“The cobbler’s children often go barefoot,” an old saying applies to genealogy. Connie Lenzen is a professional genealogist in Portland, Oregon, who doesn’t have as much time to do her own family research as she would like.

For Christmas, 2016, granddaughter Taylor gave her grandmother a “Tell me your stories” booklet. ¬†Instead of using the booklet, this blog will tell the family stories. After all, today’s readers use their computers and phones.