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How to ask relatives about your ancestors

The extended Boulden family that I grew up in was close, friendly, Irish. Storytellers all. I’d sit at the feet of the Older Generation as they told yarns about Grandpa Joseph or great-grandma Nancy. So I grew up thinking this was the way all families were, and believing it would last forever.

Wrong. And wrong. […]

Memories of Mom’s Influence Dancing through My Life

The laughter in your smile and twinkling in your eyes when you danced

The freedom you radiated when you danced and played

You looked so lively and excited and energetic when you heard fun music to dance to

The smell of your Shalimar when you held […]

Why we study Family History

A beloved old hymn, often sung at parting, goes like this:

God be with you till we meet again;

by his counsels guide, uphold you,

with his sheep securely fold you;

God be with you till we meet […]

Packing for Jamestown

Four hundred years ago, the English settled Jamestown. Badly. Of the 3000 settlers who came, only 60 remained in Jamestown, the rest starved or massacred. Many of the casualties were “gentlemen,” men of proper upbringing but unable to sustain themselves and live off the land. They had come, not to work and farm, but to […]