3 Tips on How to Build a Family Tree

Finding out about your family history can be so interesting for everyone in your family but where to start? The website Family Seek (www.familyseek.com) offers 3 great tips for families who want to get started searching for their own family’s history and background. Find Everything You Have Gather all the materials you have access to … Read more…

Scrapbook Ideas – Scrapbooking – How to Scrapbook

Originality in scrapbooking is essential. You can create original pages with exclusive ideas. Including journaling on your layouts is one way to tell about the photographs and help you remember what was going on during that time period.
Srapbooking quotes for your pages are a wonderful way to add some “elegance” to your page layouts. Famous quotes for your era are fun to have in your books. You can also include quotes from family members about the people in the pictures.
Learn how to get your photos properly squared with this useful tip. Discover new papers for different textures and exciting looks to decorate your scrapbook.
Craft punches are terrific little tools and they come in so many fantastic shapes. One downfall to the craft punch is its size. The punched shapes are usually only an inch or two in dimension. The figures would make great die cuts, but size is an issue. Use the negative punched out portion of your punches. Punch your shape onto a scrap paper, place it on a copier with a dark sheet of paper covering the punched out portion. Then, enlarge it to the desired size. Next, cut out the black negative punched pieces for templates. Now you have some new templates and some fabulous shapes for your scrapbook layouts.

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Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips for Teens

Have teens? then you need to read through this web site for some great information on safe surfing. After all teens know it all don’t they. How could we exist without the Internet? That’s how most of us keep in touch with friends, find homework support, research a cool place to visit, or find out the latest news. But besides the millions of sites to visit and things to do, the Internet offers lots of ways to waste time — and even get into trouble. And just as in the non-cyber world, some people you encounter online might try to take advantage of you — financially or physically.
Of course, the Internet is home to millions of places you can and should visit. Like an infinite library, the Web can take you to the ends of the earth with the information it contains. The key is to protect yourself while online.
First rule of smart surfing? Remain as anonymous as possible. That means keeping all private information private. Here are some examples of private information that you should never give out on the Internet:
* full name
* home address
* phone number
* Social Security number
* passwords
* names of family members
* credit card numbers
Read on through this web site to learn many other tips for keeping yourself safe from predators and hackers.

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Gjenvick-Gjonvick Archives

The USA has long been the goal of immigrants. While the wave has been from the southerly direction for quite a few years now, once upon a time it was the dream of many a European to get on a ship and sail to America.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. It’s a vast collection of photographs, passenger lists, steamship brochures, and many more interesting tidbits from a time when many of our ancestors were leaving one part of the world to come to another.
My own family sailed over from Norway in the late 19th century. I hope that eventually, as passenger lists continue to be indexed, the name “Endreland” may turn up.
That would be a thrill.

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Giving Help Giving Hope

Getting sick is something that we all face everyday. I am battling a cold that has been hanging on for a week. But sometimes there are family members or friends that have serious life threatening illnesses. Dealing with those can be very challenging and trying. But the Internet is providing more and more resources, as today’s Family First Site shows.

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