Is your family from Chicago? Below are a number of Chicago Genealogy Resources that can help you discover more about your roots and the lives of your ancestors in Chicago.
Whether you see yourGrandchild every week or only a few times a year, a day together offers a wonderful opportunity to develop a special bond while recounting life stories, family history and life lessons. Here you will find listed several activities that will help make your day together special.
Do you have a loved one approaching their 75th Birthday? A parent or grandparent? A spouse or dear friend? For an 75th Birthday Gift certain to move them deeply, why not capture their life story – in their own words – in a Legacy Video for their grandchildren, great grandchildren and generations beyond to know and […]
Family Documentary Videos are memoirs on video focusing on family stories and history. Memories of people, places, and things are documented on video or film, often combining interviews with photographs, letters, maps, and other memorabilia. The final product is preserved as a digital video document, or DVD. Learn more.
You may have heard the old proverb, “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations”. In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say, “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs.” In China, “Wealth never survives three generations.” Around the world, there are many […]
Check out this 1938 home movie of the Chicago Cubs playing at Wrigley Field! Looks like suits and ties were the fan uniform of the day. It’s interesting to see the Ricketts name on the building on the background (A relative of the current owner?) and the airplane towing the advertising banner even back then. […]
Have you ever heard your parents or grandparents use a word or phrase you weren’t familiar with? It may have been slang they learned when they were younger. Below are a few slang words and phrases that were popular in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50s. Do you recognize any? Do you recall hearing any that […]
Are you feeling like phone calls, emails and Facebook just aren’t enough? Wishing you could spend more quality time with distant relatives? Perhaps it’s time to get everyone together for a Family Reunion. Here are a number of great Family Reunion ideas to help you get started planning yours.
My clients often tell me they feel overwhelmed by all their photos. If you grew up before the digital age, you can probably relate – especially if you were born in the 30’s, 40’s or 50’s, as many of my clients were. After recently helping my mother sort through a few thousand of her own, […]
I recently came across a photo of my great grandmother as I was cleaning out an old box. She was standing next to a flower bush wearing a white polka dot dress. I vaguely remember her…her voice, her laughter, her smile, her personality. I must have been about 10 when she passed away. Looking at […]