Hello again my genealogy friends. I have been away from the blogosphere for a while. Life has a funny way of getting in the way of hobbies.

Well, I am back at the keyboard and happy to say I am attending Roots Tech 2011 conference starting tomorrow morning. You can get more details here at the official Roots tech website:

I will try to blog and Tweet from the event as much as possible for the three days.

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Awesome ClearPlay give away at a friends blog!

Some of my friends over at are working with ClearPlay to give away a clear play system! You have to check this out. ClearPlay are awesome. I have wanted one of these for a long time.  Full detail are here: Stay a while on and enjoy the wonderful posts too!

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Wordless Wednesday – Otto Emerick Johnson

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Tombstone Tuesday – Lawrence Emael Johnson

Today seem to be a good day to get back up on the horse. I have taken a break from my blog. Life just got a little busy and I had to spend more time with my living family instead of researching my dead ones. But the dead do have a way of calling for […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Old Satchel

I think Treasure Chest Thursdays is becoming one of my favorite blog topic days. Its always great to read everyone else’s treasures. I also love to sit down and think about those things I really treasure. I found myself thinking of things that have been passed on to me when a loved one has died. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Veterans Day

Veterans Day Wordless Wednesday. My Grandfather Willis John Earl.

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Surname Saturday – Hodges

I am really just starting to research the Hodges line in my family tree. So this post will be short. I hope to hear from any of you that may have Hodges as well. Anna Laura Hodges was a great grandmother on my father’s side. I remember meeting her a time or two, but I […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Lost glass slides

My great grandfather George Albert Earl went to Tonga in the early 1900s. He stayed there for almost 3 years serving a church mission. He taught and loved the people. For years my family has cherished a set of glass negatives that were all pictures from his time in Tonga. I recently discovered that somehow […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Samuel Rhoades and his car

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Tombstone Tuesday – Sylvester Henry Earl

Sylvester Henry Earl was born on 16 Aug 1815 in Scioto County, Ohio, USA. He died 23 July 1873 Middleton, Emery, Utah, USA. He is my great great great grandfather. He was a Mormon Pioneer and was part of the original party to enter the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. After several years he and […]

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