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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, August 15, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Nicknames

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. 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 NICKNAMES.

Even though I have red hair and the nickname "red" is common in such cases, there have only been two people who called me that who could get away with it--both close friends.  I DO NOT like being called "red".
For a short time, as a young adult, I was called "Irish".  I loved it.

AND . . . there's a nickname behind the selection of my business name, which is Charlie Ink Productions and Publications.  "Charlie" was a nickname given me when I was about twelve or thirteen years old.  When a friend of mine learned that "Carolyn" was a feminine form of the name “Charles”, I was nicknamed "Charlie".  The nickname didn't stick, but "Charlie" seems to suit me when I think of myself as creative and energetic (which is not always the case). "Ink" was chosen as a "play on words", sounding like the abbreviation Inc. (standing for Incorporated).  Since I was a calligrapher for over twenty years (using ink to write beautiful pen strokes on family tree charts as well as doing other custom work), “Ink” was a natural selection for me.”  Now, the mystery of the name "Charlie Ink" has now been entirely revealed.  To see more about me, click here.                                    
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Please leave a comment and let me know your nicknames.

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.

Heritage Collector 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.

Personal Historian 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.

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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, Galison and Mudpuppy and Amazon [dot] com.