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I have been working in preserving my families photographs and documents. In the process I started another blog that was solely on how to preserve your documents and photographs. I will from now on share those posts on Tracing Our Roots. The Blog is Dawns Delights-Preserving Your Stories, and will have not only Genealogy information but also information on Preserving your Stories.

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As a Genealogist I understand how challenging it can be when you run into that Brick wall that we all eventually find. Little to no information on the relative, records destroyed in fires, or there were no records kept. One thing I have found to be a great help is ProGenealogists, this way you can work with someone in that area to find that information. Sometimes a local trip to a Cemetery or call to the state historian will help close those gaps.
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Pumpkin pies, cranberry sauce, Turkey, laughter filling the kitchen as Grandma and Mom would share stories of family. It was never long after the deserts and Rum balls were being made that someone would bring out the photos, the notebooks of family history to share with us little ones. Passing along family memories of love ones long gone.

 

Sharing our roots was something that had always been a holiday tradition in our home for generations.  To me it was something that was as natural as walking, never did I ever consider something so fun to be a career.  In the past year since my dear Grandma’s passing, I have been verifying information, receiving photos from my Aunt, and had a few mysteries that popped up here and there.  Then I realized, this had gone from being a hobby to me becoming a genealogist. No longer was this just a past time hobby for me, but that I wanted to help others with their genealogy.

I have become  more involved in Findagrave.com, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, and want to become Accredited Genealogist.  This has been  fun on all levels, helping others, and meeting other people.  It wasn’t the stressful paralegal setting, or business setting I was accustomed to.  I love it and am excited to not only expand on Tracing our Roots,  but helping others discover their heritage.

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My journey through genealogy started at a very young age.  Both my mother and Grandma were very much into our family history. They would share stories, photos, and any supporting evidence that they could find. We’d visit loved ones that had long passed, and taught us kids the importance of preserving history, photos, any bit of our life was important. While I was working on preserving our families genealogy, photos, stories and recipes; I realized how much I not only enjoyed working on our family, but loved helping others preserve their family roots. I now volunteer through RAOGK.org, Findagrave.com, and am a technology resource volunteer for Whispers from the Dust-a non profit organization focused on preserving cemeteries and their records. The purpose of my page is to not only share our family history with family, but to assist others in their quest to discover their roots.

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