Genealogy Friday: Writing Family History Stories for children

We’ve discussed turning a family story into an artistic piece of writing. However, what about children’s stories? I’ve uncovered some family legends and histories that I thought would make great children’s story. So how do I determine if it is … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Turning a family story into a novel

Do you have an interesting family story? Do you have the knack for telling or writing a good story? I have always been interested in the journey my ancestors took from SC to MO around 1815. This invokes questions such … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Tracing meaning of Surname

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So you want to know what your surname means? Today, this is much easier than in the past.  You can Google “McKee family name meaning” and the results will pop up.  The name means son of Aodha.  The word Aodha … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Where Did My Ancestors Come From?

      Have you wondered where your ancestors came from? Maybe you grew up on stories of their trip overseas?  Or maybe you have no idea where they came from? So, how do you determine their place of origin? … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Am I Related to Famous People?

My interest in family history began at the age of twelve.  A distant relative was doing the family history on one of our lines and determined we were related to Davy Crockett.  {His 2nd wife, Elizabeth Patton Crockett, was the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Clan System

If you’ve researched any Scottish family history you may have heard of the clan? So what is a clan?  In essence, it’s a family group.  Some clans also have septs.  This is a smaller family group within a larger family … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Artistic Forms of Story Telling

I’ve shared points on turning family history into a children’s story or novel in a writing form. However, what if you’re not a writer?  Maybe you’re an artist? There are numerous other ways to tell family history stories. Artist—can draw … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 16 Questions when Printing Family Histories

      I’ve shared the benefits of printed family histories, but what if you are printing a family history. What are some aspects of this endeavor you may want to keep in mind? Is my family interested What format … Continued