Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary to William and I!

Wednesday was the 1 year "blogiversary" of the Knowing William blog!

We also hit 1000 page views this week! Woohoo!

To celebrate I am posting one of my recent projects, even though it doesn't directly relate to William. I think he would forgive me since I'm training up the next generation of his descendants to love learning about family history. Last month my six-year-old son and I went on a family history road trip adventure!

It was a wonderful experience getting to hang out together, just the two of us, without daddy or his 2- and 3-year-old siblings. We learned all about history as we did some "detective work" on one branch of our Louisiana family.

While on our adventure, we took some documentary video footage and lots of pictures. He also kept a journal where he wrote and drew pictures about the things we did. Here are our finished products. Enjoy!

Click here to view our documentary video on YouTube.

Click here to view this photo book larger

The new way to make a photo album: photo books by Shutterfly.

You're never too young to start appreciating who your family is and where they come from. Check out my pinterest board "Family history for kids and non-genealogists" for ideas on activities and conversation starters for the future family history detectives in your life!


  1. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
    The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist:

    1. Just now getting around to saying "Thank you!" to my comment-ers after a long summer geneablogging hiatus.

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  4. Welcome to GeneaBloggers This is a great blogging community. It is great to find a picture that relates to you ancestor like the Lithograph of "William's Unit fording the Potomac in 1862." I just did two posts of an ancestor in the Civil War. I felt very fortunate to finally find his grave as well as information about the battles, I believe he fought in.

    Regards, Grant

    1. Thanks for making me feel welcome! I'm glad to be here!

  5. It's great to get your children involved in genealogy. My son was always interested in it and now he is in grad school majoring in Historic Preservation.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    1. That's so encouraging! It was very rewarding as a mom to get to spend this bonding time with my boy, especially doing something I love that I hope will become a part of who he is, too.