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Amy Johnson Crow tips for donating your genealogy research
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5 Tips for Donating Your Genealogy

What do we do with stuff that we need to downsize but can no longer (or don’t want to) take care of? Amy Johnson Crow shared five fantastic tips on donating your genealogy to archives and libraries. Amy says, what we do with our stuff is the, “$64,000 question.” 1. We have to ORGANIZE! (Yikes) […]

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Planning for Your Genealogy Retirement
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Planning for Genealogy Retirement

It seems hard to believe, but not everyone will be able to do genealogy until they take their last breath. It’s important that we start planning for our genealogy retirement and ask ourselves, what are we going to do with our research when we’re done or no longer able to be involved? The hardest part […]

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Give Your Photos, Stories

Let’s be brutal. Photos without stories are worthless. They are no better than the photos in picture frames you buy off the shelve with people you’ve never met and they probably didn’t know before the photo shoot. Here are six tips to save the value of your photos by recording the story the photographer captured. […]

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Introducing 5 On-Demand Genealogy Lectures from FHF!

    Following the success of Andy’s DNA After the Test eWorkshop, we’re pleased to release five on-demand lectures from Family History Fanatics. Follow the links (that are the webinar titles) to the Vimeo Store. 1.  Blogging Your Family History Blogs are a great way to share your family legends and discoveries with your extended family. […]

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The Most Important Thing To Do In Genealogy This Year

Why is it that we overlook or ignore easy tasks? Is it because those easy tasks are too readily forgotten, despite how important they are? It’s easy to scan through your email inbox and quickly delete the unwanted material. Right? It seems simple enough and is a time-saving decluttering tip repeatedly shared in social media. […]

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Spare 15-minutes to Digitize Your Family Treasures

What enables easy sharing of your genealogical research, ensures backup of your discoveries, prepares for an emergency, and simplifies inheritance?  If you guessed digitization, give yourself a pat on the back. In 2008, a massive flood that drowned parts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa impacted my friend. Before the waters submerged her neighborhood, she had time […]

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Are You Overwhelmed Digitizing Your Family History?

Do you have trunks in attics full of document papers videos and audio cassette that you haven’t preserved into ditto format yet? Then now is the time to get the job done! But what if you don’t know how to do the digitization or the thought of a DIY project sends you screaming and headed […]

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Use These 3 Memory Triggers When Interviewing Your Family Members to Capture Better Family Stories
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3 Memory Trigger Exercises for Your Next Interview

Preparing to interview a family member can be super exciting. But for many interviewers, they are uncertain what they want to ask the interviewee. Meanwhile, many interviewees are nervous about what you’re going to ask them and whether they are going to remember. Here are three ways you can put your interview we at ease […]

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9 Ways I Preserve Family History for My Descendants

Family History is meaningful when we preserve the perishable and share our stories. There will always be time to find a new relative to add to the tree (and often it takes considerable effort to do so), but saving and preserving our family history is my top priority. Here are 9 tasks that I do […]

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Organize and Label Your Photo Collection

What is the number one task to do in genealogy? It’s not tracing your family tree back to Adam & Eve. It’s not proving your lineage to a Revolutionary War ancestor. It involves your photos and whether they’ll be tossed into the trash. In 2012, my mother passed away. She lived in Texas and I […]

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