Month: July 2015

7 Tips for Getting Started in Family History
Genealogy 101

7 Tips for Getting Started in Genealogy

Once you have mapped our the basic structure of your family tree or you have discovered what others have created for you, then what? How do you go from what you know to what you don’t know? There are a lot of resources that can help you, but one provides you with bite-size tips daily. […]

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Personal History
Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Bold Background Color for 70s Photos

Can you go bold with retro photos? Often color schemes that work best with older photos are subdued and neutral. Neutral and subdued can often negatively impact a story you wish to share. Sometimes it is better to go bold, even on the entire page. San Antonio, Texas has a vibrant Spanish culture. These photos […]

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Family History Consultant
LDS Topics

The Balance Between Overt and Hiding My Light

Where are the Mormon Family History Bloggers? In May, James Tanner posted the question  Where are the LDS Family History Blogs? “… there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of blogs posted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There just do not seem to be a significant number of them that focus […]

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Personal History
Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Meaningful Stories

Don’t Go Home!!!! That’s what I have always wanted to say to my relatives who come to visit and had to return home. Don’t Go Home: Refreshing kit by Arizona Girl The young woman in the blue jacket is my beloved Aunt Shelley. She is younger than my mother by more than a decade. After […]

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Online Research

Don’t believe FamilySearch if …

Recently, I received an email from FamilySearch saying they created a special memorial page for my family where I could, as they say, “view your ancestors’ headstones and celebrate the lives of your loved ones.” Since William James Townsend is my Civil War ancestor that I have completed a One Name Study on, I was […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Family Tree Pages

For the past few weeks, I’ve shared information about selecting a color for a scrapbook page and creating a cover page. Today, I’m going to talk about an essential layout that you must include in your heritage scrapbooks. Family Tree Pages should be one of the first pages included in any heritage scrapbook. Why? Because […]

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