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My patriarchal blessing and my "welcome to the church" letter I received from the mission president after my baptism both state that family history is an important task I need to work on. I've been really half-hearted about it. Now that we're back in the U.S. and have access to family history resources, plus my parents are in the Philippines and can actually help out, I'm trying to get into the groove. Today I downloaded the software and did a couple of initial name searches. My mom had drafted a family tree for me for a grade school project and I know where in the Philippines both my parents' families came from, and I already have some solid leads. Thankfully the Catholic Church kept such good records and they've been transferred over to the LDS Church archives. I've committed to working on this every Sunday. I should probably take a class at some point. I was a history major, I should be able to figure this out!



It was cold, overcast, and drizzly.



But everyone seemed to be in good spirits.



Unfortunately the giant moth kite stayed grounded.



One of my favorites.



A huge kite with dual hand controls.



Another favorite - the navy fighter jet.
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On March 30th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC), four_alarm commented:
One of my exes from college was into power kiting. He and his mom would make these huge kites and we'd go out into the fields and fly them. If the wind was strong enough, we'd be dragged along the ground. It was really good fun. Too bad we broke up. I missed kite flying after that.
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On March 30th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I wish we'd shelled out for a cheapie kids' kite just to join in!
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On April 5th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Good luck with the family history research. It's one of the most time consuming areas of history you could pursue, but people get a huge amount of satisfaction from it.
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On April 5th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Cheers!
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On April 6th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC), nadyezhda commented:
I was going to go and bring the babies but it was way too cold out for them. We all would have been miserable.
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On April 6th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
There were many unhappy small fry.
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On April 6th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC), nadyezhda commented:
oh--any chance the genealogy records are online? My mom's side is thoroughly researched but not my dad's... We're not LDS, though.
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On April 6th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
This is the church one:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

You don't have to be Mo to use it. I haven't used ancestry.com but that seems pretty complete too. If you need specific research guides let me know - there are pubs on different countries.
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