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Who Are These Women? An Update

More than twenty thousand people on social media have viewed these images of the mysterious women in uniform. That’s a whole lot of eyes. Thank you for all the leads! Here’s the update. The Buildings The United States Army built Spanish Colonial buildings at many of their bases. All had tile roofs and stucco exteriors,…

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A Photo Full of Mystery

It was a photo I’d seen all my life.  It’s my maternal grandmother with two siblings, their parents and her brother’s two children.  I thought I knew the story. Turns out I didn’t.  It was a classic case of evidence outside the frame.  Let’s call it a photo audit. The trouble started when I decided…

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Ask Maureen: Episode 12 – RootsTech 2018

Show Notes Tara Bergeson of FamilySearch.org joined me to talk about RootsTech 2018.  They have an outstanding line-up of events including a Wednesday night opening of the Expo Hall, a celebration of the Greatest Generation, and “My Family, Mi Herencia”, a Luz de Las Naciones production on Saturday evening. The deadline for the Photo &…

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Ask Maureen – Episode 11: My Heritage Photo Discoveries

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, I’m talking with Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage. We did a demo of one of the really cool features of their instant discoveries option. You upload photos to your MyHeritage.com family tree website and then the matching happens. It sounds complicated and technical but follow along…

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Make Relatives Work For Their Supper 😊

It is possible to survive the holiday season, with sanity intact, by planning ahead and developing a sense of humor. Unexpected visits by relatives and cranky cousins add to your stress levels, but try to offset the tension with a little family history. Don’t put your charts and notes away for the holidays take them…

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Ask Maureen: Episode 10 ~ Fun with Family History Videos

Show Notes This month, it’s a two for one deal.  Due to technical difficulties I had to record a separate interview with special guest Beth Forester of Animoto.com. In this episode I previews two videos I made about my grandmother, Eliza Jane Wilson. Using the marketing video format on Animoto I was able to add…

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After Disaster Strikes…Photo Recovery

As Houston recovers from Hurricane Harvey and Florida from Hurricane Irma.  It leaves me with a sense of déjà vu. Almost five years ago Hurricane Sandy stormed into the East Coast of the United States destroying property and taking lives. As with every disaster, generations of family photographs were caught in the weather. The storm…

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