Recent Articles by Amy Choate-Nielsen
Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:13 pm MDT
Reading my grandmother's old documents is baffling — unless I can find a little insight. After all, I think the hardest thing to preserve in family history is context. Without context, all the words in th...
Published: Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:15 pm MDT
One short moment changed my perspective on my most famous childhood memory.
Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:07 am 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.