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Howard W. West Sr. Timeline

I’ve had some challenges researching long lost relatives, but the mysteries and myths in and around my grandfather, Howard W. West Sr., continue to amaze as I dig through his history. The following is what I have at the time … Continue reading


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The Genealogical Paradox

The Genealogical Paradox

In a BBC article, “Family trees: Tracing the world’s ancestor,” it talks about the process of building your family tree, and the problems associated with it. The surprise comes if we look at inheritance from both parents. Here, the numbers … Continue reading


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Where Do You Draw the Family History Research Line?

In The Worst Question in Genealogy, genealogist Kerry Scott of Clue Wagon admits that the worse question ever asked is “What do you do?” For a family historian, the next question is “How far back have you gone?” I love … Continue reading


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DNA Could Prove to Be the Best Storage Option for Our Family History

DNA is being investigated for long-term data storage. Did you catch the news? From the links listed below, I learned recently that scientists are investigating, and succeeding, in storing information on a string of synthetic DNA. They have succeeded in … Continue reading


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A Family History Letter to Mitt Romney

While I don’t take sides in politics in any country I’ve lived in, I found some information in the Mitt Romney family history fascinating – and the author of the following highlighted article giving me a fit of the family … Continue reading


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Save a Life: Build a Family Cancer and Disease Tree

Tracing our family history isn’t about connecting the dots in our family tree, it is also about connecting the medical history and genetic path cancer takes through a family. In “My Semicolon Life: Tracing my family’s cancer history” in USA … Continue reading


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Dig Into Your Family History Now – Don’t Wait

In “Researching Family History: Find a missing part of your family history” in the Deseret News, Russell Bangerter described uncovering a family treasure that would rock the world. Stephon Tull did not know what he had until he was going … Continue reading


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Share a Family Dear Photograph Moment

The one thing I love about the digital age is that there are amazing new twists on old techniques, and Dear Photograph is a fantastic new twist for genealogists and family historians. The idea is to write a “letter” to … Continue reading


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West and Knapp Families Featured in the Everett Herald, Snohomish County, Washington

This morning, an article in the Everett Herald in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, was published about this blog and my research into my family’s history in the Everett and Snohomish County area of Washington state. Titled “Blogger digs into her … Continue reading


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The Battle of the Unwanted Family Member Comment

One of the battles and benefits in publishing an interactive genealogy and family history site is the interaction. As a professional blogger, trainer, and consultant, I have some advice for family history bloggers and those who frequent their blogs to … Continue reading


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