Ernest Hemingway in Sun Valley

Posted on July 27th, 2016
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The last home of Ernest Hemingway is located in Ketchum, Idaho, a small town in Sun Valley. The house was built in 1951 and the Hemingway’s purchased it in 1959: even though it appears to be made of wood, the home is actually cinder block. The cinder block feature particularity appealed to Hemingway, as he […]

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Children and Funerals

Posted on July 26th, 2016
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There are many theories about how children handle grief after a death, particularly the death of a very close relative. One of the key questions that emerges from these issues is: should a child be taken to the funeral of that close relative or be shielded from much of the experience. Strong arguments exist on […]

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Getting Started With Family History: Difficult Cases

Posted on May 8th, 2016
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In our last genealogy-themed blog post, we discussed how to gather information for beginning your family history journey. As we mentioned before, however, certain factors can make even these basics difficult. If your parents are no longer living or unable to be reached and other family members do not have the necessary information, check the […]

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Cremation In History: China

Posted on April 20th, 2016
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Have you heard about the Dallas Chinese Community Center’s Asian American Culture Festival this Saturday, April 23? Both Plano and Richardson, Texas have significant ethnic Chinese communities, and we are grateful for and proud of their presence in our community. If you have time this weekend, feel free to visitDFW’s China Town in Richardson for the […]

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Getting Started With Family History

Posted on April 10th, 2016
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Getting Started with your Genealogy So you want to get into your family history, right? But between the internet has so much information that you’re not sure where to begin. Here, I’ll walk you through the absolute basics for those who have an interest in their genealogy but have a difficult time finding their bearings. […]

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