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Where is the perfect place for conversation starters for family? The dinner table of course! How do I know this? I’ve see it daily in my own home. Table talk unfolds the story of your family – past, present and future.
In a historic move, the boards of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announced their intent to merge. The two organizations, both non- profit leaders in the dynamic genealogy industry, will form one consolidated group that will continue to operate as the National Genealogical Society.
“Remember who you are.” It’s a simple phrase, but one with deep meaning. I have said it many times as my children have walked out the door – off to school, out with friends or on a date. But in this instance, let’s add one more line – “Remember who you are…and where you came from.” Remembering is powerful. But now, helping youth remember is more. It is vital.
“This has been the No. 1 feature request from our users for a number of years,” said John Alexander, a FamilySearch product manager, adding that the editing tool has been a year in development and testing.
As I sorted through my mother's garage, I pulled out a picture with an old frame and no glass with poses of a little girl. It had stains and scratches, but it called to me. I recognized the girl as Ruth, Mom’s older sister who died when she was six years old of pneumonia. I felt a terrible sadness that there was no place on earth where someone cherished Ruthie’s picture and told her stories. I resolved to change that.