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Becky Jamison
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Cousins connect my maternal grandfather's line to my maternal grandmother's line
I'm so blessed to have a second cousin, Kate (Smith) Keller who's an avid genealogist. She asked me recently if I had a Vivian Aileen Smith in my genealogy database who was married to a Flanders. Kate's grandmother Edna May Becker and my grandmother Nannie ...

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Our Family Connections to RootsTech Speakers
In two of the classes I attended at the RootsTech 2017 Conference, the speakers mentioned who their fathers were. You have to know that, armed with that information, I'm going to see if you might have a family connection to me or my husband! Two of the gues...

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Memorable Quotes from RootsTech 2017
Some of my favorite quotes from the RootsTech 2017 Conference: "Ornament our Family Tree with the culture of our family." Steve Rockwood "No one wants to be alone in heaven. No one wants to be alone doing our family history." Elder Bradley Foster "When we'r...

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Family, Friends and Cousins meet up at RootsTech 2017
It was a blessing to "bump into" my friend Shari Mehling Stone, who I met two years ago at RootsTech. The niece of her great grandfather married my great grandfather, so we call ourselves cousins. (And yes, I was as tired as I look. Those 5:30am mornings ca...

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The signage at RootsTech were works of art
Everyone in downtown Salt Lake City knew what was going on at the Salt Palace Feb 8-11, 2017. The signage this year was remarkable! Every classroom had a large sign that told what classes were being held by the hour and were changed each day! And every corr...

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Taking time to thank a friend who works behind the scenes at RootsTech 2017
Left to right: Larry Jamison, Janet, Becky Jamison This is not a picture you'll see on ANYONE else's news from RootsTech 2017. In this picture with me and my husband Larry is "Janet" a member of the  Housekeeping crew at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. E...

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Cousins that I share with Edgar Allan Poe
The Ancestry app "We're Related" advised me today that Edgar Allan Poe is my distant cousin. As I looked at the suggested connection, I saw that we are both descendants of Anthony and Susanna Haddon Colby. Among other notable descendants of this couple are ...

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Gracious reporting of my Flanders grandparents' marriage
My mother's parents, Milo Flanders and Nannie Becker, pictured at left, were married 18 April 1906 in Great Bend, Barton, Kansas. My grandfather was a 22-year-old farmer, and my grandmother was 18 years old. With the help of my second cousin, genealogist Ka...

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I was interested before I knew he was my cousin
Pictured here is the Alan and Michelle Blood family. A couple of years ago I became friends with Alan on Facebook   because he was an employee of FamilySearch. Alan passed away last year of Breast Cancer. But in his last months, he took us along on his jour...

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My Cousin Connection to the Artist on the Wall
In the late 1960s I was photographed on my parents' sofa with a little friend I'd been babysitting. On the wall of our living hung this painting by James Guilford Swinnerton. A decade earlier my parents had re-decorated our living room and purchased that pa...
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