Setting Up a Free Genealogy Tool Box with Google

I found an article that I had written in the past about Setting up a Free Genealogy Tool Box so am posting it here to share with you and hoping that it will help someone.

If you are already researching your family tree or you are just beginning to research, you need some way to organize all that good stuff you find in your research journeys. I have written a pdf book on how to set up a Free Genealogy Tool Box using Google so you can do that.

In this tool box you will be able to access everything you need in one place on the internet, whether you are at home, the library, a relatives home or any place else. Your tool box will be a home page where you can access your email, documents, spreadsheets, photos, calendar of events, all your favorite genealogy websites, maps to where you wanna go, or maps that you make up yourself of cemeteries, etc., a genealogy blog, custom search engines for your surnames, states, favorite websites, etc., and a lot more.

You will also be able to keep track of time with your own clock and see the weather at a glance for a few days in case your thinking about going cemetery hunting or something fun like that.

My pdf book gives you ideas and instruction on how to start your Personalized Free Genealogy Tool box and then you can go from there and add more or less for your needs.

Click on Cover to download the PDF Booklet "Setting Up a Free Genealogy Tool Box with Google"


Click on Cover to download the PDF Booklet


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You can also click here if the link on the cover is not working.

P.S. Oh, and by the way you can also use this strategy for scrapbooking!!!


I recieved this wonderful Award from Elsina!

When I checked my blog today I got a big surprise. Elsina from EMS Arts had sent me this wonderful Award. Visit her blog here and check all the wonderful and gorgeous things she has. Thank you Elsina for this fantastic award and for sharing all your hard work!!


Ok now, the rules for this award are that you have to pass it on to 5 other blogs who haven’t received it yet. I’m gonna try to find 5 that haven’t been hit yet and they are….Drum roll please…….

1.  Anneli from Attic Treasures!!

2. Delicious Scraps!!

3. Ashalee Wall from A&!!

4. June at Cen’s Loft!!

5. Gunhild at Gunhild & Svenning’s hjemmeside!!

The HOLY Alphabet

Photo from internet

Photo from internet

Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of ‘Camp Complaining’
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To ‘thank’ is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We’ll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Zion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!

Author Unkown

Photo from internet

Photo from internet

Tutorials at Hummie’s World

Thanks to Scrappin A Latte’, I have found some wonderful Photo Shop tutorials by Hummie’s World. You can find these tutorials at Hummie’s Forum under Hummie’s World Sample Tutorials and Subscriber Area. For a limited time you can download a free Layered Torn Text Tutorial and some more great tutorials. She’s a great teacher and it’s so much easier to learn by watching the tutorial than by reading it. There’s also a great tutorial on Hummie’s Blog that shows how to make a color swatch from your photos.

O Give Thanks Unto The Lord!

 O Give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
because his mercy endureth for ever.

bible – psalms 118:1 – king david 

Here’s a Quick Page I have done of my three children on Thanksgiving in 1992. We were having Thanksgiving dinner at my Grandma’s house. It didn’t matter how big of a house that Grandma & Grandpa Savage had it was always filled with Love and people. I remember all the smells of dinner cooking, the sound of all the voices and laughter that filled the air. I really miss those times a lot and my Grandma and Grandpa, but am thankful for all the times we had together.


I used a QP, for my photo, created by LindaJD. Linda used the “Holiday Traditions” kit at DigitalArts Cafe to make the QP. You can find Linda’s creations here.


Thomas Kincaid Painting

Thomas Kincaid Painting

I recieved this photo in an email and wanted to share it with you all because it was so beautiful and peaceful.  It also goes along with the relaxation remedies in this blog.

Is the Price of Relaxation Stressing You Out?

    By Tawra Kellam
Living On A Dime
    Do you usually find yourself stressed during the holiday season? Is trying to find inexpensive but nice gifts making you ache all over? Save your hard earned money and don’t spend it trying to pamper yourself for the holidays. Instead, use these ideas from my frugal bath and beauty guide Pretty for Pennies to ease your holiday stress.

    Before your bath:

  • Make a batch of Hot Oil Treatment and take it to the bathroom with you.
  • Lock yourself in the bathroom
  • Put on some soothing music
  • Light a candle
  • Put the Hot Oil on your hair and wrap

    For a milk bath mix:

  • 3 cups dry milk
  • 5-6 drops essential or fragrance oil
  • Mix ingredients and add ½ cup to your bath water.
  • If you don’t have dry milk try adding 2-3 tablespoons baby oil for a relaxing bath!

    Eyes looking a little rough around the edges? Try:

  • Cucumber slices or tea bags on the eyes to help reduce puffiness
  • Try it for half an hour while soaking in the tub

    To save money on manicures:

  • Don’t get them so often
  • Instead, use a nail buffer to shine nails between manicures

    An easy way to remove cuticles:

  • Rub them with oil
  • Then gently push back the cuticles

    For aching feet:

  • Make yourself an Herbal Foot Bath (or)
  • Rub a peppermint lotion (or)
  • Salve on your feet
  • Wrap a warm towel around your feet and enjoy

    Go to the local beauty school to have manicures, pedicures and facials. You can feel pampered without spending a fortune. Five bucks is a great deal for a facial!

    After Christmas sales can offer many great deals on bath and beauty products. Purchase nail care kits after Christmas at half price. You can get several polishes and tools for $2-$4. If you family loves to receive perfume, cologne or aftershave, stock up after Christmas when gift sets are on clearance. Give for Mother’s Day, Father’s day, Birthday’s, etc.

    Hot Oil Treatment

  •     2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Heat ingredients just until warm
  • Spread on wet hair, especially the ends
  • (Place only on the ends if you have oily hair)
  • Wrap a warm, wet towel around hair for 30 minutes to one hour
  • Shampoo and rinse


  • Put this on before a shower
  • Then put on a shower cap
  • Let the hot water from the shower run on your head to warm the oil
  • You may also use a blow dryer instead of the shower
  • Be careful not to make it too hot.

     Herbal Foot Bath

Use any of the following dried herbs*:

  • lavender
  • rosemary
  • sage

    Mix herbs

  • Place in a small cheesecloth**
  • Fill a bucket full with warm water for your feet
  • Add herbs
  • Soak away all the pains of the day!

Make several at a time and keep on hand after a long day.
    *A few drops of scented oil may be used instead.

**My add on, not in Tawra’s beauty guide “Pretty for Pennies: You can use a coffee filter and a rubber band in place of cheese cloth.

DAC’s Holiday Traditions!!

DigitalArts Cafe has a wonderful collaboration kit to give away for making a purchase of only $10.00. WOW!! Now that’s a deal. This kit would be a wonderful way to scrap your Heritage Holiday photos or your photos from the Holidays this year. It really is a Mega Kit and Beautiful at that. Below you can see the wonderful preview of this kit.

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

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