Family History Research

Family history research is history brought to life.  There is something quite satisfying about placing an ancestor in an historical context; to place them at a particular time at a particular location when X was happening.

And a single, old photograph can tell a thousand tales. Each time I examine one, it is as if I’m looking at it for the first time: It speaks to me in different ways at different hours. Sometimes the tales told from one examination to the next can cause a bit of cognitive dissonance.  I am always left wondering.

Family history is a hobby that lets me wear many hats: one day I am researcher, on another day I am detective, on yet another I am creative writer. Then, there is the day that I wear the editor’s hat, and on another I am publisher.


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Awarded the ‘Donna Barkan Jensen Writing About Families Undergraduate Scholarship‘ from the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. So appreciative and thankful!

Project Title: Thomas Standridge Music




Project Elements:

  1. Website [Visit]
  2. Album covers
  3. Music publishing logo
  4. CD package
  5. Press release
  6. One sheet
  7. Full size and quarter magazine ads