Author Archives: LaDonna Garner

NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair

Are you stuck at home itching to get to the next genealogy conference? There’s a conference coming to a computer screen near you! The National Archives is hosting a Virtual Genealogy Fair on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 28th & 29th. … Continue reading

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Vacation Genealogist Style

The summer can be quite busy with family vacations but there’s always time & ways to get in a little research! 1. Plan the family vacation around historic sights like Music Row in Nashville. The family can be preoccupied…um…visit the … Continue reading

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Techie Woes

I’m sorry Apple, I’ve gone awry! Many of you know I’m tech savvy and we techies love our gadgets. My iPhone has been a tremendous assistant for work. Today’s tech quandary started when I dropped my iPhone during our kitchen … Continue reading

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Revealing Historical Relationships

Wow, it’s been a long hiatus since my last post, but boy was it worth the wait! While researching pioneer cemeteries for my master’s thesis, one of the case studies has pulled me into the realm of genealogy; an Iowa … Continue reading

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Old School Letters

With the start of the new year, I am in the midst of writing a letter old school style to a dear friend. In this age of electronic mail, it is refreshing to put pen to paper on crisp, pink … Continue reading

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Holiday Deals & Ideas for the Frugal Genealogist

Just in time for the Christmas holiday are a few deals and ideas for the frugal genealogist. Discounts are abound from references that aid your newbie cousin’s historical knowledge to tools that can leap your research forward. So grab your … Continue reading

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Our Ancestor’s Weather Proverbs

We wake each day, turn on the television and are greeted with a meteorologist who is ever eager to tell us what to wear or stow away for the day. But have you thought of the methods our ancestors used … Continue reading

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Headstone Horrors: When a headstone needs assistance.

Is there anything more disheartening than the crumbling headstone of your ancestor?   Your first impulse would be to grab the portion of the headstone that rests on the ground. Please fight that impulse and let the stone remain where … Continue reading

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A Few 2012 Genealogy Events

The following dates & links are a few genealogical events and lectures during 2012 you may be interested… March 3, 2012 – April 2012: “Who Do You Think You Are,” NBC (view local schedule or stream past episodes online) March … Continue reading

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Black History in the Most Unique of Places

Admiring the traditions of craftsmanship that pass from generation to generation, I look forward to my children sharing my crafts of cooking, gardening, needlepoint, and photography with their children. Craftsmanship is a torch that can either be carried along or snuffed … Continue reading

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