Lessons Learned From Exhaustive Research

With Hurricane/Tropical Storm Elsa coming through my neighborhood this week, I’ve spent my days finishing up documentation for the Forgotten Ones project sponsored by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  The purpose is to identify those who served for the Union but have no descendants.  Their stories are compiled and will be included on … Continue reading “Lessons Learned From Exhaustive Research”

Lessons Learned From A Past Pandemic

My backyard poinsettia is in full bloom, the radio is playing holiday tunes and I should be baking and partying with those I love.  Except I’m not.  I hope you aren’t either. With a reported 16,000,000 million cases and nearly 300,000 deaths in the U.S. from covid as of today per Google, I can’t stop … Continue reading “Lessons Learned From A Past Pandemic”

Musing About Life Lessons Learned That Apply to Genealogy

It’s been a slow week genealogywise for me as I’ve been consumed with the house renovations and an increased workload at my educator job. I thought I’d have difficulty coming up with a blog but instead I’m bursting with lessons learned from those situations that apply to genealogy. With renovations, there is a lot of … Continue reading “Musing About Life Lessons Learned That Apply to Genealogy”

Top Five Conference Lessons Learned

Originally published on genealogyatheart.blogspot.com on 15 May 2016. Finally cleaned up the tote bag with all the info I accumulated at the National Genealogical Society Conference held the first week in May in Ft. Lauderdale.  I learned a lot but these five ideas keep circulating around in my head: Mind Maps – I always encourage … Continue reading “Top Five Conference Lessons Learned”

GenealogyAtHeart’s Top 10 Posts of 2021

Looked at the calendar this morning and realized this will be my last Genealogy At Heart post for 2021! I will be taking a hiatus due to the holidays for the next 2 weeks. Hoping you have a delightful time – enjoy, reminisce, and stay safe. 10 Fantastic Photos! MyHeritage Does it Again! 9 Resolving … Continue reading “GenealogyAtHeart’s Top 10 Posts of 2021”

More Genealogy Tips Based on Renovation Musings

If you’ve been following my Genealogy At Heart blog, you know that hubby and I have been in the “middle” of major home remodeling which we began the day after Thanksgiving. When I say middle I really mean it – we’re half way done. Through this chaotic journey I’ve been able to apply quite a … Continue reading “More Genealogy Tips Based on Renovation Musings”

Professional Development

In 2017, the Association of Professional Genealogists moved to requiring members to submit annual professional development completed when renewing membership. As a passionate genealogist and educator, Lori supports this change. Below are courses that she has completed in the last 6 months and recommends for those interested in furthering their knowledge. Please Note: There may … Continue reading “Professional Development”

Finding Photos and Memorializing the Fallen – A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

Last blog I mentioned Joseph Reid, the father-in-law of my husband’s 5th cousin twice removed.  You may be wondering why in the world I would have someone in my tree that is not related and so far removed.  Here’s the deal…I have done several surname studies which includes everyone by the same surname in a … Continue reading “Finding Photos and Memorializing the Fallen – A Unique Volunteer Opportunity”

Genealogy Lemonade – a Reflection on the Year

You might be thinking I’m being a prolific blogger this morning as this is my 5th post but the truth is I only planned to write about the one year anniversary of changing practices due to the pandemic. I started the morning on routine maintenance to my website – genealogyatheart.com and in the process, somehow … Continue reading “Genealogy Lemonade – a Reflection on the Year”

Finding Photos and Memorializing the Fallen – A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

Last blog I mentioned Joseph Reid, the father-in-law of my husband’s 5th cousin twice removed.  You may be wondering why in the world I would have someone in my tree that is not related and so far removed.  Here’s the deal…I have done several surname studies which includes everyone by the same surname in a … Continue reading “Finding Photos and Memorializing the Fallen – A Unique Volunteer Opportunity”