By Rebecca Stevens

by Rebecca Stevens - 2 months ago

Ready for RootsTech?!

RootsTech 2018 begins in a few days! And I'm almost ready.I've just deleted most of the live-streamed sessions from my in-person schedule. If I can watch at home in my jammies after the conference is over, that makes more time at the conference for events available only on-site.Tuesday priorities:...

by Rebecca Stevens - 2 months ago

Twin Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday to my sweet twin sis and many more!Who's who in this photo? Sis, what do you think? When we were young, our birthday was a national holiday . . .No class party at school, but a family celebration with cake and candles. Sometimes we had friends over, put on party hats, and played Pin...

by Rebecca Stevens - 2 months ago

Chronicling the Ups AND the Downs in Family History

Hani Simonowitz Schwartz, mother of my grandpa, Tivador "Teddy" Schwartz After reading this article from Time, about why adults shouldn't shield children from sadness, I decided to write about why family historians owe it to future generations to document both the ups and downs of the past.Of cou...

by Rebecca Stevens - 2 months ago

So Many Ancestors, So Little Time in the FHL

So many ancestors, so little time in the wonderful, world-famous Family History Library . . . With RootsTech less than three weeks away, I'm doing some serious planning for my limited time at the library in Salt Lake City.How to decide which brick wall ancestors to spend my time on? I'm triaging...

by Rebecca Stevens - 2 months ago

52 Ancestors #7: Valentine's Day Marriage of Adaline and John

For this week's Valentine's theme in the #52Ancestors Challenge (thank you to Amy Johnson Crow for this theme), I consulted my RootsMagic calendar to see what happened in my husband's family on February 14. I found one member of his mother's Steiner family had a special event on that day.Adaline E...

by Rebecca Stevens - 5 months ago

Nov 10, Surrey Record Office - Surrey History Centre

Surrey Record Office provides access to archives and printed materials relating to the county's past and present and date from the twelfth century to the twenty-first century.  The resources are held in environmentally controlled strongrooms in order to preserve the documents to ensure the histor...

by Rebecca Stevens - 5 months ago

Oct 30, City of Westminster Archives Centre

City of Westminster Archives Centre holds many resources relating to family, local and business history, including bibliographic records, manuscripts, digital images of photographs and many other materials.   Most resources held by the Office cover the Westminster Area including the former Metrop...

by Rebecca Stevens - 5 months ago

Oct 27, Kirklees Archive Service

Kirklees Archive Service is located in Huddersfield Central Library and has links with the local studies collection.  They are situated in a pedestrianised area and Huddersfield Bus and Train Stations are approximately 500 and 600 metres away respectively.   Resources held by the Archive include...

by Rebecca Stevens - 6 months ago

Oct 16, Sheffield City Archives

Sheffield City Archives collects and preserves records relating to Sheffield and South Yorkshire, then make them publicly accessible. These resources date from the twelfth century to the present day and are available on paper, on microfilm or on CD-ROMs.  Resources include documents, manuscripts,...

by Rebecca Stevens - 6 months ago

Oct 15, Doncaster Archives

Doncaster Archives was established in 1973, collecting and preserving documents relating to the history of Doncaster Metropolitan District.  The Office also holds records of over 80 parishes making up the Archdeaconry of Doncaster. This area extends to the East Riding and North Yorkshire in one d...