Saturday, February 28, 2009

Family History Expo

I can't tell you the number of WORKSHOPS and GENEALOGY CONFERENCES I have attended over my 49 years of doing family history research. I've learned something NEW everytime. This year I'm taking on the challenge to TEACH a BLOGGING class at the FAMILY HISTORY EXPO 2009. A perpetual student is what I'd call myself, plus a teacher now of what I've learned. It's been a FUN journey. You certainly learn more by teaching than you do as a student. The KNOWLEDGE gained is one of the few things you can take with you at the end of this life along with your EXPERIENCES and RELATIONSHIPS.

A scripture that impressed me the other day in my daily studies...Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come. (Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19) That thought gives purpose to my daily life and is an admonition to USE MY TIME WELL.


  1. I've lost three comments so far...we do need to keep learning and it's nice to know we can take it with us...

  2. This is so exciting! You are a great teacher and mentor.

  3. I have a friend who was commenting about family history in church last Sunday... she referred to it as "easliy gliding between this world and the next". I liked that.

    Good job, Lin. You've kept a running commentary on geneology for the entire month. You've shared some excellent information and inspired several of us to do more. I'm proud of ya, kiddo!!!

  4. I love what you've done, Lin. As you have shared family history, you have taught us about regions of this country, about family, about faith. Remarkable. Would love to watch you teach in person.