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If you ever need help with FamilySearch or family history in general, you can find help from family history consultants at Family History Centers around the world! Ask them, they can help you. 
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Wayne, thanks for the support of this article and the family history volunteers anxious and willing to help.
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Need help finding cousins? Use RootsMagic with FamilySearch and MyHeritage. You'll be glad you did. #RootsMagic   #genealogytips   #findingcousins   #FamilySearch  
I have used RootsMagic for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The program is making finding cousins a bit easier for me as well. Many programs are trying to help people who want to find more than their dir...
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You want to add these to the Roots Magic Program?
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Anyone know how to research in the state Asylum? I have found two Townsends in the 1880 Census in the. The asylum opened in 1875 and the 1890 Census was destroyed. These men could be my relatives or another Townsend in Franklin County. I don't know how to proceed #aslyums #FranklinCounty   #Townsends  
The hunt for ancestors continues with the fourth and fifth of 15 heads of households named in the 1880 US Census with the last name Townsend in Franklin, County. Today is a two-for-one post as the two men listed aren't actual...
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Asylum/State Hospital Records are closed to the public. Staff will research the name you are searching for #2 and provide with the information, but copies or images. 
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Brick Walls  - 
 
Trying to crack a hole in my Townsend brick wall in Franklin County, Ohio. I might be cracking someone else's wall in the process. #brickwall   #OneNamePlace   #FranklinCountyOhio  
The hunt for ancestors continues with the third of 15 heads of households named in the 1880 US Census with the last name Townsend in Franklin, County. "United States Census, 1880,"NS Townsend, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, Unit...
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Do you have any other names for the members of the household?  Been researching in and around Franklin County for, what seems like, forever. I have had great luck with familysearch dot com. It allows to search those census records by any member of the household.  I had an initialed ancestor too...eventually found him on that site and even followed the crumbs to find his full name. It was kind of exciting. 
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The Writing Process  - 
 
Far too often, folks say writing their family history is too hard. This post shows you just how easy it can be to expand a death date and place into a readable narrative. #howto   #genealogy   #ancestors   #writingtips
When adding names to a family tree, there are three or four facts that specifically identify an ancestor: their name, birth, marriage (if applicable) and death. Each of these facts are a great starting point for a narrative a...
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Something worth doing is worth doing the right way.  Nice article
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I love scrapbooking my family history. I though y'all might like to see a fairly successful layout that uses 1970 era photos that are often quite difficult to use.
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Finding Cousins is all the rage and I discovered that RootsMagic made it easier for me to expand my family tree.  Let me know what you think.
I have used RootsMagic for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The program is making finding cousins a bit easier for me as well. Many programs are trying to help people who want to find more than their dir...
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+Wayne Kurtz I wish I could answer that question for you. I am a RootsMagic fan, not a paid expert. I hope someone will be able to tell you the comparison.
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Surely someone will know how to conduct asylum research, so I'm sharing this here. The Ohio state asylum was opened in 1875. Two Townsend men were listed in the facility in the 1880 Census. Without the 1890 Census, I can not tell if they remained in the asylum longer. Any one have ideas? #ideaswanted   #asylumresearch   #Townsends   #Ohio  
The hunt for ancestors continues with the fourth and fifth of 15 heads of households named in the 1880 US Census with the last name Townsend in Franklin, County. Today is a two-for-one post as the two men listed aren't actual...
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+Rob Boudreau . I had tried to make the leap back to 1870 but I wasn't sure if there was enough correlation. Thanks for your efforts. I'll keep this in mind.
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Would you include a funeral page in your childhood scrapbook if you didn't go? I did and I tell you why. #scrapbooking   #familyhistory   #itsnotallaboutme  
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Thank you!
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Central Ohio  - 
 
Do you have Townsends from Franklin County, Ohio? This relative might be yours. #Townsends   #Ohio   #famliyhistory  
The hunt for ancestors continues with the third of 15 heads of households named in the 1880 US Census with the last name Townsend in Franklin, County. "United States Census, 1880,"NS Townsend, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, Unit...
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20th Century  - 
 
I love old photos but I love using them in family history projects more. Sometimes those old photos are difficult to work with. I was happy to see a 1970s photo posted earlier. Here's my 1970s Christmas photo and how I worked with the difficult colors. Keep sharing those memories! #sharingmemories   #oldphotos   #heritagescrapbooking  
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The red in the clothing is actual colors but the red color cast on the faded photos was also a challenge. 
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Preserving Memorabilia  - 
 
Here's another installment of photographing the stories of your keepsakes. Do you have mother/daughter items that you need to photograph? #familyhistory   #genealogy   #relationships   #keepsakes   #archiving  
Remember the post High School Rings Have Two Sides? In that post, I shared how I wore my mother's high school ring while I was in high school. When I obtained my senior ring, I didn't want to stop wearing my mother's ring. Th...
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Home Educator, Genealogist, Scrabpooker
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managing a home, raising my kids, researching my ancestors, telling my ancestral stories., public speaking
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Home educator and patient genealogist
Introduction
I love three things: genealogy, scrapbooking, and my family. Okay, I love more, but the major point of this blog is to share my genealogy research and how I take that research and turn it into something my children can enjoy.

I am a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business and a minor in journalism. I have been doing family history work since the 90's.


Bragging rights
married in the Dallas Texas Temple, married to the cutest Aggie I know, raising five wonderful children, wrote two books, visiting the ancestral home in Ontario, cooks dinners once a month
Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Marketing, 1996 - 1999
    Graduated with a business degree in marketing and a minor in journalism.
  • Blinn College
    General Studies, 1994 - 1996
    Graduated with my Associates Degree. Served as color guard co-captain in the fall of 1995. Was a scholarship recipient for oboe and flag twirling throughout 1994. Made the All-State Junior College Band.
  • Kempner High School
    High School, 1994
    Graduated cum laude. Served as color guard co-captain for three years. Played oboe for four.
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