Month: April 2017

Family portrait with caption "UltimateGuideBusyParents"
Busy Lives

The Ultimate Guide to Doing Family History as a Busy Parent

Is it possible to do family history when you’re a young adult? When you have a 10-month old underfoot? When you’re driving around tweens and teens all over God’s creation? Well, if you think it’s not possible, you’d be wrong. This ultimate guide to doing family history as a busy parent is for you! We’re […]

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Follow these 15 Tips For Searching Online Genealogy Collections
Genealogy 201

15 Tips For Searching Online Collections

You have free time – be it in the middle of the day or the middle of the night. You have the urge to search for more information about your ancestors. What should you do? How should you spend your time? And how can you find more discoveries? Discover 15 ways you can have more […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

Overcoming Tech Barriers in Journaling

Journaling. Many people hate journaling because of the limitations they feel in creating a book of thoughts. Perhaps you like to speak rather than type or write. Perhaps you like to hand write rather than type but would prefer the end product to be a printed book. Will you let those factors prevent you from […]

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Scrapbooking

3 Suppliers to Start Your Scrapbook Stash

In 2009, I jumped on the digital scrapbook crazy, and I’ve never looked back. I’ve made thousands of scrapbook pages during that time, and there are three designers that I use in nearly every family scrapbook that I make, and a few of the heritage scrapbooks as well. If you’re just starting out in digital […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

Guilt Free Multi-Tasking Personal History With Social Media

Chances are you’re still feeling guilty about not keeping a journal or preserving your personal history. But today is the day to stop feeling the ghostly fears of unaccomplished tasks and accomplish something today! If you have shared your life, your dogs, your food, or your genealogy findings on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then you […]

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Stop using flags, flowers, and other graphics on Ancestry.com trees #ancestry #genealogy
Genealogy 101
Online Research

Your Ancestor is Not a Flower or Tree on Ancestry

Online genealogy is a wonderful way to collaborate, and I highly encourage you to put your trees online and take advantage of the research hints that many database services provide. I love receiving clues about new-to-me records about my ancestors. I am especially ecstatic when there is a newly discovered photo of my ancestor in […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

Journaling With Blog Books

One of the advantages of blogging about your life or your ancestor’s lives is that you can create one ‘letter’ and then share it will all of your family members, friends, and others. Gone are the days when you wrote one letter and then made copies to send to everyone and hope they didn’t feel […]

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