Games, Fun, and Family

“We have just 2 hours to say, hi, take photos, eat cake and get in all the isitn and hugs.”
How can I incorporate family genealogy into this time – A Game!

Researching is not easy, that is why it is called a journey

First, have you visited the We have a family reunion photo of my grandfather and others, and on the back it states, Family Reunion, Illinois. Many of my family are from Nebraska and Idaho, so this is a ‘clue’ to do some more searching. I went to: and clicked on Illinois. The genealogical website thatContinue reading “Researching is not easy, that is why it is called a journey”

Eat Pie First

   I was thinking about one time when our kids were young, we went on a cross country trip. There was this one particularly long stretch of road on a very sunny day. It was a two lane road and in the distance we could see the freeway and what looked like a little town.Continue reading “Eat Pie First”

So who is that in the photo in the background we see?

The Clarke Reunion. No date, only a couple of names. It’s one of those photos that you have in a stack of photos of family and you know which side of the family they belong to, but there is no one to ask or that knows who the people are. Do you recognize anyone inContinue reading “So who is that in the photo in the background we see?”


Stories Every family tells about a relative that did this, or a time that thing happened, or when I was a kid. What are the stories in your family? As I was growing up, I heard so many stories about things my great aunts and uncles did, and now, I couldn’t even begin to tellContinue reading “Stories”