family history

Monthly Aspirations – March 2012

Well this month starts another chapter in getting the information for my submission for the NGS Family History Writing Contest. This month is my interviewing month.  This is the month that I planned on interviewing several family members.  The first on my list, is my Aunt.  She will be 100 years young in April and […]

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Saturday Update – February 25, 2012

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending John Schmal’s Researching Your Mexican Roots: Following the Paper Trail at the West Los Angeles Family History Library.  In this class, I learned the highest priority items needed to start a search in Mexico.  It was a real eye opener.  I also learned a few facts about the […]

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1940 Census

You can help with the indexing of the 1940 Census by joining the 1940 US Census Community Project.  I’m indexing and can’t wait to start working on it.  Are you helping index the 1940 Census? I’m not in it, but are you?  Are your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents in it?  My dad is in it, along with […]

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A Sunday outing…

                This past Sunday was an exceptional day for me.  As a mother of a teenage daughter, it is rare for me to get truly “Me” time.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my daughter and my husband, but it has been a while since I had “Me” time.  This past Sunday the planets aligned.  […]

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Happy Anniversary/Valentine’s Day to Tiburcio and Vicenta Luna

Happy Anniversary and Valentine’s Day to my grandparents, Tiburcio and Vicenta Luna. Tiburcio and Vicenta Luna (Used with permission) When I obtained a copy of my grandfather’s Immigration file from the INS about 10 years ago, I found out that my grandfather had married my grandmother on Feburary 14, 1918.    Happy Valentine’s Day and […]

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