Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Every genealogist has tales of surprise findings or coincidences when climbing the family tree. What is your most memorable serendipitous discovery? Did it involve ancestors in your tree, living folks or both? How did this surprise affect your research and does it still impact you today? Sometimes serendipity is what you make it… According to …

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Which organizational tool or tip is your favorite? How did you find it? How does this tool or tip assist in your family history research? The internet has revolutionized the process of family history research. Images, documents, data: these are frequently accessible within minutes, rather than the days-to-weeks required when using the “old” telephone and …

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Genealogy publications are great for education and entertainment. Which one is your favorite? Who is the publisher? Why do you like this publication? How has it enhanced your own family history experience? Share any details you want potential readers to know about including features, articles, style, etc. Most of the genealogical publications that I read …

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For which family tradition are you most thankful? How did the tradition start? Which family members have been responsible for keeping the tradition alive and how has it shaped your own family history? A favorite family tradition from my childhood involved birthdays and holidays. My grandparents’ home was the site for family birthday and holiday …

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