Editorial

RootsTech 2019 Review
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RootsTech2019

RootsTech 2019 Report Card

With RootsTech 2019 a thing of the past, do you wonder how the conference fared? Especially since 2018 was not a good year for the event. Wearing the hats of Ambassador, Speaker, and attendee, I share this RootsTech Review in a report card style. Let’s start off with the hurdles that RootsTech faced: 2018 2019 […]

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Popularity of Genealogy
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Fun with Family History
Genealogy 101
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YouTube

The One Genealogy Myth That Must Die!

Genealogists like to say that the hobby is as popular as porn or gardening. They couldn’t be further from the truth!

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Why Speakers Sell During Conference Workshops
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RootsTech2019

Why do speakers try to sell to me at genealogy conferences?

When I attend genealogy conferences, such as RootsTech, why do speakers try to sell me on their products and services? Aren’t they getting paid? I attend the conferences to learn, not be sold to.

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Family History Should Be Fun
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Fun with Family History
Genealogy 101

Family History Isn’t Fun, Or You’re Doing It Wrong

Why on earth would people do family history if it wasn’t fun? For years I have fought with folks who take the fun out of genealogy. Finally, I want to push back online. If family history isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. Family History is a huge tent of activities that work together to support […]

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Editorial

How to Compensate a Speaker More at a Genealogy Conference

Having staffed our own booths at three difference conferences,&nbsp conference planners are overlooking a way to potentially compensate genealogy speakers, who happen to be authors,  more without significantly dipping into the conference’s limited budget. I must diverge to whether a booth is beneficial to an author first and then return to the one overlooked option […]

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Fun with Family History
YouTube

Is genealogy only for old people? A 2018 Assessment

  Have you ever heard that genealogy is for old people? Let’s see if that is true! For most of my life, I have heard that genealogy is for old people. There has to be some truth to this. After all, the majority of people at conferences and genealogical societies are north of 50, usually […]

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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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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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Fun with Family History
News

Generations Cafe – Is it Worth A Listen?

With15 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 focus. With two powerhouse podcasts available for genealogy and a few second tear channels, is it […]

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Family History Consultant
LDS Topics

If your family history is all done, then become a genealogy volunteer!

Family history is a vast subject that includes digitizing photos, documents, and possessions. It includes writing stories and making videos. It also involves finding new family members. Despite the plethora of tasks someone can do to capture, preserve, climb their family tree, folks will say, “My genealogy is all done.” If that is the case, then please […]

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