Wednesday, February 26, 2014

52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 9 - Four Generation Pedigree Chart


52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 9 - Complete a Four Generation Pedigree Chart

This week it's all about getting your four generation pedigree chart completed. It's really simple with these type and print pedigree charts designed by Teach Me Genealogy.

Pedigree Chart Tips:
  • For female, always use the maiden name, (First, Middle, Maiden). Never use married name on a pedigree chart.
  • The male ancestry name always goes on the top, ascending to the right. 
  • The female name always goes on the bottom, descending to the right.
Now, let's start. Choose your style, then download or print. 

Pedigree Chart #1: Click the pedigree chart below that you wish to download. After you have clicked on the pedigree chart, you will now be in Box.com. Click on "download" or the printer icon to print. Once downloaded and opened Allow up to 10 seconds for the the cursor to become active for the "type and print".

Pedigree Chart #2: Click the image to download this "type and print" form

Pedigree Chart #3: Click the image to download this "type and print" form

Click your cursor on your pedigree chart (sometimes it can take up to 10 seconds to become active), start typing and hit "Tab" to move to the next field.

That's it! Enjoy your new four generation pedigree chart and...

...keep connecting the dots! -Sarah :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 8 - All About Your Religion


52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 8 - All About Your Religion


  • What religion did you practice growing up?
  • What religion are you now?
  • What do you enjoy most about your religion?
That's it.

Keep connecting the dots! -Sarah :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Home Is A Place You Grow Up Wanting To Leave, And Grow Old Wanting To Get Back To."


“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to”
-John Ed Pearce

About this photo: My Great Grand-Uncle, James Jay Burnes Jr., and my great grand-aunt, Lena Jane McGowan Burnes. Children: Florence & Byron Burnes.
Date: 1908
Place: Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, USA

Keep connecting the dots. -Sarah :)

52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 7 - All About Your Grandparents


52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 7 - All About Your Grandparents

This week, it's all about your grandparents, so let's talk about our paternal and maternal grandparents: 


  • Paternal Grandparents = father's parents.
  • Maternal Grandparents = mother's parents
List all the basic information like Names, Births, Marriages, Deaths and then list 10 fun facts about each of them. Have fun with this and make it interesting too. A fun fact could even be their eye color or height. It's amazing how much I learned about each of my grandparents when I did this.

The above photograph is my grandparents; William & Ruth Burnes and the adorable baby in the pink outfit is my FATHER Ron; funny huh?

Have fun and keep connecting the dots.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"When You Finally Go Back to Your Old Home..."

"When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood." -Sam Ewing

About this photo: This is the home of my great, great grandparents, William & Mary Adams. You can see them sitting on the porch along with my great uncle, Charley Adams. My great grandfather Gim Adams is standing on the ground to the left of the porch.
Date: abt. 1900
Place: Memphis, Scotland, Missouri, USA

Keep connecting the dots. -Sarah :)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

"To Forget One's Ancestors is to be a Brook Without a Source, a Tree Without a Root."


"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root."
-Chinese proverb

About the photo: This is another very old photo of my great grandfather, Gim William Adams (age 7) and his baby brother, Charley Adams.
Date: 1896
Place: Memphis, Scotland, Missouri, USA

Feel free to share it, pin it, tweet it...

...but most importantly, Keep connecting the dots!! -Sarah

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 6 - All About Your Pets


52 Weeks of Genealogy - Week 6 - All About Your Pets


  • What pet(s) did you have growing up?
  • What was the breed of your pet(s)?
  • What personality did your pet(s) have?
  • What were some funny things your pet(s) did?
  • What were some smart things your pet(s) did?
  • How many years did you have your pet(s)?
  • What are your favorite memories of your pet(s)?
We will always remember the bond we had with our four legged family members and other pets. For me, it was my dog named Mack. I was 7 years old when we brought home this four year old male dog. He was trained, loyal, tender, smart and patient enough to handle eleven children. He was half lab, half Dalmatian and very in tune to our needs. He was so smart, he would walk us to the bus stop every morning and be there waiting for us when we stepped off the bus. He had different types of barks; a people bark, an animal bark and a car bark and without even seeing what he was barking at, we just knew by the sound of each bark. He also did some funny things too like biting fire. Living out in the country, we often had bonfires and for some strange reason, he would bite it and bark at it like it was an intruder. He lived 16 long years but left a forever bond.

Sadly, I could not find a picture of my childhood dog Mack. So the above picture is of my 2 oldest children (when they were young and oh so adorable) and our late dog Rusty :)

Now it's your turn. Take a moment to tell about your pets growing up and keep connecting the dots!


-Sarah :)
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