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History, Our History, is Important

I write this while hot, sweaty, covered in dirt and sawdust, and soaking wet.  My three year old son is in the same condition, but being this way made me realize how history, our history, is so very important.

The Importance of History

I recently read an article titled, “The Importance of History[1].”  This is a great article that shows how history, while fixed and unchangeable, is subjectively viewed by historians through their own view of their current world.  The facts of history do not change, but the interpretation of the facts can. Read more… “History, Our History, is Important”

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Becoming a Certified Genealogist

Becoming a certified genealogist
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Becoming a certified genealogists has been a goal of mine for many years, and now I am actively pursuing it.

As many of you know, I have been doing genealogical research for more than 20 years, and about two years ago I decided that it was time for me to finally get my genealogy certification.  I want this attain this certification as a means of pushing myself to become more professional and technical in my work, submitting my project to experienced, certified peers for their review and approval that my work is up to the standards of the profession. Read more… “Becoming a Certified Genealogist”

Hurried update

An Update

It has been a while since I posted an update, or anything for that matter, and for those who actually read this, my apologies.

Life, a new job, life, genealogy research, life, cemetery restoration, and my ProGen class have all combined to keep me from writing as often as I would like, or should. Read more… “An Update”