A Trip Down Medical Memory Lane!

Today’s post is prompted by my daughter Caitlin asking what blood types my husband and I are. She read some research indicating people with Type A may be more susceptible to Covid-19. I knew Scott’s was Type O (whew!) since it’s on his dogtag from 1971. Me? No idea!! I checked my online medical profile […]

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Genealogy Can Reduce Our Anxiety!

What a crazy couple of weeks! As of 9 p.m. last night, I am out of work – indefinitely. Not complaining about that. I wish all school systems would close. As of 2 p.m. today, my husband and I made the final decision to postpone our summer cruise to Europe. As of 5 p.m. today, […]

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Happy Birthday , Mom!!

Today would have been my mother’s 88th birthday. Doris Lichtenthal Falcone was born on March 5, 1932. She passed away on December 2, 2011, a few months before her 80th birthday. Mom always wanted to come to America. “For the jazz,” she always told me. In honor of her birthday, I would like to share […]

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RootsTech 2020 – The Last Day

The day started early – 8 a.m.! I attended “Practical Tools for Family History Storytellers” presented by Rhonda Laurtizen and Rachel Trotter of Evalogue Life), and Laura Hedgecock (Treasure Chest of Memories). They provided a nice overview of techniques to use for oral interviews (I really need to call my mother’s cousin!!), organizing your writing […]

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RootsTech 2020 – Day 4 – The Evening Entertainment

Despite being tired, Cheryl agreed to go with me to see the comedy of Ryan Hamilton. We had some fun on the way, pinning our “homeland” on the world map. We had never heard of Ryan Hamilton before (and as he said in his monologue no one else has either!) I thought he was humorous. […]

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RootsTech 2020 – Day 4*

*It was pointed out to me that it is really the 3rd day of RootsTech. That is accurate. But it is Day 4 of “my” RootsTech experience, as that is the number of days we have been here in Salt Lake City. As is usually the case by day 3, we are starting to get […]

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RootsTech 2020 – Day 3

My first session was “German Research for Everyday Americans” with Karynne Moses. I attended Karynne’s presentation on reading German handwriting yesterday, so this was a natural follow-up. Karynne is still finding her way as a presenter, this being only the second time ever she has presented. She provided some good resources of places to look […]

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RootsTech 2020 – Day 2

First thing this morning we enjoyed a breakfast buffet courtesy of the Radisson Hotel. Cheryl and I had no idea that the hotel provides breakfast to all guests attending RootsTech. What a great perk! My first mission today was to finally meet with Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective. Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective. My first […]

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RootsTech 2020 – Arrival Day

This will be a quick report as I’ve been awake since 4 a.m. Eastern and it’s now 10 p.m. back on the East Coast! Cheryl and I started our RootsTech adventure by spending the night at the Bradley Airport hotel. Very wise, considering we had to board the plane the next morning at 5:50. Not […]

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Rootstech 2020 – Time to Prepare!

This is the 3rd time I will be attending Rootstech in Salt Lake City with my friend, Cheryl. I scheme and plan for this trip every year, to make it affordable for us. I completed more than 50 “Rewards for Opinions” surveys in December to assure I would qualify for Companion Pass status on Southwest […]

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