Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


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

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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 29, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Weddings

I want to leave my OWN story in my own words so my posterity will be able to know me a little better. Perhaps you’d like to do the same.

I’m using the ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ series authored by Amy Coffin (see “CREDITS” for link) as an aid in starting my personal history throughout the year.  See the entire challenge on my article.
Here is the beginning of my memories about Weddings.

I have attended many weddings in my life.  I look at them as sacred events and absolutely soak in joyful feelings of seeing couples at their best—in love and that love shining through their countenances.  I appreciate having many fine models of happy family living.  Since we all have human failings, the pain of disillusionment follows most marriages.  Since the tests and trials of life come through the commonplace, everyday events we’re faced with, I know working out relationships in marriage can be the seedbed of extraordinary personal growth and development.  100% commitment to fidelity in marriage is something I admire. 

I appreciate having countless models in my life of people who don’t quit or give up on making their marriage comfortable and joyful and who commit to the hard work of developing consistently loving relationships in their home and family.

What was your wedding like?  Please comment below..
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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.

Heritage Collector Suite- Complete Family History Management System
Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner
- Portable, easy flip-and-scan-technology.
Personal Historian Software- I love it’s timelines and personal history prompts. 

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As the Phoenix Genealogy Examiner, 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. 

CREDITS:  These weekly challenges are authored by Amy Coffin of the
We Tree blog and hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.

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.