Author Archives: Mike Dowdle

StoryCorps

StoryCorps is a non-profit with a bold mission to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.  StoryCorps is capturing the inspiring stories from everyday Americans and preserving them at the Library of Congress for … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Memorial Day

Longtime journalist Susan Soper has written a beautiful Memorial Day post about Ryan Means:  Southern People: Rockin’ in the Free World. I was very fortunate to call Ryan my friend and the intensity in which he lived his life was … Continue reading

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Birth of a Start-up (part 2)

(second of a two-part post). In early 2009, in the midst of several consulting projects, I started the initial research into this idea of a web site that preserves family history.  I spent four months thinking through the idea: sketching … Continue reading

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The Best of Times in Genealogy?

At the RootsTech Conference in early February, Curt Witcher who is the manager of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne Indiana proclaimed, “These are the best of times in genealogy!”  His passionate keynote address touched … Continue reading

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Birth of a Start-Up

GenerationStation is a gift from my father. On the morning of April 26, 2004, as I silently sat with my entire family in the long wooden pews of our parish church for my father’s funeral, some thoughts came to my … Continue reading

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