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Thanks, Elf on a Shelf

While true that my site is called Families Across Time, but this holiday season it was more like Families Across the United States. You see, my wife and I live in Hercules, California but my sister and her family lives in Buffalo, New York. Strangely enough, when Christmas Day finally came it was warmer in … Continue reading

Combining hobbies with family history

If I’m not mistaken, this is the third time I’ve addressed personal hobbies in the Families Across Time blog. In February 2015 (Hobbies bring ancestors to life), I wrote about how knowing what your parents and grandparents did for fun could bring them to life in your writings. In March (Collecting and Family History) I … Continue reading

Everyone Loves a Comic Book

No one ever said you have to tell your story in a stuffy old book. There are options. One of the more creative ways is to use a comic book. That’s right, I said comic book. The idea is certainly not new. For those old enough to remember, Robert L. Ripley – of Ripley’s Believe … Continue reading


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