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, September 27, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #39


Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge authored by Amy Coffin:  Genealogy Writing Tips

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, September 13, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #37


Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge:  Roots Television

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 or Roots Television 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.”

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Patriot Day: Have you written your memories of 9-11 for posterity?


 Thankful, Think About It Thursday

On September 11, 2001, the biggest act of terrorism on United States soil took place. Four planes were hijacked. One plane was intentionally flown into the Pentagon in Washington DC. Two planes flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. A fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Economic impact was immense. National and international policies were affected. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day.

Part of the goals of those who Join the Quest at Family Tree Quest is to "Glean Wisdom from the Past".  As you reflect upon that day, what qualities did you observe in others or find coming forward in yourself as America faced this crisis?  (Compassion, Resilience, Leadership,  Longsuffering, Patriotism, Fortitude, etc.)  Did you notice that sometimes in times of personal crisis we find strength?  Were you called upon to strengthen yourself or comfort your family during that event and the times that followed?

Have you included your memories of 9-11 in your personal history? Perhaps this weekend would be a good time to do so.  Memoirs can have a deep impact on the lives of others. 

What do you remember about that day?
What were you doing when you heard the news?
Did you see the filming as “breaking news”?
Did you notify your family or did they notify you?
How did you feel?
How did you console your children?
Did you know someone who lost their life?
What were your feelings connected to those who lost loved ones?
Did you take steps toward emergency preparedness in your home?


Continue to ask yourself probing questions and answer them, as you seek to record your memories of that day for posterity.

Have you developed any new traditions to keep the memory alive of those who were injured or who lost their lives?

Do you fly the flag that day?
Do you observe a moment of silence at 8:46 am (Eastern Daylight Time) which was the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center.
Do you visit memorials?
Do you attend church or prayer services or offer your own prayer?
Some families look for memorial activities near their home in which to participate.


Whatever you choose to do, find a way to record and remember this heart-wrenching, historic day. The stories in your personal history will make history come alive and have meaning for those you love.
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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at http://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. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better #Genealogy – Challenge #36


Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge:  Family History Library Catalog
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.”

Saturday, September 4, 2010

In Loving Memory


May 8, 1932 -- August 17, 2010

In Loving Memory of OLETA who taught me how to be a more loving neighbor and friend.