Heritage Questions: Why do Genealogy Detectives have to go to the trouble of keeping a Story Journal?

Little Roger

I can’t believe it’s the last  edition of Heritage Questions. It’s been fun visiting about keeping our family histories alive.  The major change I’ve noticed is that we’ve gone from thinking about a workshop to understanding that we are really talking about becoming Genealogy Detectives. One of the things I found most surprising is Dee Haviland Fournier’s insistence on proving the “facts” we find and her emphasis on the importance of a Story Journal, because it’s not just about birth and death dates. It’s about real people.  So for the last column today, I want to tell you why I think it’s so important that we share and understand our mutual journey. [Read more...]

Hudson Bays Heritage Days Celebration with Golf, Genealogy, and Salmon BBQ

The Hudson Bay Heritage Days celebration will be held August 15-17 in DuPont, WA, celebrating the site of the first Hudson Bay settlement in what would later become the Washington Territory.  It was the town of DuPont that was settled first before Seattle, Olympia, and Tumwater.  The citizens of DuPont figure that is a good reason to celebrate. [Read more...]