Month: September 2015

Busy Lives
Scrapbooking
Sharing

Mailbag: Get Caught Up With a Photobook Site?

One of my Power Scrapbooking – Get Caught Up, No Matter Your Scrapbooking Style readers knows how much I love creating my own pages using digital scrapbooking supplies and the program Photoshop Elements. However, she has a room full of photo boxes, a change in her family dynamics, and wants to get caught up. So […]

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Genealogy 201

5 Great Tips About Facing Brick Walls

I have a number of Brick Wall ancestors. Patiently I try to crack, write on, go around, or bust through the walls. I’d love to share some amazing success stories but alas, there is nothing to report just yet. However, I hope you’ll remember these great tips from my friend at Genealogy Tip of the […]

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Scrapbooking

5 Layouts That Downplay Poorly Cut Original Photos

In my post, “Need Help Fixing Poorly Cut Photos” I openly discussed my abuse of photos with a common cutting tool known as scissors! (Eeekk!!!) Through my heritage scrapbooking post series, I have shared my experimental methods to downplay the poorly cut photos. Here’s a sampling of strategies: 1. Create the Allusion of a Regular Shape […]

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Busy Lives
Genealogy 101

5 Ways I Find Time For Family History

How do I find time for family history while homeschooling these kiddos? If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. How do you do it? How do you homeschool? Well, the answer is a topic for another day and possibly another forum. This initial puzzled analytical investigation of my daily life is regularly followed […]

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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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Writing Family History

Mailbag: Reader Does Start Her Narrative Project

Previously, I shared tips on how to turn your names, dates, and places into a story. Then I followed up the tips with the question “Did You Start?” my Facebook fan Sandra Smith answered that question with a yes!   Here is my first attempt, I am not a writer so grammar and all that is probably […]

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Scrapbooking

That 70’s Scrapbook

That 70’s Show attempted to portray the lives of teenagers to a semi-modern audience. My early years occurred during the time period noted for butterfly colors, bell bottoms pants, bright and loud patterns, and disco but without the Ashton Kutcher. The photos from that era do not reflect the trends. Many photos have a reddish-orange […]

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Online Research

How do I attach the sources I found to the Family Search Tree?

Once you find a cool record that relates to your relative, you will loose track of it in a heart beat if you do not save the discovery somewhere. Gone are the days of making photo copies of records and stuffing them in a binder (or at least, they should be). Instead, link your discoveries […]

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Have you Analyzed the Time vs Benefit of the New Genea-Tech
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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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Genealogy 101
Online Research

Is My Relative in Family Search Family Tree?

  The FamilySearch Family Tree is a ‘One Tree’ Concept and has created it’s collective database of names from a number of sources. It is entirely possible that your relative is already hanging out on the tree waiting for you to find them and add sources and memories to their profile. So, before you start […]

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