Five Minute Family History

Save the stories! Become a story-catcher during your coffee break!

Welcome!  I'm glad you found me. I hope we can have fun here and do something really important, too. Doing family history isn’t only about visiting graveyards and documenting all the begats of dead ancestors, it’s also capturing living memory and creating a story your descendants will be eager to read.   So set aside a few short minutes–with morning coffee, at lunchtime or before bed–and write, type or speak fast!

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Politics as Usual

Spend a couple of moments quietly thinking and identify the person in your nuclear family (or in one of your family lines) that you would describe as the most politically active.  Write a little about that person, their political views and how those views were manifested in his/her life.

If time permits make a list of other family members and their political leanings and place it in your work folder to write about later.


My latest Family History Mystery (#4 in the Series), DEAD IN A FLASH, has my genealogist sleuths, Sophreena and Esme examining a murky family tragedy in the background of a retired senator.  To celebrate the release of the book on August 30, I’m sponsoring a GIVEAWAY of the first two books in the series along with a 30X magnifier necklace (my #1 ESSENTIAL tool for examining old photos and documents).  To throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win, leave me a comment below about your favorite tricks or tools in doing family history, the most interesting fact you’ve uncovered about your family, or just say hello.

Leave a comment below to enter to win.  Contest ends Monday, August 22, 2016.

Leave a comment below to enter to win.  Contest ends Monday, August 22, 2016.