Tag Archives: family history

Genealogy work is real work.

I’m sorry I’ve been away from my blog for awhile. It’s been tough trying to maintain my household, 2 part time jobs (that I need because my genealogy work isn’t paying the bills) and surviving the job of being mom … Continue reading

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Genetics- When your children are so different than you are!

Our adopted sons are SO different than us!   Ok, so we’re at that phase in our life when we have a 16 and 20 year old son. That, in itself, is a tough time! Our boys are adopted. They … Continue reading

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Private Client Work

Private Client Work-Good and Bad   For many years, the only kind of genealogical work I wanted to do was private client work. That’s where I’m hired by an individual to research a specific question they haveĀ about their family history, … Continue reading

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How do you make money with genealogy?

Aspects of Genealogy You can make money working as a family historian or a professional genealogist. There are many different ways to earn some money doing what you love. Granted, from my experience, there are not a lot of genealogists … Continue reading

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Today is my anniversary!

It’s been 32 years! 1984….that can’t be true!     Wow, how does this happen? How do decades go by and children grow up and yet we still feel the same? My interest in genealogy began shorty before we married. … Continue reading

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Family Stories Should be Written Down!

When you hear a family story told, remember to write it down. Family stories are very important for many reasons. It keeps family history alive. Most people were illiterate inĀ the distant past. There were no cell phones, cameras, computers or … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge- Surnames

Forgive the early entry but can’t do a post tomorrow! LETTER C SURNAME- CURGENVEN Curgenven is a very rare and strange surname. It’s probably true that ALL CURGENVEN’s are related. It appears to have been invented by the Rev. Thomas … Continue reading

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Family History in 5 photos- Day 2

This is a hard one for me. I’m including 2 photos here because of that. My husband’s great grandfather was JOHN QUARTZ MOORE born in 1883 in County Down, Ireland. He married ROSEANNA FERGUSON in Belfast on October 10, 1906. … Continue reading

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