I wanted to share with new homeschool parents a couple of "insider" tips to consider as you prepare for your homeschool endeavors this fall. The last two weeks, I shared ideas to help you manage your school schedule and juggle your "to do" list. I had two final concepts to pass along...
Great Reads on the 100th Anniversary of The Great War
The fighting lasted nearly 52 months and left some 16 million soldiers and civilians dead, a casualty rate of a little more than 1,200 a day. Another 20 million were wounded.
World War I was horrific in scope and toll, an indelible historical event. But “the war to end all wars” played out four generations ago – triggered by a political assassination in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 – and USA TODAY posited in a recent headline and story that it is fading “into obscurity.”
As fellow genealogists will understand, brick walls are frustrating. You know the information you’re searching for is out there - but where?! Recently, I was able to burst through a brick wall that had been blocking research on my great-great-grandfather, Frederick Sanderson.
Think back...no matter how old you are, do you remember the first movie you saw? I can't remember exactly, but I have it narrowed down to two films that could have been my first. It was either Bambi at the Big Chief Drive-In in Topeka, Kansas or Cinderella at the Fox Theatre across from White Lakes Mall - also in Topeka.
So, your family is ready for a new pet! The next big decisions you have to make is what kind of pet you want and the age of that animal. Some people just go to a shelter and pick the first animal they see, while others go in with a specific animal in mind. There are people who want puppies or kittens; there are others who want a fully grown pet.
Do you realize how many of your favorite TV shows started life as books? Shows like Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Outlander all got their start on the printed page. This concept fascinates me. Why adapt a book into a relatively measly two-hour movie when you can really stretch your storytelling muscles in an ongoing series?
As genealogists, we sometimes get so caught up in what we are doing that we forget who is behind the indexes, abstractions, and transcriptions in books and databases that we use to find our ancestors. They are not well-known authors or famous in any way, other than they took time out of their lives to help current and future generations find their family members. Are you interested in becoming one of these unsung heroes of the genealogy world?