Wednesday, June 8

A Gift That Lasts Forever - Well Almost!

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My son & I recently went on
a trip to Arkansas.

Our mission: to hand deliver a special home-made gift
to each of my siblings who live there.

Alex Haley said, 
"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, 
to know our heritage, to know who we are
& where we came from".

I got these scrapbooks for a great deal at Costco.

I've been researching my family's history for years!
This is one of my ways of keeping track of it . . .

My Hunny calls these the "Dead Sea Scrolls"!

Using the information that I've gathered,
I made a scrapbook about our ancestors 
for each of my siblings. has been an invaluable resource
for my research. 
{I only needed the US membership & it was so worth it!}

Another website I love is Find a Grave.
Here you can find photos of grave markers for your ancestors.
{This is helpful in confirming birth or death dates, marriage information, etc.}

If you don't want to purchase an
membership, Family Search has a lot of great 
information & it's FREE!

The draft cards {above} were signed by my ancestor.
I got them from

Hopefully, these books will be passed down from
generation to generation, so that those who went
before us will
be remembered.

If you've never researched your genealogy, 
I encourage you to try it. It's so fun & never boring!

Linking up to these great parties:
"Show Off Your Stuff" at Fireflies and Jellybeans
"Whatever Goes Wednesday" at Someday Crafts
Home by Heidi
"Flaunt-it Friday" at Chic on a Shoestring
"Weekend Wrap-up Party" at Tatertots & Jello
"Feature Friday" at Spunky Junky
"Friday Flair" at Whipperberry