Memory Keeper: Childhood Journals

Memory Keeper: Childhood Journals

Writing down my children’s stories and documenting my own reflections is an important part of my family history journey. I cherish the childhood journals we use and love sharing them with my kids, who will one day inherit them. In this post, I’ll discuss my reasons for journaling and share my favorite with you.

Interview with a Professional Genealogist

Interview with a Professional Genealogist

This week, we’ll be digging deeper into the family history community by talking with professional genealogist, Bob Johnson. Bob specializes in Nordic genealogy and offers us his insights into both professional and recreational family history research. Take a look!

Making Time as a Work-at-Home Mom

Making Time as a Work-at-Home Mom

Looking for more time to fit in work, self-care, or date nights? You need a schedule! Creating a routine that serves my personal values and goals has made all the difference in my productivity and overall wellbeing. This post shares some of my experiences and what has worked for me as a work-at-home/stay-at-home mom.

Understanding Ancestors: Swedish Edition

Understanding Ancestors: Swedish Edition

In this edition of Understanding Ancestors, we’ll take a quick peek at Swedish immigration to the United States. I have always been the most interested and connected to my Scandinavian roots and I am excited to dive into this with you!

Genealogy 101: Marriage Records

Genealogy 101: Marriage Records

In this third installment of Genealogy 101, we’ll review the information contained in marriage records (licenses and certificates) and how to find them. Marriage records can be a great way to find family history information, including names, birthdates, parents, and locations your ancestors are associated with. They are great resources for your ancestry research. Let’s get going!

Memory Keeper: Nursery Shelf with Hooks

Memory Keeper: Nursery Shelf with Hooks

I love filling our children’s rooms with meaningful, handmade objects. I hope that as they grow older they will appreciate the thought and time we put into creating a unique space for them. In this post, we’ll walk through the steps to create a personalized shelf for your little one—or for yourself!

How to Organize Your Family History Documents

How to Organize Your Family History Documents

Without an organization system, keeping track of family research documents can be a messy business. Check out how I organize my materials and how it has completely changed the way I do genealogy. Plus, get my FREE DOCUMENTATION CHECKLIST to help you in your own organizational journey.

Genealogy 101: Census Records

Genealogy 101: Census Records

Census records are fantastic tools for verifying basic information about a family member and for discovering the names of parents, siblings, and other close relatives. This first installment of the Genealogy 101 series covers what you can expect when looking at census records and a few tips and tricks for making the most of them.

Memory Keeper: Personalized Letter Art for Your Nursery

Memory Keeper: Personalized Letter Art for Your Nursery

Surround your children with personal, meaningful items and decor. This how-to guide walks you step by step toward creating a simple decoration for your child's nursery or bedroom. It's a really easy DIY I made for my own daughter's nursery and I'm so happy to share it with you.