December 17, 2014

Get Your Family History Book Ready For Christmas Now

I can tell you from experience, there is no point at which you will arrive and say, “I have finished my family tree”. That said, if you’ve been thinking of putting together a book to give to your family this Christmas, the time to get organized is now. Hold off on looking for “one more thing” and just resolve to make a book out of what you have now.

While this is an affiliate link ad, I am most sincere about getting your family tree into book form.  Ancestry’s Family History Books were not available when I wanted to publish my own family tree, so I had to do it myself. I did use the Family Tree Maker program’s book section to do it, but I still had to go to Kinkos and ended up with less than wonderful looking photo pages. If it wasn’t for all my cousins and immediate family paying for their books up front, it might never have gotten done.

Maybe you’re just beginning your genealogical research and wondering which program you should use to compile all that you find. Why not try the latest version of Family Tree Maker (2009). Ancestry has a super deal right now as you can see from the above ad. I am a subscriber to Ancestry Magazine and one year for free will be of tremendous help to you.

Calling All Swedish Researchers!

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My mother’s paternal and maternal grandparents all emigrated from Sweden to the United States in the late 1800’s. The Molines went to Minnesota, and the Nordgrens (or Larsons if they were listed under their original name) were in Iowa for a short time.

With the help of a Great Uncle who was a member of the LDS church, our Nordgren family has been traced back to their roots in Halland to the villages of Landa and Veddige. The Moline family were from Örebro. A friend of mine who also does Swedish research sent me the link below. If any of you have success using this link, please let me know!

SWEDISH GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS. An ongoing project by the ROTTER
(roots). People are listed by province, parish, last and first names, occupation, and who else is there. [Submitted by DChrisLewis3292 AT aol.com] http://www.genealogi.se/gravsten/

Be forewarned, this site is all in Swedish. Yah, shure, ya betcha!

Are You In Someone’s Photo?

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Have you seen this new site Are You In My Photo? I found it in an article in Ancestry magazine’s January/February 2009 issue, and I am really, really happy someone created this site.

How many of you have photos in your collections that have other people in them that you can’t identify? As the site says, we are all in everyone else’s photos, whether we realize it or not. Were you at an amusement park, a zoo, or even a car show and someone was taking pictures?

I just uploaded a few of my own pictures today to Are You In My Photo, and will do more of them over time. You have the option to upload photos for free, and then put in descriptions, locations, and type of photo it is: Military, genealogy, recreation, sporting events, etc..

WWII Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 7 G Detachment

date taken: 09/14/1944
location: Kaneohe Bay
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