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Yá’át’ééh, Brody, It is Good

Before I moved to Page Arizona, I always thought the traditional Diné (Navajo) greeting was pronounced Yah-ta-hey. Someone just smack me.

Ashkenazim, Davies/Davis, Navajo, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Thomas Davies 1816-1899

Ready to Launch–No Excuses

December Newsletter Like my previous newsletter, this is more for my benefit than anyone else (I'm still practicing).  Before I get this party started, I need to point out that today is the second day of Hanukkah! For Jews, this party is already well underway. Happy Hanukkah everyone! November did not go as I planned.… Continue reading Ready to Launch–No Excuses

customs and traditions

On Thanks

I'm not talking about Mayflower Pilgrims and Native Americans; I'm talking about finding opportunities to be thankful even when there doesn't seem to be much to be thankful for. 

customs and traditions, Navajo

When a Navajo Introduces Herself, She Gives her Genealogy

Navajo culture and society are organized matrilineally. Similar to the western patrilineal system of family organization, emphasis is put on the clan of the mother, and mothers are the heads of households and central focus of each clan. 

brick walls, genealogy tips, organization, patronymics, places, Wales

Keeping Up With the (Benjamin) Joneses

How to organize your files when ancestors share the same given name for several generations.

Kennecott Copper, Lark, Utah

The Story of a House as told in Facebook comments

I had no idea of the flood I'd break loose when I posted this photograph . . .