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Genealogy

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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What I Taught and Learned Last Week

by Memoir Mentor on August 22, 2010

My husband and I had the great opportunity last week to teach four days at a week-long adult education event called Campus Education Week, sponsored by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The university has been hosting this program for years, always the third week in August, and it draws folks from all over the […]

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