Daughters of Gip Akin

My Grandma was the Daughter of Ula Mae Akin Durbin and Raymond F. Durbin. The Akin sisters, Joy, Ula Mae, Ida Faith, Ora Lea, and Lovella had a special bond, the love of family. Aunt Lovella was only a few years older than my Grandma and was able to share so many stories with us [Read On]

More digital scrapbooking pages

I was really excited yesterday when my new Craft Artist Professional Digital Software came in. I have waited a couple weeks for this upgrade. I had played with the free version for the past year. I enjoy interchanging fonts, layouts, embellishments from each program to come up with unique layouts. I installed the program late [Read On]

101 Brick Wall Busters Part 2

Nancy Ola and Gip Akin with their two eldest children Joy and Roy Akin Returning to the Brick Wall Busters, the next three steps will really help you.  4. Identify your Sources, make a list of sources that you could find the information you need. Not only is family a great source for records, especially [Read On]

101 Brick Wall Busters

A few months back I took a wonderful course through Family Tree University, called 101 Brick Wall Busters. It is something that happens when researching our family. Records are lost, destroyed in fires, or never even existed. Record keeping wasn’t as wide spread in the early days of our Nation, many areas never kept records [Read On]