My Own Story

As one of the perks of an MGS membership, did you know that you can submit your stories to Generations to be part of the publication? After all that hard work you’ve done to bring  your family’s genealogical story to life, don’t you think it would a great thing to share with others?

In fact, we would be so honoured if you shared your stories with us, that we will even include part of your story on our website.

So, to submit your story to Generations to be used in the My Own Story column,  please email your text to  Be sure to keep it to 2500 words or less. Don’t forget to include your photos or documents that help tell that story.  As space is available, your story may be featured on the Generations page of our website and archived on this page.

My Genealogical Happy Dance

by Deb Degryse Clark

Many years ago, when researching my paternal Belgian grandfather, George, I had gotten in contact with an archivist in his hometown of Ostende. She had provided me with links to a number of sites to research. And finally, early one morning at about 3 AM, when everyone in my household was sleeping, I unexpectedly found…

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