Author: Family History Fanatics

Andy, Devon Noel, and Caleb Lee are the Family History Fanatics who have been excited about genealogy for over 40 years, collectively. We have a top rated YouTube channel in the genealogy niche and continue to grow every day. Andy and Devon travel to conferences to teach in person, join webinars that others put on, and host and promote their own virtual genealogy conferences. We also have published seven books on genealogy, DNA, and memory keeping. In short, we're everywhere you want to learn, Blog, Video, Print, and Conferences! Support us by visiting FamilyHistoryFanatics.com to learn more.
RootsTech 2019 Film Fest Review
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RootsTech Film Fest Feedback

The idea of a film fest to generate positive videos about family history and the power to connect will remain a grand idea that RootsTech launched in 2019. Unfortunately, the execution fell a little flat and missed opportunities on YouTube to have a more viral presence. If RootsTech hosts another Film Fest, the organizers should […]

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RootsTech 2019 Review
Editorial
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RootsTech 2019 Report Card

With RootsTech 2019 a thing of the past, do you wonder how the conference fared? Especially since 2018 was not a good year for the event. Wearing the hats of Ambassador, Speaker, and attendee, I share this RootsTech Review in a report card style. Let’s start off with the hurdles that RootsTech faced: 2018 2019 […]

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Develop a Quality Research Question
Genealogy 101

Developing a Quality Research Question

How can you go to a specific place if you have not determined the destination you’re headed toward? In genealogy, your research should be headed somewhere if wish to conduct quality research. The destinations you head toward always begin with a research question. The fundamental step in quality genealogical research is to develop a research […]

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RootsTech 2019 Keynote Predicitions
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What will the Keynotes Say? #RootsTech 2019

By Caleb Lee RootsTech 2019 is a short time away and it will be packed with classes for those at home and in Salt Lake City. Let’s have a little fun and try to predict what the keynote speakers will talk about. What will Steve Rockwood say? Steve Rockwood is the CEO of FamilySearch and has been […]

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A Journey to Belonging - RootsTech Film Fest
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A Journey to Belonging – RootsTech Film Fest Entry

With the theme of “Connect. Belong.,” Devon Noel Lee created a touching entry from the 2019 RootsTech Film Fest and made the semifinal round. To advance to the final round and potentially win a trip to her ancestor’s homeland, she needs your support. There are three categories: Youth, Amateur and Professional. There are 7 youth […]

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Does a Genealogy Record Exist?
Genealogy 101
Online Research
YouTube

Does a record exist for your ancestor?

Perhaps you want to find a document that mentions the birth, marriage, or death your great-grandmother. How are you going to go about this? As a beginning genealogist, you may think that vital records were always available because they are so commonplace today. However, birth, marriage, and death records are a modern invention Depending on […]

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Genealogy Blog Party Overhaul Blog
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Overhauling the FHF Blog

Go big or go home. Or is it go crazy? Whichever it is, I had the crazy idea of overhauling the Family History Fanatics Blog. The timing coincides with the Genealogy Blog Party January Theme of Tuning Up our blogs. We migrated Family History Fanatics from the Blogger platform to WordPress and selected a self-hosted […]

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How to Take a DNA test
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How to Take a DNA Test, and Are They Scams?

Have you wanted to take a DNA test? Are you worried the tests are a scam? If the same person tests at with the same company and two different times with two different names, will their results be the same? I love the comments and the questions we receive on our YouTube channel, through social […]

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