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Lynn Palermo
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How many of these excuses are you using? 
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All to many until last year I just did it!
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My Week 12 post for +Amy Johnson Crow's NoStoryTooSmall.com #52Ancestors  in 52 Weeks Challenge.  I followed the week's theme of "Same."   #genealogy   #familyhistory  
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Bill Barrett

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A bit of luck prior to St. Patrick's day helped when doing collateral research opening more names and finding 4great-grandparents.
The identification of a townland in Irish research is critical to determining what records exist for the area as well as using the land records from Griffith's Valuation or the Tithe Applotment. When luck enough to have stori...
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Thanks +Colete Morlock - definitely got lucky, now to try and track back to Ireland
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Ever wonder how to start writing your family history? Last year, I participated in +Lynn Palermo's Family History Writing Challenge. I wanted to craft a narrative for my direct ancestors. Once I discovered how to write the simple stories, I was able to add more depth along the way. If you need help starting your first ancestor's story, take a look at this article. #genealogy   #familyhistory   #writingtips  
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Both challenges focus on writing the family stories, which I LOVE. For me,  Amy's would be a way to share what I did in Lynn's challenge. Yet, both challenges are open ended enough to be applicable to anyone. These ladies are amazing!

Best of luck in completing the week challenge. +Jana Last completed it last year and I enjoyed following along.
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I love this idea! > The June 2015 #Scanfest will take place here at AnceStories this coming Sunday, June 28th, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time. What is Scanfest? It's a time when geneabloggers, family historians, and family archivists meet online here at this blog to chat while they scan their precious family documents and photos. Why? Because, quite honestly, scanning is time-consuming and boring! #genealogy #preservation
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+deborah richardson - It seems they changed the #Scanfest dates and, thus, must've taken down that page since I posted it. 😔 I found this though, and it should be helpful - http://ancestories1.blogspot.com/search/label/Scanfest.
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Amy W. Kelly

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Amanuensis Monday - Transcription of a 16 July 1985 Letter from My Maternal Great-Grandmother, Faye Elizabeth Litaker ("Nanny") #genealogy #familyhistory
This letter was written from Nanny (1901-1995), living in Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, to my family when we lived in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina.  The envelope was addressed to me, and the stamp cancellation ...
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Lynn Palermo
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Writing Tools  - 
 
What do you use to edit your work? I share with you my editing program. Be sure to get in on our contest to give it a try. 
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I have wondered about that program. I just might check it out.
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Victoria's Books announces a new book called: "I Remember Momma"  by Victoria Malyurek on http://www.amazon.com
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Amy Johnson Crow

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Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about the March themes for #52Ancestors  
Feeling inspired after the RootsTech and FGS conferences last week? I know I am! Let's keep that good feeling going and look at the March themes for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 10 (March 5-11) -...
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deborah richardson

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I am currently doing genealogy research  for a cousin.   He wanted to find out two things: Was his grandfather murdered in 1922  as he'd always been told? Where is his grandfather buried? I found out very quic...
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Wow.
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Where family historians gather to exchange ideas, news, struggles and successes in their journey to writing and publishing their family history.
 
New StoryCorps App -- Your "story" could end up archived with the Library of Congress
StoryCorps has released an app.  You can read more about it here . The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools for a wonderful experience. You will receive help preparing ques...
The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools for a wonderful experience. You will receive help preparing questions, finding the right environment for your conversation, recording a high-quality interview on your ...
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Drumroll, please! It's the April 2015 themes for #52Ancestors  ! #genealogy   #blogging  
Spring is springing! Let's shake off the remnants of winter and get to writing about our ancestors! Here are April's optional weekly themes for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 14 (April 2-8) - Favor...
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Sympathy Saturday - Margaret Ida Spain Briggs Henderson (1863-1938)
The two articles below are about the death of and funeral rites for my paternal great-great grandmother, Margaret Ida Spain Briggs Henderson . Ida, the youngest of eight children, was born to Dr. William Thomas Whitaker Briggs and Margaret Susan Spain Brigg...
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THought this an interesting video of volunteers at National Archives and Civil War widow's pensions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWV9ObQUDRc
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Hmm. Interesting.
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Amy W. Kelly

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Family History Writing Challenge #genealogy #familyhistory #writing
Thank you for making the decision to join The Family History Writing Challenge By simply clicking on the Register link below you will be directed to a membership form. Upon filling out the form you...
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deborah richardson

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Memories of my favorite house and first research project of old houses/genealogy.
#memories   #genealogy   #family   #homeschool   #children   #farm   #oldhouse  
This is the house we lived in for two years... It was a humble farm house, but it was  my dream house.   It was one of those funny old farmhouses that was added onto again and again as it was needed.  ...
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What a wonderful story (and fabulous research)!
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Amy W. Kelly

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My #52Ancestors post for this week...
 
This post is about my paternal 4th great-grandfather who founded the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.  #genealogy   #familyhistory   #familyhistoryblog   #SCSDB   #genealogyresearch  
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deborah richardson

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I have always loved stories from the past.  Even as a kid, I had a wild imagination and  loved to imagine people who had  great or terrible adventures..... all from things such as an unpaid electric bill stuck in the bricks o...
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With the Writing Challenge in full swing and RootsTech over, I have pondered greatly whether I'm doing enough. May you not look beyond the mark of your efforts to write this month or in the months to come. #inspiration   #writingfamilyhistory  
Inspiration to sustain me as a mother, home educator, and family historian was on my mind today. My desire to inspire family, friends, church members, and complete strangers to be involved in the conscious preservation of the...
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