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 19, 15, and 5.  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.  My 19 years of experience 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!

28 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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

  3. 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
    Cheers, Maryann

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    1. 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.

  6. I am also a descendant of Sarah Jane Marler & William Bailey Lake. They were my great-great grandparents. All of my Mother’s ancestors joined the LDS Church shortly after it was organized. I knew you & I would be related, but reading your words still gave me goosebumps.
    Do you help at the Ogden Family History Center? If so, what day of the week? I would love to meet you.

    1. Hello Nancy! Sorry, I’m so slow lately. It’s been a really busy summer. No, I don’t work in the Ogden Family History Center. I work in the Mapleton Family History Center. I would love to meet you too! Send me an email. <3

  7. Hello Amberley,
    I’m Liz from Glasgow, Scotland and have just signed up to follow your blog which looks great. If there’s anything I can do for you on this side of the Pond, let me know.
    Happy 2019.

  8. Hello Amberly, My name is Martin G Bates, 59 year old male, from Camarillo, California. My sisters and mother are very much in to genealogy, I find it interesting and am am just starting out. I submitted DNA to Ancestry.com, and entered a few names in a family tree and found out that I have 3 different great grandfathers (X5) that fought in the Revolutionary War. One of my great grandfather’s (x5) name is Captain Enoch Enochs Sr. When I did a google search for his name, I came across your blog. So I guess we are somehow related, maybe 5th cousins?
    Thank you for all the great research! I can share with you family tree info, pictures etc., via email. Warm Regards, Marty

    1. Hello Marty! I don’t know the name Enoch Enochs… I’m sorry, wish I could help. 🙂

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