Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!

Motto

In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

Welcome !

I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #3


Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge:  DAR Database

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here
Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.  These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.  You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among about the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.
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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at
www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Quest Blog if you haven’t done so already. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 


Monday, August 23, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge # 34


Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge:  Flickr

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule. These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.  You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among about the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.
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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at
www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Quest Blog if you haven’t done so already. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, August 16, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #33


Memory Lane Monday
Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge:  Twitter

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.
These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog
has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among about the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.
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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:
  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Quest Blog if you haven’t done so already. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, August 13, 2010

Never Ever Give Up

Family Tree Friday

Everyone can have a powerful impact on their family tree. Simple acts of love can sometimes seem extraordinary. I was moved to tears by this video. I described it to one of my daughters, who had seen it long ago, and it prompted the same tears from her now—as it did then.

Watch as a young man who was favored to win the 400-meter race in the Barcelona Summer Olympics faced his excruciating disappointment.
We may not all have fathers like his, but we can BE that kind of father (or mother) or loved one.

There are concourses of family and friends in heaven applauding each of your efforts, no matter how faltering you think your efforts are.
They see the bigger picture and want the best for your family line.
THEY are YOUR cheering section.

YOUR RACE is NOT over.

For Generational Change-makers (see www.familytreequest.com)
Most likely, you see the picture of your life only in part when you look only at your painful past. Positive living lies ahead if you choose it. Gather the strengths you’ve received from your collected experiences. Glean the wisdom (as we say at www.familytreequest.com). Run the race valiantly with Heavenly Father’s help.

This is a must see.



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Winding Down

Talk About It Tuesday

It's the simple things of life that make living worthwhile,
the sweet fundamental things
such as love and duty,
work and rest
and living close to nature.

--Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mortal life seems to be winding down for my sweet neighbor of whom I spoke in my posts about "Living Into Loneliness". ( Post #1 click here. Post #2 click here.)

Receiving the diagnosis of lung cancer, she is now receiving Hospice care. This has been a time of great reflection and adjustment for me.


I know most of us have had experiences with loved ones dying. There is such sorrow in parting, yet memories of the laughter and good times sustain us. I love laughing with my neighbor and will continue to do so as long as her health permits.


I'm once again watching how life is enriched with the simple things. It comes back to that in the end. It's our relationships and loving connections that mean the most.


What are your thoughts?


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #32

Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge: RSS feeds

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link. Click here.

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.
These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers. Both sites have been voted among about the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.
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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn: Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ? I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter. Check out my Family Tree Quest Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosbure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or Genealoggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #31


Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge: Podcasts


View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link. Click here.

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.
These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog
has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the Geneabloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other Geneabloggers. Both sites have been voted among about the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.
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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn: Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at
www.familytreequest.com ? I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter. Check out my Family Tree Quest Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s
16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”