Did your ancestors come from Ireland? Do you want to see if you can find out where in Ireland he or she came from? Do you want to know what their lives were like in Ireland? Or maybe, you are just stuck? If you are just starting out, find as much as you can about your ancestor using United States records/place of arrival records. Finding a clue that will give you at least a country of origin in Ireland is a must.
What do you think of when you hear that phrase? Some may think of reading together with picture books and talking about them. Some think of singing the ABCs. To others, it’s all about writing or drawing letters. While someone else may think it is making reading time playtime. These are all true. Early literacy is all about developing neural pathways, which all of those activities do, to help get your child ready for reading.
With the Olympics in full swing, I am sure many kids as well as adults have been inspired to want to go out and try these sports. Many don't realize that these athletics have dedicated their lives for years to their sport. They have put in countless hours for many years to make their sport appear easy.
This year marks the 17th annual Read Across America celebration in honor of the famed Dr. Seuss's Birthday and to promote the love of reading! Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating successful, lifelong readers. Research shows us that children who are driven to spend more time reading for pleasure perform better in school.
I am late, incredibly late. What for? Oh, just the bus to Rick Riordan’s world where Greek mythology is far more than just myth. I recently finished gobbling down an audiobook of the first of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Lightning Thief. This book was made into a movie in 2010. I saw the movie but had never got around to reading the book. After the holidays, I took a few days to recover with a puzzle, and I wanted something to listen to while I did that.
A while back, I went to a screening of The Room, the cult classic film that’s considered by some to be the Citizen Kane of bad movies. One of the stars of the film, Greg Sestero, was there plugging his book, The Disaster Artist. The book chronicles his friendship with director, writer, and producer Tommy Wiseau and the making of the film. It’s kind of sad that Wiseau’s dream of being a star ended up making him a laughingstock. Still, this might be the funniest book I’ve ever read.
February can bring short days with overcast skies that just make the world seem dreary. According to the Mayo Clinic: “For most people with seasonal affective disorder, the symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping their energy and making them feel moody. Treatment for seasonal affective disorder includes light therapy (phototherapy), psychotherapy, and medications. Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the ‘winter blues’ or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own.
Our branch manager, Cheryl, has just recently returned from being in Utah at RootsTech 2014, their fourth annual conference focusing on the cutting edge of technology in the genealogy field. I remember last year at this time when I took advantage of the RootsTech classes online and watched some of them live, providing me with new ideas and technology directions to “chew on” for months ahead.