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Moving, Messes & Merry Christmas

While Y’all are celebrating the holidays and ringing in the New Year, I’m going to moving a large portion of Family History Fanatics, “The Blog” from Blogger to WordPress. For many of you, there should be no issues in keeping up with us after the transition is complete. For others, you might have to update your […]

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Travel Tips Discovered While Attending Genealogy Conferences

It’s Family History Month in the United States, and we are reflecting on our travels to genealogy conferences, to in particular – Southern California and Family Roots Conferences. Let me share some of the highs and lows of traveling, so when you prepare for your next conference later this year or next, you’ll find ways […]

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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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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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Best of Family History Fanatics Blog Posts 2017

  While we’re on holiday break from homeschool and the like, Andy, Caleb, and Devon Noel Lee are look back so they can move forward by examining the most popular blogs and videos that we posted in 2017 so we can plan ahead for 2018. Take a look at the posts on this blog. #10 […]

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Full Immersion Tar Heel Research Experience

Save these date on your calendars for an immersive research experience in North Carolina in Raliegh at the state archive with guided research experiences. You will delve deeper into the collections at the North Carolina State Archives and Government & Heritage Library with the assistance of Diane Richard and Victoria Young and the staff at the archives and […]

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Finally Accessing the Original German Lutheran Records

For decades, I’ve had a record access roadblock. My Zumstein relatives were from Obermiesau, Bavaria as the children were born in this area after 1816 when the Kingdom of Bavaria was established in this area. Family paper group sheets had recorded the descendants of Paul Zumstein and Phoebe Moulter’s birth and christening dates before they migrated […]

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Meet Devon Noel Lee on NextGen Live!

Howdy readers. I wanted to invite you to watch me on YouTube Live as Eric Wells from The NextGen Genealogy Networks interviews me. We’ll discuss how I became involved in genealogy, my genealogy specialty, and my favorite books. Eric promises to wear something shiny along with me, so be sure to find out what that […]

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Have you Analyzed the Time vs Benefit of the New Genea-Tech

My husband and I were talking about a recent webinar which discussed a variety of technology choices someone uses to get their genealogy job done. The presenter shared numerous new genealogy tech tools that blow them away. While listening to all the ‘options,’ I kept thinking about how many recommendations overcomplicate simple tasks.  For instance, […]

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