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How do I get my kids interested in genealogy?

Do you ever wish your kids were more interested in family history? Do you think, they’ll probably enjoy learning about some of the intriguing and fascinating ancestors more than ‘boring farmer’? Do your children not show an active interest in genealogy? I feel strongly that: Think of the music that your parents shared with you […]

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If your family history is all done, then become a genealogy volunteer!

Family history is a vast subject that includes digitizing photos, documents, and possessions. It includes writing stories and making videos. It also involves finding new family members. Despite the plethora of tasks someone can do to capture, preserve, climb their family tree, folks will say, “My genealogy is all done.” If that is the case, then please […]

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Improving Temple Ordinance Accuracy at RootsTech

For 13 years, I had a problem. A colossal problem. A rookie genealogist problem that messed up my family tree and my service in a Latter-Day Saint Temple. At RootsTech, a new booth helped me improve the temple ordinance accuracy for my relative. I am a FamilySearch.org Fan Girl. I seriously need a shirt that states […]

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What is Family History? (Video)

Budding genealogists and those discovering family history for the first time either have false concepts of this super cool hobby or don’t know where to begin. In this new video on the Family History Fanatics YouTube Chanel, I answer the question, “What is Family History?”   The Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel will serve up […]

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Genealogy 201
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Find My Grandbabies

This year, the world was invited to The Global Family Reunion and celebrities posed with a New York Times writer with white paper signs that said, “I’m a Cousin.” Regardless of how anyone feels about this grand fiesta, an underlying current was there. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a fairly new […]

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Find Me a Name

One fine day, you are happily working at a quaint family history library. Word has spread that you willingly help others when they timidly begin their search for ancestors. A middle-aged man confidently approaches you and catches your eye. Today, your presence in the library is to serve so you ask, “How may I help?” […]

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Genealogy 101
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How do I research someone I know little about?

After working with a variety of beginners, I have encountered several questions. The most common question begins this way… “I want to learn more about my great-grandmother, but I don’t know much about her. How do I begin?” Today I will walk you through the beginning steps I take to discover someone’s family history. Then I […]

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Measuring FamilyHistory: Participation Versus Output

Many organizations in the genealogy world want to engage more participation in the work for altruistic or financial reasons. There is nothing wrong with wanting to increase the number of people involved in family history. For many years, I have sought to inspire more participation regardless of how it personally benefits me. I know family […]

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What would you say to someone who says the work has all been done?

Family Tree Scrapbook page. Last night, I was granted access to someone’s tree prior to our meeting to discuss where she could start. I have often said that if you think you’re tree is all done, think again. Last night, I bumped into a tree that for a beginner’s perspective has been all done. The […]

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The Balance Between Overt and Hiding My Light

Where are the Mormon Family History Bloggers? In May, James Tanner posted the question  Where are the LDS Family History Blogs? “… there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of blogs posted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There just do not seem to be a significant number of them that focus […]

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