Category: Geier

Full circle

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ~ Arthur Ashe Family reunion...of sorts Meeting up with a long lost cousin A year or so ago I found my step-cousin Milton on Ancestry. Receiving a response of any kind on that site often does not happen; I was pleasantly surprised when ...

The song of family

"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." ~ Oscar Wilde Today I received something precious. My cousin Milton sent four photos I'd never seen. Have a look: From left: Bill Lawyer, Carol Sather, Rod Geier (dad), Margaret ...

A Butterfield Geier wedding story

Creating my grandparents' wedding story Using 1921 souvenirs Perhaps one of the most important stories I want to leave my children is the one about my paternal grandparents' wedding. I can't really say why. This is the grandma I knew best, the one I spent more time with, the one they'll never know; perhaps I ...

What’s in your attic?

RECORDING FAMILY HISTORY USING HEIRLOOMS AND OTHER COLLECTIBLES You are in the right place if you have a large collection of heirlooms, and if you look at it periodically and walk away, frustrated, and if you’re tired of the piles of unorganized documentation, and if you want to record your history for your kids but ...

Stories and profiles: Create a timeline

There are no doubt ancestors about whom you know little. I posted recently about my great grandma, Bertha Servatius. I hoped someone would see it and offer something, anything, to help. I'm still searching, but a question came to mind when putting together this section of the blog. How does one go about giving an ...

Scuttlebutt

The place for the latest. The scoop. The buzz. I will be posting articles related to labeling, preserving, and recording genealogical artifacts. First up will be the following topics: Watermarking photos, a consideration. See: WHY WATERMARK? Distinguishing between truth and fact. See: TRUTH OR FACT Preserving original documents. See: DOCUMENT AND PHOTO PRESERVATION HOW TO FIND NEWS: Click ...

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