Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Ok, so most my local Utah readers and many others will recognize where these pictures were taken. What did your family call this place? AND What does it mean to your family?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

It's just a date, right?

1 Jun - This date has some significance in our family! Do you have dates like that? I am sure you do, most everyone does, it just happens that way! For us, this is one of many and I was reminded of the significance as I attended the graduation party for a cousin. So, let's keep it simple, here goes:

1 Jun 1988 - My Grandpa, Bailus VanBuren Dye, died. (mom's dad)
We only had 7 years with him in our lives and were so grateful!
But that story is for another blog post for another time. 

1 Jun 1989 - I graduated from West Jordan High School.

1 Jun 1995 - My younger sister, Tonuah, graduated from West Jordan High School.

What does this date mean to you?  What is one of the significant dates for your family?

Monday, October 3, 2011

My genealogical background

I grew up in Utah. I was introduced to genealogy when I was about 9 years old, more than 30 years ago! I don't remember who I was with or why we were in downtown Salt Lake City. I just remember looking through the windows (doors) of the now Family History Library and seeing shelves upon shelves of books. I have always loved books, I love to read! I love history and I love family. I remember watching the introduction filmstrip (yes, it was that long ago) and I was hooked. I later served a Family History mission for the LDS church. Since then, I've dabbled in the business of genealogy for others and continued my own work. I have helped many along the way, which has lead to the opening of my own business, Family History Engineers!

For my own family, I have mostly researched the Trujillo line in New Mexico. I have also worked on Roybal in New Mexico. Dye in Alabama and Petersen in Utah and Denmark. My husbands line include Myrup, Dunks, Clark, and Batty. For others, I have also worked in Utah, New York, Virginia, North Carolina and others. I have hit my own brick walls and confusing issues that I have been greatly blessed in resolving! I am very excited about the prospects in the future as I continue to learn more about the past and enrich my own character and that of the many others I have yet to meet!