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New Service: Custom Children’s Storybook Starring YOUR Ancestor!

December 25, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Announcements

Excited to announce my new Family History Storybook Service! Have your family history turned into a custom-made, richly-illustrated children’s book! The star of the book can be your mom and/or dad, your grandparent, or even your distant ancestor from long ago. These informative keepsake books can be enjoyed by your children or grandchildren, and even […]

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How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons)

October 20, 2013 Josiah Schmidt CartoonsTutorial

Ever wondered what qualifies a person to put a “II” or “III” after their name, or what the difference is between a “II” and a “Jr”?  Learn how to use generational suffixes, with a little help from cartoons.  (Who doesn’t love cartoons?) Rule #1: Parent & Child with Same Name = Sr. + Jr. This […]

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The Perils of Being a Young Genealogist

October 9, 2013 Josiah Schmidt Methodology Articles

Many people generally view genealogy as a retired person’s hobby–a pastime of sweet, old ladies nostalgically reminiscing about days gone by.  This is not entirely accurate.  One report from 2009 revealed that of the nine million Internet users who describe “genealogy” as a “core passion/hobby,” 7.5 million are 45 years or older.1  While this may […]

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