Busy Lives

Busy Lives
Genealogy 201

15-Minute Genealogy Tasks for the Busy Seasons

It’s that time of year when people are B–U-S-Y. It’s also the time of year when you’re trying to make good on old resolutions or plan for new ones. Below I’m sharing a list of tasks you can do in 15 minutes or less that will have you finding time for genealogy during your hectic […]

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Picture of a home full of family treasures with overlay "Spare 15-minutes to Digitize Your Family Treasures"
Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Preserving

Spare 15-minutes to Digitize Your Family Treasures

Your family history resides in the treasures of your home and if you don’t take time to preserve the memories you can lose your legacy. Learn how you can spare 15-minutes to digitize your family treasures. Why you should find time to preserve your family treasures? In 2008, a massive flood submerged parts of Cedar […]

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Busy Lives
Preserving

Are You Overwhelmed Digitizing Your Family History?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with a mountain of family history and memories? Discover the resources to help you accomplish the goal of digitizing your family history. The need to digitize your family history Do you have trunks in attics full of documents, photos, videos, and audio cassette that you haven’t preserved into a digital format […]

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A Few Task To Help Organize Your Genealogy
Busy Lives
Organizing Research

Get Your Genealogy Organized In Short Bursts

Are you tired of being disorganized when it comes to family files and genealogical records? There are a number of tasks that you can do to become more organized any time of the year, instead of always waiting for “spring cleaning.” The best tip is to be clutter. There is no point in organizing outdated, […]

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Busy Lives
Interviewing
Organizing Research

Don’t Stress about Digitizing Audio Files

Does your family have audio interviews? Ask anyone who doesn’t have a sound recording of their departed relative and they’ll tell you that such recordings are priceless. However, an audio recording can be lost in a heartbeat and are often not as useful as they could be without a transcription. With a transcription, you can […]

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Have You Updated Your Contacts List?
Busy Lives
Organizing Research

Have You Updated Your Contact List?

Are you super busy but want a quick, 15-minute task to improve your family history? Then you need to take time to update your address book or personal contact list. Do you send annual Christmas cards? I know I am. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone who’ll have a panic attack, but Christmas will be here before […]

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3 Methods for Organizing Your Genealogy
Busy Lives
Organizing Research

3 Methods for Organizing Your Genealogy

Do you have a house full of genealogical records that are completely unorganized? Did you inherit genealogy from someone else and don’t know what to do with it? Well, there are three methods of organizing your materials so that you can access what you need quickly in the future. Before I can explain the methodology, […]

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Quick Story Gathering Ideas to Enrich Your Genealogy
Busy Lives
Interviewing
Personal History

Quick Story Gathering Ideas to Enrich Your Genealogy

Did you think you don’t have enough time to do family history?  Maybe you don’t have enough time to push your pedigree all the way back to Adam and Eve (which by the way you can’t), but you do have time to gather stories from your living relatives. And honestly, you can’t afford to waste […]

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Take the next step in genealogy and critically read your family histories
Busy Lives
Writing Family History

How to Critically Read a Family History

So you think your family history has all been done and you have a family history book on your shelf to prove it. When was the last time you read that family history book? Was it easy to follow and did you understand everything within? My grandmother is an adopted daughter of parents whose ancestral […]

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It Should Be Organized
Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Organizing Research

If Family History Matters, It Should Be Organized

For several months I’ve focused on family history for busy people whether they are parents, grandparents, single adults. The purpose of this invitation to all, including those with full calendars, is that if your family matters, your memories should be preserved and the sooner, the better. Some say childhood memories never fade. But that’s simply […]

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