Recent Articles by Amy Choate-Nielsen
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:17 pm MDT
Family members may be spread far and wide, but searching cemetery records online can bring them closer.
Published: Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:00 am MDT
After a recent rainstorm, I was surprised to see that my son and I had the very same idea.
Published: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:22 pm MDT
It turns out the Charles Mehew who was a witness in a murder trial in 1873 wasn't who I thought he was — and neither was my great-grandfather.
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:21 pm MDT
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid to publicly report statistics for sex offenses. The intention is to make college a safer place, but experts say more mu...
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:19 am MDT
While colleges across America roil with complaints of Title IX violations, mishandling of campus rape cases and unwillingness to change, Southern Oregon University is turning into a bright spot in a fraught nat...
Published: Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:25 am MDT
After doing some sleuthing on the Internet, I found an interesting story with my ancestor's name — but I learned that sometimes, even in newspapers, people are not always as they appear.
Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:26 am MDT
Family history research is all about the stories that bind us together. Here is one from my life.
Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:29 pm MDT
A.J. Jacobs said we treat family with more kindness than we do strangers — but I think I've had it backward.
Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:38 am MST
We called it "tinkle" and "big business" in my family, but my husband called it "No. 1" and "No. 2." In our own family now, our language is a work in progress. It's weird, but sometimes choosing a family dialec...
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:01 pm MST
As a newbie to family history research, I felt a little intimidated attending the world's largest genealogical conference. But Laura Bush put me at ease.