Month: September 2019

Cluttered home with overlay Why Downsizing Tips Don't Work
Downsizing
Organizing Research

Why Downsizing Tips Don’t Work

Thousands of books, blog posts, and podcasts offer downsizing tips that don’t work, at least when it comes to reducing your possessions with an eye toward preserving your family history. If you want or need to downsize your home, apartment, or other living situations, you need to do three things. Why Traditional Downsizing Tips Don’t […]

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Old Town Katy Texas Image with overlay Sites to See While Attending the Texas State Genealogy Society Conference
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Sites to See While Attending the Texas State Genealogy Conference

As you plan to attend the Texas State Genealogy Conference, leave room for site seeing in the western side of the Greater Houston Metroplex. Enhance your classroom learning with one of these fun destinations. Katy, Texas is situated 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston, home of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research 40 miles […]

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Writing Family History

Stop Being Afraid of Writing Your Life Story

Writing your personal story is THE MOST important aspect of family history, yet few people do it. Are you afraid of writing your life story? Do you worry the effort is not worth the time? Writing your life story can be therapeutic. The process of writing our stories help us understand ourselves and our family […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Texas State Genealogy Conference

With the increase of online learning opportunities, why should you spend your time traveling to a genealogy conference, especially Texas? Learn five reasons why you should plan to attend the Texas State Genealogical Society Family History Conference October 11-13, at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside in Katy, Texas.  1. Expand Your Genealogy Knowledge A genealogy […]

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Genetic Genealogy
Online Research
YouTube

5 Videos to Help You Understand Ancestry ThruLines

With Ancestry ThruLines, you can combine your DNA results with member trees to generate possible paths of relationships between you and your DNA matches. The following videos help explain this innovative yet confusing tool for your genealogy toolbox. 1. Ancestry ThruLine Basics Discover how to access your ThruLines from your DNA Discovery Pages and your […]

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Picture of living room with overlay What To Do Before Downsizing Your Home
Downsizing
Organizing Research
Preserving

What To Do Before Downsizing Your Home Or Genealogy Files

It’s hard to believe but someday you will face the challenge of downsizing your home and your genealogy files. Before you begin, take time to do this one very important task that few people do but wish they had. Stop and Take Pictures Much context is available in the arrangement of the things in our […]

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