Tag Archives: #AncestorClips

2016 – 10 Most Read AncestorClips

Thanks for reading AncestorClips in 2016 – Click below and enjoy again the most read stories. Stand by for more inspiring stories in 2017. Abraham and Elizabeth Coon – Ever Faithful Ardella Elizabeth Anderson – The Greatest Scare of my … Continue reading

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Rootstech 2017 – Blog 60 second stories they actually read

I’m presenting at Rootstech 2017 on how to write #AncestorClips. I’d love to have you in my session. #AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man … Continue reading

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William Parley Elton – Poet of Honor

My great-grandfather William was 11 when his father died, and the English officers came to take him and his four brothers to the poorhouse. “How we clung to mother’s dress,” he said. Isabella was, a little woman. But in faith … Continue reading

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William Wallace and Annie Lillie Walker – True Greatness

“Lillie and the children were still in bed when Will came rushing into the log home, ‘Fire.’ She grabbed the baby and he carried the little girls out just as the ceiling fell on their bed. There was no water … Continue reading

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Cheryl Diane Hardman Atwood – Touching Mankind for Good

Cheryl Diane Hardman was born in January, 1951. As a brand new baby, she received a blessing by the hand of her father while he was on military training leave, then she didn’t see him again for 16 months while … Continue reading

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Myrtle and Edna Elton – About Pigs, Giggles, and a #3 Bath Tub

Nine-year-old Edna ran through the orchard with her straight brown hair flapping in the summer air. “Hey Myrtle!” She called back to her ten-year-old sister. “Watch this.” Edna jumped on to a pig, patted his side, and held on. “We’re … Continue reading

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Sidney Lehi Hardman – Part 2, Kind and Generous

“Kind and Generous. One of the best men I have been blessed to know” (Terrie Petersen, grand-daughter in law) Typical for men in the depression years, Sid worked at whatever he could to keep bread on the table and a … Continue reading

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