19 March 2017

Family Skeletons--What Do You Do When You Find Them?

The My Heritage Blog has a great post entitled, Scandal! Dealing With Skeletons In Your Family Tree. W. Scott Fisher, creator and host of Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show, shared some of his personal experiences and perspective. Click on the link to read the entire blog article.

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Family Skeletons--I've been wrestling with them ever since I decided to have my DNA tested a month ago. What if I find something I don't want to know? And if so, what am I supposed to do with that knowledge?

I loved Fisher's insight, "My personal rule is, the feelings of the living, even if the individual in question is dead, must be taken into account. A record that causes pain or embarrassment is contrary to the purpose of family history research and the strengthening of future generations."

I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you, Mr Fisher.

14 March 2017

How to Start Family Food Traditions from Scratch

FamilySearch is all about celebrating family and family stories. What better way to do that than by encouraging families to preserve favorite family recipes and the memories those dishes hold? But how do do we get started?

According to the FamilySearch.org/recipes , "Whether you cook traditional recipes handed down for generations or are starting your food traditions from scratch, here are three ways to weave your own unique heritage into your family meals, both on special occasions and every day of the week."

How to Start Family Food Traditions from Scratch

Preserve an important part of your heritage by sharing recipes, photos, or memories of your family’s favorite foods and the stories behind them at familysearch.org/recipes .

13 March 2017

Ever Wondered If You Might Be a Little Bit IRISH?

Or maybe you already know you’ve got Irish ancestors but don't know where to look?  To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Findmypast.com is making its entire collection of Irish records completely FREE from March 13 - 17.

07 March 2017

Share your favorite Family Recipes on FamilySearch

Did you know FamilySearch.org now has a way to share family recipes in the Memories section?  We can now share favorite recipes and food traditions and attach them to family members in our tree. Check out FamilySearch.org/recipes for details.

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What are you waiting for? Grab those handwritten recipes, take a photo and upload them to the FamilySearch.org/recipes site or use the FamilySearch Memories phone app and start tagging family members today.