Recent Articles by Amy Choate-Nielsen
Published: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:20 pm MDT
I've never liked saying goodbye. But a recent experience taught me that saying goodbye is better than the alternative — and life can still be grand.
Published: Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:12 pm MDT
I've always been inquisitive — so I'm putting my propensity to question everything to good use. Here are some ideas of questions you can ask yourself, your parents and your grandparents to begin recording...
Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 10:54 pm MDT
My dad mailed me a stack of ribbons I won at an elementary school event I don't remember — but they still mean something special to me.
Published: Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:15 am MDT
I didn't get the answers I wanted from my DNA test, but it was still fascinating to see how I am connected to my ancestors through time and distance.
Published: Thursday, March 3, 2016 5:22 pm MST
Sometimes I think back to how my grandparents did things, and I'm pretty sure I don't quite measure up. Then I hear an honest story about how my Grandma Fleeta handled a challenging situation, and everything ch...
Published: Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:47 am MST
As I attended RootsTech this year and met with Kendall Hulet, senior vice president of product management at Ancestry.com, I realized genealogy isn't just about microfiche. It's about finding, preserving and te...
Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:42 am MST
Seeing my dad's old collection of stamps reminded me how valuable heirlooms can be.
Published: Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:46 am MST
I realized how my parents must feel as they encounter new technology and see their children integrate it into their lives. And when I realized the 1960s weren't that long ago, I felt really old.
Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 10:01 pm MST
New Year's Eve celebrations aren't always a party — but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 1:18 am MST
Christmas in the Choate household was pretty typical. Stockings, advent calendars and presents were all there — but one big, particularly fat and jolly, red-suited elf was not.