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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Memory Lane Monday:Earliest Memory

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’ (see credits below post) as an aid in starting my personal history throughout the year.  See the entire challenge on my article. 

This week I’m writing about my earliest memory.

I was playing in my living room when I was three or four years old.  I had a Snow White and 7 Dwarfs long playing (LP) record album and was listening to the story, narrated by Dennis Day.  There were also pages with pictures attached to the cover, and when I heard the sound of a dog’s bark, I would turn a page.

Our doorbell rang, and Mom answered it.  There stood a little girl (Nancy Rescorla) from my preschool and her mother, Dessie.  To this day, I do not know if my mother arranged this or if they just stopped by. 

They lived around the block from us.  Nancy came in and we enjoyed the Snow White album together.  The really special thing about this is that we are still friends today—55 (or so) years later, and Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs still has a special place in my heart because of this memory.

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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- Your complete Family History Management System  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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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.  These weekly challenges are authored by Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog and hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.

Please leave a comment and let me know YOUR earliest memory.

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.