lot of tragedy and trauma in the past few years. When you preserve your family's history, you provide a sense of continuity and security. That helps people feel grounded and to have a sense of something worthwhile to pass on to the next generation.' "

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stuck Like Glue

Stuck Like Glue: "Glue.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time...
But as many of us know (thanks in large part to the efforts of scrapbookers) the acids in glue can cause staining and will actually eat away at photographs and other paper items. And to add insult to injury, many of our treasured family pictures are glued onto acidic scrapbook pages.
So. What should you do?"