Month: October 2018

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Online Research

3 Reasons Not to Use FamilySearch Family Tree

If I had the rights to make a sidebar banner without fear of copyright infringement, I would make one that had the FamilySearch logo and the words “FamilySearch Fan Girl” below it. In fact, I would enthusiastically wear the same banner design on a shirt. Despite how much I appreciate this online collaborative family tree, […]

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Appearances
Editorial
News

Travel Tips Discovered While Attending Genealogy Conferences

It’s Family History Month in the United States, and we are reflecting on our travels to genealogy conferences, to in particular – Southern California and Family Roots Conferences. Let me share some of the highs and lows of traveling, so when you prepare for your next conference later this year or next, you’ll find ways […]

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Genealogy 101

Help! Records for My Ancestors Aren’t Online

Question: I have looked everywhere for records about my ancestor, but they just aren’t online at FamilySearch. How am I supposed to track them down? Help! – Discouraged Genealogist in Henderson, Nevada Thanks Discouraged, When we’re climbing our family tree, it’s tough when we aren’t finding records for them where we want them and when […]

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Appearances
Editorial

Have You Ever Volunteered at a Genealogy Conference?

To celebrate Family History Month, Andy and I are reflecting on some of this year’s conferences we’ve attended. Most especially, we’re focusing on volunteering at genealogy conferences. Andy and I have planned two local genealogy conferences that attracted over 100 folks to a one-day event. We’d also served as volunteers at several local family history […]

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RootsTech2019

CONGRATS to 4-Day RootsTech 2019 Pass Winner

Attending RootsTech is like attending a quilting convention or a ComicCon for genealogy. There is so much to see, do, and learn and we don’t want you to miss it. As such, we gave away an AWESOME 4-Day 2019 RootsTech Pass. We also gave away a few awesome bonus prizes. If you didn’t win, we […]

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Editorial
Fun with Family History
News

Generations Cafe – Is it Worth A Listen?

With 15 percent of Americans listening to podcasts on a weekly basis for entertainment and enlightenment, this platform is attracting the attention of entrepreneurial individuals and groups to start creating new podcast channels. A number of new channels are genealogy focused. With two powerhouse podcasts available for genealogy and a few second tear channels, is […]

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Fun with Family History

What is Your Genealogy Super Power?

It’s Family History Month and we should take a moment to celebrate our Genealogy Super Powers All of these skills help you be a fantastic genealogist, but sometimes we have more natural tendencies that impact our research style. I’m curious. Which of the following skills do you most identify with? SKEPTICISM Your genealogy superpower is […]

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Appearances

Did Genealogy Jamboree live up to its hype?

It’s Family History Month in the United States and as I pause to catch my breath, thanks in part of leg surgery, I’m reflecting on the conferences as triggered by Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist’s Instagram Tip of the Day for 9 October. One conference has been dubbed the fun conference, so when Andy and I […]

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