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"When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors." -Russell M. Nelson
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I love everything about this quote. I especially love how it mentions we all have "inborn yearnings" to connect with our family. I have both felt that myself and seen it in others around me, especially my children. Have you felt that draw to connect with and learn more about your family?

Hi Friends! I have some questions for YOU and I'd love to know what your thoughts are! I always love hearing from others and want to know what your pain points and needs are. I'd love to hear your answers in a comment below or a DM! ๐Ÿ’›
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โ–ช๏ธ What feels like the most overwhelming part of family history to you? โ–ช๏ธ What's your favorite way to learn something new? (Quick Instagram post, blog post, facebook live, email newsletter, something else?) โ–ช๏ธ What is a question you'd love to see me answer or a topic you'd like to see me cover here?

Hi friends๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ ! I thought it was about time I introduce myself again ๐Ÿ˜‰
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I'm Sarah Garner - wife, mom, designer and story lover from Gilbert, Arizona! I started The Kindred Press a few years ago as a way to help others realize the significance of stories in their lives - especially their own - and to bring to life some products that had been on my mind and heart for some time. The products are still (slowly) in the works (life sometimes, right?). It is hard sometimes to put myself out there and share something I care so deeply about - but I so enjoy being here and interacting with all of you! ๐Ÿ’›
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My family is my heart and I absolutely love being a mom. We love to travel and explore together as much as we can. I love music, baking, Diet Coke, being outdoors as much as possible, design, photography, and of course learning and sharing about family history. .
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I'd love to "meet" all of you! Comment below with a quick intro so I can say 'Hi!' ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you liked the video I posted of my grandma yesterday... then you'll LOVE Katie from @thelisteningearproject! She describes herself as "obsessed with the elderly" and does the sweetest video interviews with the wisest people who so kindly share their story. She shares these interviews and so much of her own wisdom on recording stories on her Instagram feed. It is so inspiring and I knew you'd all appreciate it. ๐Ÿ˜‰โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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PLUS if you'd like to do a similar interview or are interested in her process, she has some amazing tips (including all of the questions I used in my full interview) in her story highlights on her profile!

I had the opportunity to interview my grandmother about her life earlier this week. I learned so much from her and about her. During the interview, I asked what the younger generations have to look forward to as they get older. Her response was not what I was expecting but, was so sweet and touching. .
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Ten months before my grandfather died my grandmother broke her neck and went through 6 months of hard recovery. He took care of her every step of the way driving her to appointments, encouraging her to take it easy, helping her get dressed, cooking for her. Right as she had recovered just enough for things to start getting back to normal, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. It progressed very quickly and she soon took over the role of being his caretaker, until he died four months later. .
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I've always looked at that time and thought about how hard and trying that must have been for them to endure together. Yet, when she looks at her life THAT is the time she looks to as an example of what others can look forward to. Because despite the hardships they faced, there was an overwhelming amount of love and care that they were able to show each other in a way they had never been able to before. The love overshadowed the pain and struggle - that's definitely a love to look forward to. โ™ฅ๏ธ

I LOVE this photo of my grandfather (Sy Beasley) working as a Barber at his shop in Chandler, AZ. For one, he looks SO much like my dad. It's also a great representation of our family story. .
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He was a barber nearly his whole life and he worked at and owned several shops throughout the state including the iconic Palace Barbershop on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ. My dad and brother are also Barbers, carrying the tradition on 3 generations. We never lived close to them, and he died when I was fairly young, I only have a few memories of him, so photos like this that tell me a little bit of his story are treasures.

Step 1: Create an outline
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At least that's where I'm starting in this writing a family history project! Here's what I have so far... I'd love to hear any ideas you have of fun things to add!

"Our roots are important, they teach us, shape us, and remind us that we are all connected to each other."
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I read this in a caption from a post on @imklene 's feed and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. It beautifully illustrates the beauty of connecting to the stories of our ancestors. ๐Ÿ’›

Betty (Betsy) Gardner Denham, my husbands Great-Great-Grandmother. She is the matriarch of the family for who I am helping to write a history. I love this picture of her and the opportunity I have to get to know her better through this project. ๐Ÿ’›

G I V E A W A Y ! ! **Closed**
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Friends! You may have seen my previous announcement that I have the privilege to speak at the upcoming SALT retreat on March 3 in Gilbert, AZ! I am SO excited to participate and even MORE excited that I get to give away a FREE ticket to one of YOU!! .
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ALL you have to do is follow @saltldsretreat and comment below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ . Don't forget to tag any local friends, because the only thing better than you winning is a friend winning!! (Winner will be picked randomly and announced Tuesday, February 14, 2018!)

Who else has a bunch of scanned family photos sitting around on CDs? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ
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Until I started this family history book project I hadn't even thought about the fact that neither our laptop or desktop have a disk drive. I ended going to my parent's house so I could get the images off of this CD so I can use them for the book. They're now backed up to my cloud storage. I have a few other CD's laying around with family pictures that I'll now be getting backed up soon! .
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With as fast as technology can change, we need to make sure we're updating our backups so our treasured family photos stay accessible and safe.

I have been all heart eyes over all of the AMAZING pictures I've been going through as I am organizing this book ๐Ÿ˜. This one is a particular favorite of mine because it features "Grandma Joan" and my mother-in-law (on the right holding the hem of her mom's dress).
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Joan (pronounced JoAnn) is mother-in-law's mom. She died before my husband was born, so I was never able to meet her. I think my oldest daughter (Abby) and Joan must be soul-sisters because Abby's always asking me for stories about and pictures of Grandma Joan, so whenever I find a new one it's an exciting treasure.
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(The original scan of this had a funny color cast (swipe to see the before) and I was inspired by @welshwagonwheels to touch it up in Photoshop. I might be addicted now!) Do you have any ancestors you never met but feel a special connection with?

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