Author: Darla Kinney Scoles

Gather ‘round and gab

Recently, I heard about a uniquely wonderful way to celebrate a couple’s 50th anniversary – via the viewpoints of their offspring. With families set to gather over the next week or so, I thought...

Genealogy and gifting

Those who have a passion for the family tree often begin the year with the goal of completing some big family history project to give their kin at the holidays. Just as often, however,...

Late-season rains save soybean crop

Hamilton County Farmer Rand Woodward, featured in a May 2012 Current cover story, is back in the tractor seat again – harvesting his crops – following the worst drought year in decades.  He’s not...

Happy Family History Month

October is Family History month, and the Web site Findmypast.com is celebrating with some great information to help others find themselves by finding their ancestors. “Every person on the planet has a vastly complex...

“Share a Memory” challenge

With the competitive spirit fueled by the recent Olympic Games still fresh in our minds, a family history contest seems to me the perfect end-of-summer endeavor. Enter, Dear Myrtle’s 2012 “Share a Memory” Contest!...

Create a family health portrait

Guess what? The U.S. Surgeon General cares about your family history! “Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases – heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and rare diseases like hemophilia,...