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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, June 27, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: SONGS

I’m using the ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ series as an aid in beginning my personal history this year.  See the entire challenge on my article along with the #1song from my husband’s birthday.  I create an article about this series each Monday.  Click subscribe (at the top) if you’d like to get my articles automatically delivered to your email inbox, or click the RSS icon to read my posts via a feed reader.  These weekly challenges are authored by Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog and hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.

Here is the beginning of my memories about SONGS.
I’ve never heard of this song, but this was the #1 song I pulled up when I entered my  birth date at This Day in Music ( 

Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson

I became more interested in music on the radio in my teen years.  Before then, we simply listened to my parent’s LPs and some that I had as a child.

My best experience with songs was in 2001 when I produced the CD “No Greater Love” for my husband’s group Turning Point.  We had so much fun getting three families together after about 13 years apart and then having them make music together again..  Their harmonies were still tight and the experience was exhilarating .Now, we have a family history “record” of original songs sung by their group from 1974-1987, and others have had the benefit of hearing their music through retail store sales.  The group was selected as one of the Top 10 new LDS artists of 2002.  Another selection from their CD was also included on the CD “Just Believe”.  As I said, it was SO much fun—to learn, to produce and to share.
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As founder of Family Tree Quest, people sometimes ask what tools I recommend for organizing and recording personal and family history.  Here are my highest recommendations.

HeritageCollector Suite-  Your complete Family History Management System  (my highest recommendation)
This has everything you need to get your family history clutter into one, orderly place.  Store and retrieve photos, documents, videos, etc.  Create a PDF for a bound book.  Many bonus items such as storybook and GPS modules.

PersonalHistorian Software- I love it’s timelines and personal history prompts. 

 Flip-Pal™mobile scanner–  Portable, easy flip-and-scan-technology.  You can even scan pictures in the frame or while they remain in their photo albums!  I sit on the sofa in comfort and scan to my hearts delight.

Please leave a comment and tell us the #1 song on your birth date.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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.” I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. As founder of Family Tree Quest [dot] com, I am an affiliate of LifeStory Productions, Inc. Flip-pal and Amazon [dot] com.