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Why I Do Family History: how it supports women’s history

As women, we  mostly have been raised in cultures that valued modesty and humility, and discouraged pride and self-celebration. For women.

So most women shy away from feeling “worthy” of being included in history and placing the evidence of their lives in archives.

Goddess In The Family: uncovering women from generations past

I propose the goddess imagery that I’ve grown to love actually stands in for them, for all the amazing women in our lineage whose stories we do not know.

Before You Digitize: what to consider & what originals can tell us

Overwhelmed by photos from the past? Underwhelmed by lack of details about your family photos? Thinking of just tossing that box or family album of unknowns? Or farming them all out to be digitized once and for all? In one generation we’ve gone from cherishing our few...

War and family history: the long reach of PTSD

My grandfather helped win the war, became a US citizen, and had a large healthy family. But the granular details around these successes rather undo them.