Hi Everyone,

Summer continues to sizzle and staying indoors is challenging.  These are the times when we need to take the lemons of life and turn them into mouth-watering lemonade.  While you’re sipping some of that bitter-sweet goodness, try your hand at some of the following family history activities!
  • Reach Out to DNA Matches – Try contacting recently added DNA matches or those more distant matches you have not yet prioritized–you may just stumble across something vital that will help you make a connection.
  • Learn About an Ancestor’s Occupation – Learn about an occupation of one (or more) of your ancestors, and search for records that might provide additional information.  Collections from local and state libraries, archives, and societies may include specific information about your ancestor’s place of employment and the industry he/she worked.  Albrecht Huber’s article for the FamilySearch blog provides some helpful ideas to get started.  The link is as follows:https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/occupations-research/


Just in case you need a tasty lemonade recipe, here’s our favorite:
1 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups water
(For strawberry lemonade, add 1 cup mashed strawberries)
Mix all ingredients together, add ice (optional) and enjoy!



President Russell M. Nelson stated:X
“When our hearts turn to our ancestors, 
something changes inside us.
We feel part of something greater than ourselves.”

Please pass on this idea to the members of your ward/branch to help them find links in their past that will connect them with their loved ones who have gone before.
Many thanks for all you do!
Bill and Mary Buckley
Riverside Stake Family History Leaders