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Out of the genealogy stream for the past week or so (family activities) but got caught up on all the goings on as well as some interesting posts - made them my part of my Tuesday's Tip with links and such. Thanks +Randy Seaver for sharing all the SCGS Jamboree fun with those of us who could not attend,, +Jenny Lanctot  for great tips for researching at the FHL, and +Karen Krugman for that reminder to keep track of what and when we research. A few of my thoughts thrown in just because.
The weather is warm, no it is downright hot (it's in the 90s in the Pacific Northwest and it is early June!). The Portland Rose Festival usually gets a bit or rain or drizzle, but this year everyone was told to hydrate and wear sunscreen as they were out and about for the parade and all the ...
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Well-deserved +Jenny Lanctot (I loved the photos!).
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Wonderful post and thanks for sharing. I am so impressed with this walk through an important time in our history. Often we forget that everyone makes history (not just the famous) and that everyone's story is important. Thanks Shannon for the reminder.
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Another perspective on genealogy conferences. +Pauleen Cass wrote an excellent post at Worldwide Genealogy on this topic last month (it's May already!). +Jill Ball provided some thoughts in response and I finally got a chance to chime in. My post links to Pauleen's original post and Jill's response. Why not take a read and then share your thoughts. This is an important topic for organizers, exhibitors, presenters and attendees. Thanks Pauleen for such a great topic!
My genealogy time was pretty well-booked in April with the #AtoZChallenge and a Legacy Webinar presentation, however Pauleen Cass wrote a thoughtful post for WorldWide Genealogy To Conference or not to Conference and I made a note in my bullet journal to "get back to within the next 30 days" and ...
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Yes, I do think presenting makes a difference to the experience and perhaps also where you stay.

Absolutely expect the same things for speakers +Tessa Keough. We don't ask much ;) Also I hadn't heard most people before so I was at an advantage at RT. 
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Well done and really nice theme that you carried through during the month Anne. It is clear you gave your theme much thought and your posts reflected it. I am enjoying the posts that so many are sharing about World War I (last year and following through this year).  
My blog tells some of the stories about my family history. All my posts, including A to Z posts in 2015, have this focus. In 2015 however, a hundred years since World War 1 and seventy years since the end of World War 2, many...
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Thanks Tessa - sometimes I wonder if all the military posts are not overdone but as a family historian I really enjoy there is so much information to be found. I think the men (almost always men) need to be remembered. I do need to write more about the women in my family too - because there is less documentation they are easy to overlook.
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It was a great month and I enjoyed the #AtoZChallenge. My reflections about the challenge and posting all month are shared in this post.
About halfway through the #AtoZChallenge, the thought going through my head was "What possessed me to take on the challenge of posting each day during April about my Legacy software (using the theme events/facts)?" Hmmm ... thinking back, part of me wanted to join a group of other bloggers who ...
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This was a fun one - have you ever noticed that those given names we all think will be so special when the child is named somehow end up being used by so many (and then there are 6 Jessicas or 5 Hannahs in the same class). Well this name is not in our family (yet) but I like it - so Y is for Ylva in the #AtoZChallenge. 
Today is all about the letter Y and unfortunately we don't have any given names in our family file that begin with the letter Y. However if anyone in my family has a girl in the future I am going to suggest Ylva. Why? Ylva means "she-wolf" (from the Old Norse Ulfr) which is a very ...
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Great post - I started even a bit later than you and these same issues crop up. You provided some good advice for starting out and/or improving our current work.
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In February 2015 I presented on one-name studies and surname research at RootsTech. I offered to record my presentation and make a copy of my handout/worksheet available. They are finally up at my blog. Let me know if you have questions, comments or suggestions. Cheers!
Where did the time go? Wasn't it just February? The time flew by and other tasks took precedence - looming deadlines, other conferences and webinars, April's blogging challenge, as well as family matters. I finally got the chance to finish recording (and editing) the presentation I did for ...
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you are welcome +Charles Vigneron 
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My contribution to Worldwide Genealogy for May. If you are looking for some Spring reading - I've got a few suggestions. Do you have any?
I love books! It's that time of year (at least in the Northern hemisphere!). It's Spring and many of us are opening windows, storing the heavy blankets and comforters, rolling up rugs, changing out our dishes, and driving wit...
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I agree +Helen Connor!
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I blogged for the #AtoZChallenge  both at my Keough Corner blog and here at Scandia Musings. I enjoyed learning more about the given names in my family file. I have a few suggestions for William & Kate if they haven't selected their daughter's name yet! These are my thoughts on the process and what I took away from it.
What can I say - I'm happy I took on the #AtoZChallenge, I'm happy it is May (so I am finished), and I feel a little bit like that sunflower - exhausted but pleased that my efforts paid off with a bit of color and bringing new life to my blog. What Was Good. knowing that I was part of a team and ...
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And I close out the month and the #AtoZChallenge here at Scandia Musings with Z is for Zakarias. It has been fun but I'm glad it's done! Congratulations to all those bloggers (about 1800 who started out and 1500 who finished) who took on the challenge and conquered it - well done. And thanks to +Shannon Thomas and +Judy Lofthouse - you kept me going and kept my honest! Congrats to us. 
It has been a crazy busy week and I am a bit behind (will get those last two up soon) but today is the last day of April and the last day of the #AtoZChallenge. Today is all about Z which is for Zakarias. We have 2 males in our family tree named Zakarias although I did notice that the spelling ...
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Yes it was a challenge. You kept me going too Thank you for the encouragement.
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And I am hoping someone will take the challenge of figuring this one out as Z is for ZigZag in the #AtoZChallenge. That is 26 blog posts, the majority of them on events/facts using my Legacy software. Thanks for the nudge from the organizers of this April blogging event - this was fun!
I don't know about you but even when I try to stay focused on my genealogy research (that straight line approach) sometimes it just doesn't happen. I zigzag with my research - going first in one direction and then in another. I might research one person in my tree and then focus on his parents ...
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