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Fighting Human Trafficking by Connecting to our Ancestors

I began this website not only because of my love of Family History which you can read more about here, but for a reason that hit me while driving near my home one late afternoon day in sunny Arizona.  Before we start there, let’s back up a few years ago and start the story with talking a little bit…

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How Moana can Teach us How to Keep our Ancestors Stories alive

My name Melia comes from a very long middle name “Puameliaaala.”  It is a family tradition to give each child a Hawaiian middle name since my dad is half Hawaiian and Italian.  My siblings and I have carried that tradition down to our children.  Names are very important to Hawaiians.  It is believed that one becomes the meaning of…

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Family History for Busy Parents

Finding time to have to myself seems like such a luxury, with 5 children ages 18 months to 13 years old running around demanding my attention. If I have a moment alone, usually that only happens when their eyes are closed for the night, I consider what I do very carefully.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love a…

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Why share Family History with Kids?

There are many hurtles that prevent people from learning about their family history.  They might be really busy, not have the education to know where to begin or a million other reasons why, but kids?  Well, their only stumbling block is us as their parents! What child doesn’t love sitting on their parents lap and having them read them…

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Photos and Making Time for Family History from a Youth’s View

Wise words from a 14 year old girl about the importance of Family History.   “Putting pictures and memories onto family history is really easy and really important. Wouldn’t you like to know where you got your brown-eyes from in your blue-eyed family? Or where the genes that made you shorter than your siblings are from? Don’t you wish…

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