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RootsTech Angel
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RootsTech2019

Flying Home from RootsTech and Meeting an Angel

With five children who need us home, we usually leave conferences before they’re over. We headed over to the Salt Lake City airport while the last RootsTech 2019 session was underway. Our trials flying home were just beginning We had mastered the UTA Trax by now and piled the suitcases on my lap to simplify […]

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Setting Goals
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Find A Better Way to Resolve

New Year’s Resolutions are worthless. You’re not going to remember any of them a week now, a month from, or even next year. Why do we both setting worthless ‘goals’? I’m convinced it’s because we’re not spending the time: Reminiscing Reviewing Revisiting We rush through December at breakneck speed and then January slams into us like […]

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FHforChildren
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Why I Share Family History with My Children

Growing up far from family, I often feared what would happen to me if my parents or only brother died. I would feel like an emotional orphan even if I returned to Columbus, Ohio to live with my Grannie. My mother did a great job of telling me a few things about my Papa, her […]

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RootsTech2017

Pleasantly Suprised by Property Brothers RootsTech Keynote

When an audience member is unfamiliar with a keynote speaker and cannot the connection between a conference topic and said speaker’s background, a giant hurdle blocks the communication process. The question was, could Jonathan and Drew Scott, HGTVs “Property Brothers” establish the connection between real estate and genealogy? The keynotes from RootsTech 2016 did not […]

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Inspiration

What is Your Recurring Lesson in Genealogy?

Many of us will have a recurring lesson that we learn while doing genealogy. Some of us find our lessons deal with the importance of organization. Some of us learn to cite our sources (or rather, we learn we should be citing our sources). What is the recurring lesson I have to keep learning? I’m […]

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Do you have the patience for genealogy?

Have you ever been around a three-year-old who is anxious to have something put together but is having trouble waiting for that thing to be assembled? Not too many years ago, my daughter waited impatiently for her daddy to put together a tricycle. She helped him get the parts out of the box. She attempted […]

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Inspiration

Late Night #GenealogyHappyDance

This video was inspired by a wonderful helper at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. I said if she made a certain discovery, I would video a genealogy happy dance. She found the discovery and told me to get the video camera ready! My son was a great sport in recording this video and my […]

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Appearances
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Keep the Fire Burning

You may have attended a Family History Discovery Day. You may have visited the Family History Discovery Center in Salt Lake City. You may have gone to your first family history conference or genealogical society meeting. You may have heard a presentation at a social club or watched Who Do You Think You Are? or […]

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Inspiration

Families Matter No Matter You Bubble

Devon Noel Lee attempting a selfie at a homeschooling conference This summer I had attended a homeschooling conference. Despite the focus of the conference, I walked away inspired not only as a homeschooling mother but as a family historian as well. How is that possible? At the home school conference, there were a variety of […]

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From the Readers: Keeping Watch Over Me

One of my readers sent a lovely story about the discovery of a photo that is now on the piano in her living room. Growing up, I always knew that my family didn’t know much about our family history.  My paternal grandfather died in his mid-30s, so he didn’t have a chance to pass on […]

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