Here is something new I am trying here at ThinkGenealogy. It’s called Childhood Memory Monday. This is where I share something memorable from my childhood. Sometimes I will present lessons learned or ponder why a certain memory is still “living” when so many have been forgotten.
Now, lets get rolling.
Back in the time when Big Wheels ruled the street (Did you own a Big Wheel?), a new challenger appeared…
As genealogists we spend many hours unpuzzling the past of our ancestors. Maybe we should spend some time puzzling it!
A great way to share the past with the next generation of family historians is to create picture puzzles of ancestor photos. One tool that can do this is a web site called PuzzleTouch.
After going to http://puzzletouch.com/ click the Create Puzzle button in the section on the right:
The next screen asks you to upload a photo. This is a picture of my grandmother when she was a little girl in Largo, New Mexico. The family lovingly refers to her as the “Largo Kid”.
When Dick Eastman announced that The Generations Network changed its name back to Ancestry.com, I thought of this comic. All in good fun.
Two days ago I discussed my new cartoon profile picture and talked about my interest in making a cartoon version of one of my ancestors. One of my favorite ancestors is my great grandfather, Worth Tucker. I have few pictures of him and what I do have is the result of too much photocopying. The picture is grainy.
For this cartoon, I decided to do it all myself without the middle step of the Cartoon Me website.
Here are both the original photo and the cartoon version:
What do you think?
Going along on a similar car train of thought as the genealogy license plates here and here, I created some sayings for genealogy-related bumper stickers. As far as I know these are original creations:
- My Fred is dead. Is yours?
- My Cherokee princess ancestor is more documented than your Cherokee princess ancestor.
- Researching your ancestors is a grave pastime.
- Genealogy is so much fun people are dying to help you out.
- Slow down; you could be my 3rd cousin twice removed.
- Genealogists are strong; they break through brick walls.
- Genealogy is all around. Just look at the evidence.
- I’m tops on my ahnentafel!
- No kidding! You are also President Obama’s fourth cousin once removed?
- Mission Genealogical: microfilm is not just for spies.
- Citing sources is so exciting.
As a genealogist or family historian, what would you want on a bumper sticker?
You know when you are driving behind a genealogist when …
… the SUV in front of you has the entire back window covered with white stick-people stickers to form a 4-generation pedigree chart.
NOTE: I created this post a few days ago while I was still on a roll with the license plates. My plan was to post it on Tuesday after the holiday weekend. Then along comes Randy Seaver with his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Create a Bumper Sticker challenge so I’ve decided to post this now. Technically it is now early Sunday morning (its just after midnight) but I have been working all night on an article for Digital Genealogist and just saw Randy’s post. No time now to Photoshop bumper stickers, maybe another day. Hopefully I can make up for it with quantity.
Here are some more license plates you might see for a genealogist. Let me know if you have actually seen any of these or add your own creations to the comments.