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Casting Your Life Mask

Since Halloween is upon us, what better way to creep someone out than by casting a life mask of your face. In addition to enjoying the expression on your loved one’s faces when they see your mug looking at them from a dark closet, you’ll be creating a historical artifact of you in three dimensions. They make interesting … Continue reading

A slight diversion

Greetings, blog followers. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any family history work in quite some time. I do apologize for that but have been engaged in developing my first full-blown graphic novel. Way back in 2005, I started a comic strip while stationed with the Coast Guard’s Electronic Systems Support Unit (ESU) on … Continue reading

So long, Family Tree Maker…

As millions of revelers celebrated the beginning of 2016 with fireworks and a toast at midnight,’s Family Tree Maker software was placed on life support. The company has decided to stop selling this popular software in lieu of its online, cloud-based system. While they will continue to support the legacy application for the balance … Continue reading

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