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Open House Begins for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple


The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, August 22, and the temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, August 23.

The cultural celebration, featuring music and dance by the youth of the Church, will be held at the Michael Carroll Track & Field Stadium on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Attendance at the cultural celebration is by invitation only, but media are invited to attend.

Dedicatory services will be broadcast at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EDT to meetinghouses in the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings on August 23 will be cancelled so that Latter-day Saints can participate in the sessions.

The temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson in October 2010, and ground was broken to begin construction September 29, 2012.

The temple will serve approximately 30,000 Mormons in Indianapolis, South Bend, Lafayette, Muncie Fort Wayne, Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois.

The temple is located in the city of Carmel, Indiana, on the southwest corner of the intersection of W116th and Spring Mill Road.

Latter-day Saint temples differ from the meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside the temple, members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to serve God and their fellow man.









OneNote Research Plan and Timeline

Thank YOU, I need help keeping organized!

Little Tidbits of Genealogy

On my last blog post I said I would post a screenshot of the research plan and timeline that I am using.

Timeline OneNoteFirst, let me say I cannot take credit for the outlines of these. I did a ton of research on timelines and based mine around Ancestry Anne’s livestream presentation. She does a fantastic job of explaining how they work. I would recommend you watch this to get a better explanation of Timelines. I also add ideas that come to me while entering information from the death certificate.

When creating the research plan I will refer to this page as well. This saved me from switching back and forth between the research page and the timeline. As ideas come to me I make a note here on the timeline. Then later when making a research plan I refer to this page of collective thoughts and ideas.

Research PlanNow for…

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When He Was Young

Great site!!

telling family tales

My nephew had to do a school report recently and decided to do his presentation on his grandpa. His main source of information ended up being a book I did in 2006 about my dad’s childhood. This was the first history type book that I did which with a non-traditional look. No white pages with lots of text and a few photos. I enlisted the help of my niece Kimberli to do some illustrations. She was just starting her artistic training and she tried to do a different style than she was really comfortable so the quality of the drawings is inconsistent but the illustrations still add to the book. It was a learning experience for both of us.

One of my main goals with this project was to make it a more approachable history to read for all ages. And I think that it was at least partly successful…

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A Confession..

I also love to see and/or have the original photos of our ancestors. So glad for you.

A Stitch in Time

Today my steadfast readers I feel I must make a confession. I love genealogy with what is bordering on rabid passion but as some other bloggers know I truly love an original document, specially the photographs. As someone who loves history like I do names, dates and locations are brilliant especially with someone like my second cousin in the family who has a knack for explaining all the bare bones in the most amazing detail. However I love original photos more than anything, I’m not picky about how old they are but I do love the older ones.

Long story short I received an email from my cousin who informed me that I am soon to receive professional copies of the old many times copied photographs of my ancestors I posted a few months ago, only this time they are copies made from the originals! Which makes me one extremely…

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This poem was written by my Dad, been thinking about him. His birthday’s coming up, March 17th – yep St. Patrick’s Day, and he used to enjoy that. He’d get into the Irish spirit of the day. I love him and miss him.

The background picture of a painting my mom did, she was a very talented artist.

Welcome to my smorgasbord of Hobbies & Interests, lol.

There is just so much in life to do, I LOVE IT!!

How could anyone ever get bored? I’m not great at managing my time, but each day I do my best. My daily challenge is living with Multiple Sclerosis. But I’m very fortunate not to be in a wheelchair all the time….. only sometimes. 

 Lately I’ve become very interested in Family History, and there is sooo much to do with that. There’s the research, gathering your own family records, learning of their histories is exciting. And then there’s the   pictures that are pretty cool to see. Pictures of the grand parents, great grand parents, and so forth can bring a sense of belonging. 

It’s hard not to explore History while I’m doing Family History. It all goes together, as it should of course, and it’s fun to discover or rediscover.

From my own history, my life experiences, I’ve found quite a few events to write about.  I write short stories and poems. I’ve finished more poems than stories, but I’m workin on them. I like to keep to the cute and funny side of things. 

I’ve always enjoyed crafts – I don’t knit or crochet anymore, so I’ve become interested in scrap-booking. I actually haven’t done too much with this yet, but hope to some day soon, I have lose pictures that can’t be found very easy, I plan on  putting them together with different themes. 

 Baking is a very comforting to me, the scents of cinnamon & nutmeg filling the air are warm and wonderful. Homemade fudge,apple pie and so much more make the kitchen “the” place to be, and the home easily inviting to friends & family. But let’s not forget the healthy foods – the harvest time of canning all those good home grown apples, peaches, tomatoes, ect.  Also drying some to store a different way, and even freezing some. Healthy foods are very important to me, my body can certainly tell the difference. I feel very blessed to be in an area where I’m able to have fresh produce from the backyard – mostly from my neighbor who graciously shares their overabundance.

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