Year: 2017

DNA
Fun with Family History
Genetic Genealogy
News
YouTube

Top Ten Videos from Family History Fanatics

In 2017, I expanded the Family History Fanatics crew from just Devon Noel Lee to include Caleb and Andy. Andy’s DNA videos, as you will see, have dominated our channel in terms of popularity and in community engagement. We grew from 60 channel subscribers at RootsTech 2017 to having 2,000 by the end of the […]

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News

Best of Family History Fanatics Blog Posts 2017

  While we’re on holiday break from homeschool and the like, Andy, Caleb, and Devon Noel Lee are look back so they can move forward by examining the most popular blogs and videos that we posted in 2017 so we can plan ahead for 2018. Take a look at the posts on this blog. #10 […]

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Fun with Family History
YouTube

3 Videos to Make You Laugh This Christmas

Have a deligthful Christmas as enjoy a few funny YouTube Videos that the Family History Fanatics enjoy watching for extra laughs!   We have a gift for you! A discount on our Jan. 19, 2018 eConference. Register today for the price of $19.99. For more details, visit Finding Family Stories and Passing Them On registration […]

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Writing Family History

Best Reason to Share a Proof Copy of Your Family History

Have you written a family history? Are you hesitant to print it for fear there are mistakes from the grammatical to the historically accurate? Why not publish a proof copy and share with a few family members? You’ll soon learn the best reason to share a proof copy, is feedback. My goal in 2017 was […]

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News

Full Immersion Tar Heel Research Experience

Save these date on your calendars for an immersive research experience in North Carolina in Raliegh at the state archive with guided research experiences. You will delve deeper into the collections at the North Carolina State Archives and Government & Heritage Library with the assistance of Diane Richard and Victoria Young and the staff at the archives and […]

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YouTube

Guest Contributors Wanted for YouTube Genealogy Channel

Video is a great format to communicate knowledge and share tips and strategies. Last year, Devon began sharing videos on YouTube as an experiment. Since then, we’ve fallen in love with the platform and the people we are able to reach and teach. The Family History Fanatics publishes videos every Tuesday and Thursday and the […]

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Writing Family History

5 Cool Sites For Spicing Up Your Family History

Stop writing a boring family history. Stop. Stop it right now! There is no need to have a dry, dull family history when these five website can help you imagine the time and place where your ancestor lived. These resources are primarily for the United States ancestor, but if you have some fantastic international resources, […]

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Writing Family History
YouTube

Ignore Your Audience When Writing Your Family History First Draft

Numerous writing tips videos tell you to write for a particular audience. When you’re writing a fictional book or blog post or a non-fiction how-to book, knowing who your audience helps you tailor your language to them. However, in the first step of writing a memoir or a family history narrative, it’s the worst advice. […]

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Blog Party
FHforChildren
Writing Family History
YouTube

A Recipe Saved From the Grave #FHForChildren Blog Link-Up

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and traditions abound, but for a gal without family traditions regarding Turkey, what foods bring me closer to the past? That’s the question I ask myself as I think about the Family History for Children Blog Link-Up for November: Family Recipes The questions prompt: “How do family recipes bring your family […]

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Busy Lives
Genealogy 201

15-Minute Genealogy Tasks for the Busy Seasons

It’s that time of year when people are B–U-S-Y. It’s also the time of year when you’re trying to make good on old resolutions or plan for new ones. Below I’m sharing a list of tasks you can do in 15 minutes or less that will have you finding time for genealogy during your hectic […]

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10 Online Resources eGuide