Month: December 2016

Genealogy 101

What Are Your Genealogy Goals?

What do you want to accomplish when you do family history? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what you hope to accomplish? Probably not. Many people, regardless of how long they have done genealogy, start collecting and researching without any particular goals in mind. It’s no wonder that many people become frustrated and give […]

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Preserving
Writing Family History
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What Kind of Interview Should You Conduct?

Interviewing relatives infuses genealogy with a wealth of stories and clues that are waiting to be harvested. However, not all interviews result in the type of information the interviewer had wanted when they coerced their relative into a painful audio recording ordeal. Okay, perhaps all the researcher had to do was ask but why did […]

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Blog Party
Fun with Family History
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Dear Genealogy Santa 2016

My online buddy Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal has a blog party this month asking what do we want the Genealogy Santa to bring this year. My Roots-Tech buddy Randy Seaver, who traded blogger beads with me so that I could have maroon & white (Texas A&M colors) of which I still wear regularly, also wants to know […]

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Genealogy 101
Online Research
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Stop Messing Up My Family Tree on FamilySearch

Admit it. You don’t like FamilySearch Family Tree because it’s open edit. For a few years now, FamilySearch thinks people should play nicely in the genealogy sandbox. But man oh man is it irritating to see changes to MY family tree by clueless wonders! Do you have similar thoughts? Have you heard anyone with these […]

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Personal History
Photo Friday
Preserving

Capturing the Crown

At RootsTech 2016, Thomas McEntee passed out blogger badges to hang from my nametag holder. I naturally gravitated toward the sparkles! The first one I saw was “Diva.” I offhandedly remarked that I would love one that said “Princess.” Thomas didn’t miss a beat and quickly pulled out a black strip with a sparkly “Princess” […]

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Scrapbooking
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You Need to Make a Heritage Scrapbook

On December 10th, it will be 4 years since my mother passed away. But two Christmases before her death I gave her a gift that she treasured the remainder of her life. It was a heritage scrapbook. And if you were anywhere near her house, you would have to stop and take notice of the […]

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Self Publish Your Genelaogy
Writing Family History

Self-Publish Your Genealogy

  Do you have a story that needs to be shared with an audience beyond the walls of your home? Are you hoping to sell your educational or research material to earn a side income (or potentially replace your income)? Considering self-publishing your manuscripts. “Become an Author” was never on my Bucket List, but several […]

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DNA
Genetic Genealogy
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Do You Have Charlemagne DNA?

Have you had a DNA test taken with AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA or 23 and Me? If you haven’t you should! Now. Today! While you’re at it, you should purchase and deliver tests to your oldest living relatives. While the test results come in, it’s important that you understand a little about inheritance. Not the inheritance of […]

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10 Online Resources eGuide