Month: March 2017

5 Apps to Preserve Your Daily Memories
Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

5 Apps to Preserve Your Daily Memories

Knowing the benefits of journaling is one thing. A journal can help you evaluate and change your life right now, reflect on the past and treasured memories, or record your personal history for your future descendants. You know these benefits, but finding ways to keep a journal is a different matter. Or is it? With […]

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Fun with Family History

Friday Funny: Interesting Telephone Interview

I found this funny piece in the newspaper. Try to guess what year this article was posted: A FEMALE STAFFER here had an interesting telephone conversation the other day. She was manning the telephones when a pleasant-sounding gentleman asked her in serious tones if he could ask her a question. Then he proceeds to inquire […]

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Scrapbooking

Yellow and Blue Family Tree Layout

Family Tree Scrapbook Layout. Template designed by Devon Noel Lee All embellishments are recolored from their original designer. Once you have made a digital scrapbook featuring your family history, it’s easier to work on another person’s project. This year I’m working on a heritage album featuring my mother-in-law as the focal person. Shhh.. she’s out […]

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Editorial

Staying Relevant By Serving Members – Genealogy Society Success Story

Are genealogical societies and libraries dying? Some might say so, but after meeting the folks who manage the Lamar County Genealogical Society while attending the Texas State Genealogy Society Conference, I was thoroughly impressed. Libraries and societies still play a vital role in preserving our local, state, and national heritage. The trick is, being relevant […]

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RootsTech2017
YouTube

Extreme Genes at RootsTech 2017

RootsTech was an action-packed four-day event, but a highlight was meeting some of the regulars on ExtremeGenes: America’s Family History Show. My husband and I made arrangements to interview Scott Fisher, David Allen Lambert, and Tom Perry and enjoyed every minute of the visits. The question I have for you is, which ExtremeGene do you […]

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Check out these quick books that preserve your family history
Busy Lives
Memory Keeping

Quick Photo Books for Memory Keeping

Memory Keeping when you’re a busy mom of young ones underfoot, tweens that you chauffeuring all over, or some combination of the two while keeping a house clean and a job paying the bills is a challenge that’s rarely accepted. But, no need! There are many solutions to memory keeping, you just need to find […]

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Devon Noel Lee's family with the phrase "Why I Share Family History With My Children"
FHforChildren
Inspiration

Why I Share Family History with My Children

Growing up far from family, I often feared what would happen to me if my parents or only brother died. I would feel like an emotional orphan even if I returned to Columbus, Ohio to live with my Grannie. My mother did a great job of telling me a few things about my Papa, her […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Scrapbooking

End Your Photo Hoarding with Recap Photobooks

Snap. You just took another photo using your tablet, smartphone, or DSLR camera. But what are you going to do with that picture? Maybe you’ll share it in a text to your relatives who weren’t able to attend Sammy’s dance recital. Maybe you’ll share the photo to Flickr because you captured the most beautiful flower […]

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RootsTech2017
Writing Family History

A Lunch Conversation That Opened My Eyes

With the Cake Boss and a cake competition and large model kitchen in the Expo Hall, one obvious theme at RootsTech 2017 was food. Many presenters spoke about the need and how to preserve the traditional recipes of our families. Call me crazy if you want to, but I have a question. “How do I […]

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See German Names in Print Online
Fun with Family History
Genealogy 201

German Names in Print?

Do you have Germans in your Ancestral line? I do. And I’ll be honest. For the most part, I have no idea how to pronounce their names as a German would. I have a friend who patiently puts up with me saying, “How do you pronounce Geiszler?” or “How do you pronounce Puesecker?” I love […]

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