Month: January 2020

Using Puzzilla to find genealogy research opporutntiies
Organizing Research
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How to Use Puzzilla.org for Genealogy Research

Puzzilla.org helps you find opportunities in your genealogy research to expand your family tree. Puzzilla is a free tool that works with FamilySearch.org to help you locate branches on your family tree that need some help. What is Puzzilla.org? Puzzilla is a hyper-condensed visual family tree. It lacks photos and dates in the primary graphic. […]

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You Don't Need Genealogy Research Logs
Genealogy 201
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Why You Don’t Need a Genealogy Research Log

If you have asked yourself, “Do I really need a genealogy research log?”, the answer is no! As an advanced genealogy who had a personal computer throughout high school and college, I began doing genealogy in the early days of Personal Ancestral File software and very slow computers. Since those days I have gravitated towards […]

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Organize Genealogy and Family History Using Pinterest

If you’re looking for an easy way to organize your genealogy resources and research and your family history writing projects, then you should use Pinterest! Put the power of the ultimate visual search engine to use for you and supercharge your genealogy journey. In this video, I share tips on how to organize your genealogy […]

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10 Genealogists to Follow on Pinterest
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10 Genealogists to Follow on Pinterest

If you have ever wondered, “what genealogists are active on Pinterest and who should I follow?”, then you have found the best blog post ever. Okay, it may be a stretch to say best blog post ever, but below you’ll find a reference list for which genealogists you should follow on Pinterest. 10 Genealogists With […]

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Why Use Pinterest for Genealogy?
Online Research
Organizing Research

Why Use Pinterest For Genealogy?

While researching for the best technology tools to use as a genealogist, I thought, “Why would anyone use Pinterest for genealogy?” Genealogists need methods to organize their discoveries, research, and discoveries so I read blog posts and watched YouTube videos. I learned that Pinterest organizes photos, quotes, tips, training from blog posts, YouTube videos, and […]

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Writing Family History
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Enliven Family Histories With One Simple Trick

Conflict, villains, and plot twists make for fantastic drama in shows like Games of Thrones or Poldark, but does every family history have this much drama? No, or probably not. However, you can add dramatic elements to a story, even if you think your ancestor is a bit on the dull side. I recently completed […]

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Writing Family History

How to Arrange Photos in Family Histories

Reader Question: Where should I put the photos in my writing? Should I put the images next to the paragraph I wrote? Should I put them at the end of a chapter? Or should I put all the photos in a photo section?  ~ Robert Murphy, PA Thanks, Robert. Great question. Having written over 120 […]

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Page for Family History Book and caption - No more Boring family histories
Writing Family History
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How to Avoid Writing a Boring Family History

After reading numerous articles with tips for writing a family history, I have cringed as these articles make the process overly complex and the end result becomes cures for insomnia. STOP WRITING BORING FAMILY HISTORIES! Many genealogists dream of writing “The Book” for family history, perhaps you’re one of them. Don’t destroy your admirable goal […]

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