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About Me

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Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  I’m Amberly.

I’m a stay at home mom of 3 delightful boys who are 18, 15, and 4.  Whenever I have a minute I’m at my computer researching.  So if you stop by my house, it will probably be messy.

I love genealogy – a lot.

I spent a few years dabbling, trying to understand how to research but not experiencing lots of success.  As time passed I took classes, visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake, worked with experts, learned about resources, technologies, search techniques, websites, and slowly developed my skills.  After 18 years I can say that I am now an excellent researcher.  I love that I can say that!  I have filled my tool belt with lots of tricks and I decided it was time to share what I have learned.

  I volunteer once a week at my local Family History Center.  I teach classes at my church and at my center.  I work with people young and old to help them learn how to research and build their family trees.  Let me help you too.  Follow along as I write about a wide variety of genealogy topics.  Have questions?  Email me at amberlysfamilyhistory {at} yahoo {dot} com.  I would love to hear from you!

Happy searching!

22 thoughts on “About Me

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  2. Hi Amberly! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’m enjoying reading yours and am looking forward to much more! I’m sure there is a lot I can learn! 🙂

  3. Hi Amberly,
    Thanks for stopping to check out my blog.

  4. Hi Amberly. Cool blog! My husband is a genealogist, so this is right up our alley!

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  7. Hi Amberly, I’m italian and I love indexing… I have an italian blog and I too promote indexing because it’s so important!
    Your blog is so nice 🙂

  8. Hi Amberly

    I’m Helen and Scottish. I’m into genealogy in a big way also. I think I may have found your Boles ancestors and where they went around 1890.. I was doing research into Dalserf Churchyard as I have relatives buried there, and found your website. Searched through the Monumental inscription book but did not find anything for Boles family. However became intrigued by you hitting a “brick wall” and decided to try and help. Will send you info. when you get back to me.

    Best regards Helen

  9. Congratulations! Hi Amberly, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’ve learned a great deal about genealogy from your writing, and from your research techniques and insights. I haven’t tried indexing yet, but your work doing what matters most in genealogy is inspiring. Thanks!
    To accept this award, please:
    1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to that blog.
    2. Share seven things about yourself.
    3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (or as many as you can think of!).
    4. Contact your bloggers to let them know that you’ve tagged them for the One Lovely Blog Award
    http://genealogysisters.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/one-lovely-blog-award-a-wonderful-surprise/
    Cheers, Maryann

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  11. I visited the grave of Francis C. Duval 1863- 1919 , today in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada and have posted his gravestone photo on the find a grave website.

  12. Hi Amberly or maybe I should say Hello cousin!

    I am also a member of the Skeen Family. My Dad was Donald Skeen, a first cousin of your Grandma.

    I just wanted to let you know that this year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Skeen (my 2-Great Grandfather and one of the founders of Plain City). We plan to celebrate this milestone with a Family Reunion for as many as his descendants as we can find, on August 20th at the Plain City Square.

    I have been counting his descendants for over a year and the number is amazing. I found your blog when I was searching your great-grandfather’s family.

    Your blog is beautiful and I have bookmarked it so I can come back to it when the craziness is over.

    Kim Skeen Dixon

    • Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by. I hope to make it to the reunion. My son leaves on his mission that week so we will be a bit busy. 🙂

    • Kim, Amberly – cousins! I’m sorry I missed the family reunion earlier this year. Joseph Skeen is my 4th G-Grandfather (Lyman, Charles, Leroy, Wayne, Martha (Mickie)).

      Amberly, I found your site through Ancestry and your posts there. I hope to keep in touch with you both as I’m slowly building my Skeen line.

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