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San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net
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Ancestry Corner by Judy Brooks, Professional Genealogist Each month this new section will give you information on how to conduct your own genealogy research. Folklore and Family Stories Have you shared your family stories with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.  Through the stories that are told, our ancestors can live again.  By the stories that are shared from one generation to another, a connection is established to our ancestors and they become persons and not just names. Does your genealogy project only contain names, dates, places, and vital statistics?  Or did you search for newspaper articles, interview your living elders, search history books for information on your ancestors?  For example, on a road trip I found a full page obituary on one of my husband's ancestors in rural Nebraska that told of his being part of one of the first cattle drives from Ohio into Nebraska.  A manuscript found in Pennsylvania told of the original American Brooks arrival in 1740 and how he met his bride on the ship coming over, told of George Washington (as a Major in the British Army) visiting the grist mill to get flour for the troops, and details about all their children including a daughter who drowned when as a new bride they were traveling to buy furniture and the wagon fell through the ice.  Both horses also died. These are priceless stories that should be shared and recorded. It is now relatively inexpensive and easy to create a family history book on line.  You can add photos as well as stories.  Here are several photo book companies to check out.  Blurb, My Publisher, Snapfish, and Shutterfly. Have you considered sharing inter-generational stories at family gatherings or instead of reading a bedtime book to your grandchildren, tell them something about their ancestors and the history surrounding their lives in story fashion. It is our responsibility to be sure these stories - and the heroes, villains, and other characters are shared so that they do not disappear.
Ancestry Corner
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net
San Diego Scottish Highland Games Scottish Highland Games of San Diego
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084
Join Highland Happenings!
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Ancestry Corner by Judy Brooks, Professional Genealogist Each month this new section will give you information on how to conduct your own genealogy research. Folklore and Family Stories Have you shared your family stories with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.  Through the stories that are told, our ancestors can live again.  By the stories that are shared from one generation to another, a connection is established to our ancestors and they become persons and not just names. Does your genealogy project only contain names, dates, places, and vital statistics?  Or did you search for newspaper articles, interview your living elders, search history books for information on your ancestors?  For example, on a road trip I found a full page obituary on one of my husband's ancestors in rural Nebraska that told of his being part of one of the first cattle drives from Ohio into Nebraska.  A manuscript found in Pennsylvania told of the original American Brooks arrival in 1740 and how he met his bride on the ship coming over, told of George Washington (as a Major in the British Army) visiting the grist mill to get flour for the troops, and details about all their children including a daughter who drowned when as a new bride they were traveling to buy furniture and the wagon fell through the ice.  Both horses also died. These are priceless stories that should be shared and recorded. It is now relatively inexpensive and easy to create a family history book on line.  You can add photos as well as stories.  Here are several photo book companies to check out.  Blurb, My Publisher, Snapfish, and Shutterfly. Have you considered sharing inter-generational stories at family gatherings or instead of reading a bedtime book to your grandchildren, tell them something about their ancestors and the history surrounding their lives in story fashion. It is our responsibility to be sure these stories - and the heroes, villains, and other characters are shared so that they do not disappear.
Ancestry Corner
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084