Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Your Favorite Genealogy Design. You voted. We Delivered. Here Are The Winners!

On Facebook and Instagram, we asked for your vote on these four different genealogy designs...
...within only 24 hours, hundreds of votes came pouring in and your votes determined the winner!!

THE WINNER!! You voted #4 as your favorite genealogy design. (Photo below)


THE RUNNER UP: You voted #1 as your 2nd favorite genealogy design. (Photo below)


THE NEW AND IMPROVED #2: Many of you asked me if I would flip the border on #2, so it was on the top instead of the bottom. So of course I recreated it... just for you. What do you think?




Thanks for all your votes. 

Here are the  final creations. We couldn't have created these without you. Feel free to share it, pin it, tweet it, like it or save it...


 ...and remember to keep connecting the dots!

P.S. These beautiful family members are my ancestors:  John Eli Burns (father), Anna McCloud Burns (mother), and their four children; (L-R) Grover, Jessie, Floyd, Grace.

-Sarah :)



  "We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise." - Edward Sellner

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Teach Me Genealogy Facebook Page - "Like" it!!

There's an exclusive offer going on at Teach Me Genealogy Facebook page! Just tonight, we released a "Family Now & Family History Bundle" to all our fans. Click here to "LIKE" Teach Me Genealogy Facebook page and you will have instant access to this bundle. 

"Connect The Dots".
-Sarah :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

How To Use Facebook To Find Living Relatives

Facebook isn't just for Social Networking! In fact, this powerful platform with more than 900 million users has helped me to connect with many people, including distant cousins. Yes, Facebook is awesome for more than one reason!!

As I began on my family history adventure, I was learning more about my heritage than I could ever imagine. After only one year of extensive research, I traced my lineage back 7 generations, which was quite the conquest, considering that I didn't know my paternal grandfather (father's, father), or anything about him. After discovering that my Great, Great, Great Grandparents, George Washington Burnes & Sarah Walker Burnes had settled in Hope, Indiana I was anxious to get out there. So, I booked a flight to Indianapolis, Indiana and left on May 18, 2007. After a successful trip of meeting family and transcribing headstones, my knowledge of my heritage had increased, and I felt closer to my ancestors.


Many of my siblings have joined Facebook, but a few have not embraced the Facebook phenomenon. So I did a search for my brother JAMES BURNES, and the first person to show up was someone who resembled my brother, with the same name and spelling, but lived over 2,000 miles away; in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city he lived in was a clue that we could be related, so I wrote him a message and guess what I found out?

Here's the screenshot from our first conversation on Facebook:


As you can see, from our conversation above, we discovered we are 4th cousins, which means we share the same Great, Great, Great Grandfather; George Washington Burnes. From our connection, we have acquired many photographs and details about our ancestors that we never knew existed. More importantly, we have "CONNECTED THE DOTS" and our family continues to grow.

Give it a try!!
Start searching for distant cousins on Facebook!!

Find more BURNES info at www.myburnesclan.com