Month: March 2018

RootsTech2018

Meeting Our FAN-atics – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 4)

Hands down, the coolest part of Roots Tech was meeting our fans. Having a booth at the Expo Hall gave our fans the opportunity to know where to find us. Unfortunately, on occasion, I was off socializing with other vendors or influencers when a fan stopped by. It’s difficult to wear the many hats requisite […]

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RootsTech2018

Product Decisions – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 3)

With a booth selected, foot traffic generation plans in place, and the decision to take the young fanatic made, Andy and I needed to focus on make decisions about the books we planned to sell. The Decision to Write Books After attending regional conferences, workshops, and genealogy societies, Andy and I learned that our books […]

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RootsTech2018

Foot Traffic Generating Plans – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 2)

As stated in the previous post, we had a booth at RootsTech in what we nicknamed “Newbie Land,” and needed to attract attention so we could have a successful show. What were those plans? Did you notice any of them prior to RootsTech? GBA.BUZZ In the summer of 2017, I learned that I could join […]

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RootsTech2018

First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 1)

It’s been a month since we flew out to Salt Lake City in the capacity of speakers and exhibitors. Devon was an Ambassador and had completed a month-long series of posts so that you could plan your class schedule long before you put boots on the ground.  The mega-conference had many highs and lows for […]

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When writing a personal history, add your recollections and your memories. #lifestory #memoir #writingtips
Personal History
Writing Family History
YouTube

What Where You Thinking Back Then – Memoir Writing Tips

What is the difference between a memoir and a textbook retelling of history? The most significant difference is that memoirs dive deeper into the thought process of the storyteller. When you write your autobiography, include your past thoughts to help your readers understand the decisions you made. It makes for a more powerful story and […]

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YouTube

Thank YOU for helping reach 4,000 YouTube Subscribers

I feel like screaming! I’m definitely doing a happy dance. We just reached huge milestones on our YouTube Channel and it’s thanks to you giving us likes, comments, views, and social media shares! So, grab a milkshake or a smoothie and raise your glass to yourself. You make the Family History Fanatics  YouTube Channel what […]

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Have you created a surname table for your genealogy research?
DNA
Genealogy 201

Our Surname Tables for DNA Research

Researching your family tree using DNA can be complicated when you haven’t created a surname table as a cheat sheet for referencing your data. Andy talks about these regularly in beginner DNA classes but I hadn’t created one until today! And you’re about to see my jealousy rear its beastly head.Before we begin, take a […]

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Appearances

Excited to be Presenting at Southern California Jamboree 2018

What are you doing on Thursday, May 31st? Andrew and Devon Noel Lee head to a preliminary conference before the Southern California Jamboree held at the Los Angeles Marriott – Burbank Aiport Hotel in California. We are elated to be invited to participate in the Family History Writer’s Conference! The Jamboree website says the Writer’s Conference […]

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eConference
Scrapbooking

On-Demand Power Scrapbooking Webinars Available

Every year, you take photos by the thousands and rarely do anything more than storing them on the computer. For decades, scrapbooking has been the solution to the picture accumulation problem, but it has also been a curse. Scrapbooking is too crafty or too time-consuming. It doesn’t have to be that way. During the Power […]

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Software
YouTube

5 Reasons I Love RootsMagic

RootsMagic is a desktop software program that helps you organize your family tree. I have used the program since the announcement that Personal Ancestral File would no longer be supported by product developers. RootsMagic has been a useful tool for my genealogical research, and I have five reasons why: Keep Track of Living I do […]

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