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Heirlooms: The Family Bible & a Lundberg Coincidence

We all have bits and pieces of the family puzzle that get passed down through various branches of a family

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Let’s Talk About Death

Family Historians and genealogists should be ever mindful of what happens to all their hard work and accumulated books and files when they depart this life, for good. Some recent deaths and illnesses of family and friends reminded me the best time to prepare is long before we think we need to.

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FAMILY HISTORY WRITING Assignment #1: Pick a Heirloom

This is a very focused writing assignment but be forewarned it can lead to more than you expect. You will need to pick an item. It can be something of your own or something passed down through the family. INGREDIENTS: an item to write about (more on picking an item below) an interest in the […]

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Knotted Strands: The Misattributed Heirloom

The one thing you learn in doing genealogy is that just like the old children’s game of telephone things get a bit muddled when passed from child to child or generation to generation. As I have written elsewhere there is usually some truth in the stories and legends passed down through families, even if they […]

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