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Genealogy

I’ve spent much of the last few days working on PowerPoint presentations I will be delivering at the Jamboree Writers Conference, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. The largest annual genealogy conference in Southern California, Jamboree will be held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel the weekend of June 8. If you’re into genealogy, it’s [...]

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My Adventures at a Genealogy Conference

by Memoir Mentor on June 16, 2011

Last week I gave a presentation at Jamboree, the nation’s third largest genealogy conference, held annually at the Convention Center next to the Marriott Hotel in Burbank, CA, and sponsored by the Southern California Genealogy Society. I’m always amazed at how many people (somewhere around 2000 this year), travel from all over the country to [...]

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Writing Family History: Look for the Whole Picture

by Memoir Mentor on October 4, 2010

When writing family history, it’s difficult to create a realistic picture of people long gone. Genealogy data reveals little about how people looked, moved, or talked, or what strengths and weaknesses shaped their lives. Then there’s family pride. Absent any evidence to the contrary, we tend to idealize our forebears. We want them to be [...]

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