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Perhaps it is only in subsequent generations that trauma can be witnessed and worked through by those who were not there to live it but who received its effects, belatedly, through the narrative, actions and symptoms of the previous generation. ~Marianne Hirsch

10-Day Military Research Challenge challenge genealogy genealogy education military research veteran writing prompts wwii Aug 17, 2021

Family History Month may seem far away but it will be here before you know it! To help you get a jump start on your military research, or expand what you are currently doing, I'm excited to...

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Are There Only Bad Memories? cemetery chicago czech genealogy family patterns genealogy infant death mental health pregnancy writing prompts Aug 16, 2021

As I sit here quietly this morning sipping coffee, feeling exhausted after a very rough night, my great grandparents, Joseph & Bessie (nee Zajicek) Kokoska came to my mind. In the photo above,...

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Questions to Explore Your Family Patterns ancestral lineage healing ancestry dna family history family patterns genealogy journal prompts writing prompts wwii Jun 04, 2021

Yesterday I wrote an article called Trauma of Being the ‘Bad Guy’ in War. I invited readers to start looking at the stories, beliefs, and patterns in your ancestral lineage. Today I...

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