Christmas Trees

(n)O Christmas Tree

Part One of Four--My Story

Navajo, Navajo language, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, Uncategorized

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

I was inspired by a simple post from one of my favorite bloggers. Christian Mihai, titled The Five Habits of Extremely Prolific Bloggers.  The first habit on his list? Yeah. "They never make 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. 

Uncategorized

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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.