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Tuesday Tips #23 Heritage Vs. Culture

We use these words a lot. But I feel like we use them interchangeably thus merging their meaning when we hear them and sometimes use them as synonyms for one another.   In reality these words have a nuanced adjacent relationship to one another.  Although they are both vocabulary used around the discussion of genealogy and […]

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My Ancestry: Mom’s Side

As of about a year ago I thought my family history story started with my great grandparents on my mom’s side.  Because that was all I was ever told and that’s all my family knew.  But recently through my own research and research done by an older cousin, I have been able to go back […]

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Introducing Teens to Genealogy

Discussing Family Secrets with Children

Your child is beginning to learn their family history. There are some parts of family history that are not easy to talk about.  But it is important to share to prevent generational trauma and ending the cycle.  Here are some ways to navigate those conversations.  Family history can be filled with some important yet traumatic […]

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Tuesday Tips #19

As you go along your family history journey you will discover more and more about the lives of those who came before you. A part of that is learning where they lived. To gain a better connection and understanding of their lives, some may visit the area and maybe even the land they owned. Here […]

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Caribbean American Heritage Month

Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month! In honor of this month, I will be sharing the stories of my Grandfather Rodney and family friend Cynthia. Caribbean American Heritage Month was established in the United States in 2006 after the passage of a bill by the House of Representatives in 2005 and a presidential proclamation was signed […]

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How to Organize a Virtual Family Reunion

Although the world is beginning to rise from the ashes of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are still many who are hesitant to travel for large events like family reunions. Why not, like many other things during the pandemic, make it digital? Here are some tips and tricks on how to organize a virtual family reunion. […]

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Tuesday Tips #16

Here are some great questions to ask relatives to learn more about those who came before you: What is a signature thing that person would say? What was their favorite thing to drink? What was a meal that they cooked that you enjoyed? What is a time they gave you really good advice? What was […]