Setting the Preferred Portrait in FamilySearch

Photos in FamilySearch. A picture is worth a thousand words. And this is definitely true when trying to feel connected to your ancestors! Adding photos to FamilySearch is a wonderful way to enrich your family history, make new discoveries, and interest younger members of your family.  4.7 million photographs were added to FamilySearch in 2016

Bite-size Genealogy: 7 Suggestions

Bite-size Genealogy Many people I talk to are interested in their family history, but they feel like they don’t have the time to do it. This article is dedicated to all my readers that also fall in to this category. Actually, my readers should probably share this article with their friends and family that share

Do You Have Mayflower Ancestors?

The First Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving nearly upon us it seems appropriate to remember the Pilgrims who were among the first to come to America in search of religious freedom. Although theirs was not the first harvest celebration or “day of thanksgiving” in America, the struggles and triumphs of the early colonists embody the American ideals.

E. Robert Jarman – WWII Veteran

Honoring My Grandfather, Bob Jarman For Veterans Day I want to give a tribute to my maternal grandfather, Eugene Robert “Bob” Jarman. I had the privilege of visiting him in his home in Phoenix, Arizona during my early years. Then, when I was 11 years old, they moved just around the corner from our home

Ancestral Travel Planning

7 Tips For Planning an Unforgettable Trip to Ancestral Homelands

I asked Carole from Encore Journeys to share some tips about planning an unforgettable trip to ancestral homelands with your family. Encore Journeys specializes in European travel and has helped many people “go back to their roots” using their ancestral travel planning services. She provides 7 really great ideas! Create an Unforgettable Family Reunion with Your Past You’ve

Hyrum Henry Taylor Family

Hyrum Henry Taylor Comes to Arizona

Hyrum Henry Taylor Comes to Arizona Hyrum Henry Taylor lived in Vernal, Utah since his early childhood. He was a hard worker and saved up $800 by the time he was 22. Hyrum bought 200 acres and 100 head of cattle and horses. He then married his “Little Red Bird,” Eliza Jane Bird on July 24,

Taylor cousins

Family Memories: Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Questions “Didn’t you live a couple houses down from your Grandma?” I asked the question almost out of the blue in a phone call with my Dad while I was driving down the freeway. “Actually we were right next door until someone built the house in between us,” was his reply. “Did you get together