Month: March 2018

RootsTech2018

Meeting Our FAN-atics – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 4)

Hands down, the coolest part of Roots Tech was meeting our fans. Having a booth at the Expo Hall gave our fans the opportunity to know where to find us. Unfortunately, on occasion, I was off socializing with other vendors or influencers when a fan stopped by. It’s difficult to wear the many hats requisite […]

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RootsTech2018

Product Decisions – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 3)

With a booth selected, foot traffic generation plans in place, and the decision to take the young fanatic made, Andy and I needed to focus on make decisions about the books we planned to sell. The Decision to Write Books After attending regional conferences, workshops, and genealogy societies, Andy and I learned that our books […]

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RootsTech2018

Foot Traffic Generating Plans – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 2)

As stated in the previous post, we had a booth at RootsTech in what we nicknamed “Newbie Land,” and needed to attract attention so we could have a successful show. What were those plans? Did you notice any of them prior to RootsTech? GBA.BUZZ In the summer of 2017, I learned that I could join […]

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RootsTech2018

First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 1)

It’s been a month since we flew out to Salt Lake City in the capacity of speakers and exhibitors. Devon was an Ambassador and had completed a month-long series of posts so that you could plan your class schedule long before you put boots on the ground.  The mega-conference had many highs and lows for […]

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Personal History
Writing Family History
YouTube

What Where You Thinking Back Then – Memoir Writing Tips

  What is the difference between a memoir and a textbook retelling of history? The most significant difference is that memoirs dive deeper into the thought process of the storyteller. When you write your autobiography, include your past thoughts to help your readers understand the decisions you made. It makes for a more powerful story […]

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YouTube

Thank YOU for helping reach 4,000 YouTube Subscribers

I feel like screaming! I’m definitely doing a happy dance. We just reached huge milestones on our YouTube Channel and it’s thanks to you giving us likes, comments, views, and social media shares! So, grab a milkshake or a smoothie and raise your glass to yourself. You make the Family History Fanatics  YouTube Channel what […]

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eConference

Learn How to Explore Catholic Church Records for Genealogy

For many localities, civil registrations of birth, marriage, and death are a modern convention with records beginning around in the early 1800s, if you are lucky. However, many church record collections of baptism, marriage, and funeral rites trace ancestors back many centuries. The Catholic Church began keeping these records at different time periods, but in […]

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DNA
Genealogy 201

Our Surname Tables for DNA Research

Researching your family tree using DNA can be complicated when you haven’t created a surname table as a cheat sheet for referencing your data. Andy talks about these regularly in beginner DNA classes but I hadn’t created one until today! And you’re about to see my jealousy rear its beastly head. Before we begin, take […]

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eConference

Can Loose Records Reveal Your Family History?

Are you looking for records that can add meat to the bones of your genealogical research? Are you only searching online for sources that can expand your ancestor’s story and timeline? Well, if you are, you’re missing out on a hidden gem in an archive near you. Melissa Barker is an archivist with a genealogist’s […]

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eConference

What can you find in Post Office Records?

Birth, marriage, and death records, oh my! After you scour the vital records, you moved on to the census records. Then what? Well, Diane L Richards has three quiz-type questions to ask yourself about the Post Office. Did you know that the 1800s post offices managed newspaper and magazine subscriptions? Did you know that individuals […]

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