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Overhauling the FHF Blog

Go big or go home. Or is it go crazy? Whichever it is, I had the crazy idea of overhauling the Family History Fanatics Blog. The timing coincides with the Genealogy Blog Party January Theme of Tuning Up our blogs. We migrated Family History Fanatics from the Blogger platform to WordPress and selected a self-hosted […]

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A Recipe Saved From the Grave #FHForChildren Blog Link-Up

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and traditions abound, but for a gal without family traditions regarding Turkey, what foods bring me closer to the past? That’s the question I ask myself as I think about the Family History for Children Blog Link-Up for November: Family Recipes The questions prompt: “How do family recipes bring your family […]

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A Great Family History Gift for Families

It’s beginning to look a lot like _____________. (Nooooo!!!!) Don’t say it. Don’t sing it. Don’t think about it. It’s not close to Christmas time. Yes, it’s the middle of October, but seriously, no one wants to plan ahead for Christmas or any gift-giving holiday at the end of the year. We want to procrastinate […]

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Genealogy Fun - Travel Back in Time
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Be Careful Where You Walk – “An Outlander” Themed Genealogy Blog Party

While walking down Broad Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey, I stumbled and fell. The pain in my head and the drops of blood down my eye told me I had fallen and blacked out for just a moment. However, when I woke up, things were very different. The cars were gone. The cell phones had […]

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Editorial

Help Me Return These Hurricane Harvey Photo Survivors – Lost & Found

As many of you know, I live in Houston (and actually grew up here). Hurricane Harvey beat us to a pulp when he visited the Gulf Coast, but we shall rise again. However, I have need of your help. I have found two photos that I’d like to return to their descendants but I have […]

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Genealogy Santa Granted My Wish – BYU Conference Recap (Part 1)

In July, I ventured to Provo, Utah to participate as a speaker for the 49th Annual Conference on Family History & Genealogy at Brigham Young University. Last December I had asked the Genealogy Santa to grant that wish for me, and it was granted. The first thing I needed to do was fly to Salt […]

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Simplifying Father’s Day

Call me a traitor to mothers and father’s everywhere, but I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Or more accurately, I’m not a fan of the pressures of these days for grand gestures, gifts, and projects. For those who like those things, have at it. There’s no one way to celebrate the […]

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9 Ways I Preserve Family History for My Descendants

Family History is meaningful when we preserve the perishable and share our stories. There will always be time to find a new relative to add to the tree (and often it takes considerable effort to do so), but saving and preserving our family history is my top priority. Here are 9 tasks that I do […]

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Photo Pageant Judge Penny Geiszler
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Mom’s Advice: A Blessing, A Curse, A Cause to Preserve

“Men are like shoes.You have to try them on untilyou find the one that fits.” Penny Geiszler When I became of age to be interested in boys, my mother would often repeat this motto. For some, it is practical advice. For others, it is eye raising. In fact, I wonder if mother’s advice would have […]

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Dear Genealogy Santa 2016

My online buddy¬†Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal has a blog party this month asking what do we want the Genealogy Santa to bring this year. My Roots-Tech buddy Randy Seaver, who traded blogger beads with me so that I could have maroon & white (Texas A&M colors) of which I still wear regularly, also wants to know […]

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