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Family History Should Be Fun
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Family History Isn’t Fun, Or You’re Doing It Wrong

Why on earth would people do family history if it wasn’t fun? For years I have fought with folks who take the fun out of genealogy. Finally, I want to push back online. If family history isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. Family History is a huge tent of activities that work together to support […]

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Unboxing the Past
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Unboxing the Past

On 18 May 2018, I opened a box that I received from my father’s cousin. This box had resided in her mother’s home for nearly 20 years and too many years in her own garage. Garage! Yikes. Why would the photos be in the garage of my dad’s aunt and cousin when he was an […]

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Is genealogy only for old people? A 2018 Assessment

  Have you ever heard that genealogy is for old people? Let’s see if that is true! For most of my life, I have heard that genealogy is for old people. There has to be some truth to this. After all, the majority of people at conferences and genealogical societies are north of 50, usually […]

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Is Finland Part of Scandinavia? – A Genealogical Controversy

  You never know what kind of controversy you can dig up with an offhanded comment. So today, we’re going to tackle one that I made while filming a video about DNA and Ethnicity. If you’ve attended my workshops or watched my DNA videos on YouTube, you’ve heard me say “DNA doesn’t lie, but it doesn’t […]

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Generations Cafe – Is it Worth A Listen?

With15 percent of Americans listening to podcasts on a weekly basis for entertainment and enlightenment, this platform is attracting the attention of entrepreneurial individuals and groups to start creating new podcast channels. A number of new channels are genealogy focus. With two powerhouse podcasts available for genealogy and a few second tear channels, is it […]

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What is Your Genealogy Super Power?

It’s Family History Month and we should take a moment to celebrate our Genealogy Super Powers I’m curious. Which of the following skills do you most identify with? All of these skills help you be a fantastic genealogist, but sometimes we have more natural tendencies that impact our research style. This post is meant for […]

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Happy Mother’s Day Lura Long

When I think of mothers on my family tree, Lura Smith tops the list of those I look forward to meeting in the afterlife. She is the adopted mother of my Grannie, Louise Eleanor Long.  Grannie adored Lura. Lura was married to Harry Howard Long (1883-1937). The couple married in Columbus, Ohio on Jun 19, 1907. […]

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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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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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Friday Funny: Zolas Lessons in Avoid Scams

Apparently, scams and con artists are nothing new but Emile Zola, the French novelist, playwright, journalist,  a major figure in the political liberalization of France, and a Nobel Prize in Literature nominee teaches us how to handle such situations. The agent of the forthcoming county history called upon Zola, the novelist.      “Of course,” he said, […]

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