Family History Consultant

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Family History Consultant
Genealogy 201

Why Should You Prove Your Genealogy?

Why should a family historian bother with trying to prove their genealogy research? It’s our tree, we can do what we want, right?!? What’s the point of creating a family tree if it is full of errors? Folks will claim they: are related to Charlemagne are related to an Indian Princess have accurate family research […]

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Family History Consultant
Genealogy 101
YouTube

Ten Genealogy Videos to Binge Watch from Family History Fanatics

From mistakes to record sets, from FamilySearch Family Tree management to organization, here are ten videos that can help you in your genealogical research. They are the best videos on the Family History Fanatics channel from 2018. To watch a video, click on the image to play from this browser. Or click on the link […]

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Editorial
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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Family History Consultant
Online Research

New Look for FamilySearch Change Update Emails

On FamilySearch.org you can sign up to watch your ancestors and the changes that take place to them. This is a crucial feature for your direct line ancestors so you can keep up with the collaborative nature of FamilySearch. As part of the watch feature, you receive weekly emails about the changes to your family […]

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Family History Consultant
Genealogy 101
LDS Topics
YouTube

What is Family History?

  Budding genealogists and those discovering family history for the first time either have false concepts of this super cool hobby or don’t know where to begin. In this new video on the Family History Fanatics YouTube Chanel, I answer the question, “What is Family History?” The Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel will serve up […]

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Family History Consultant

Creative Way to Encourage Family History in a Ward

Need a creative way to encourage LDS ward and branch members to participate in family history? Create a visual family tree on  bulletin and watch it grow! Read my guest post at Family Locket for more details.

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Family History Consultant
Online Research

How to Not Introduce Reason Statements

For weeks I have shared a number of examples of how to write reason statements for the sources you discover on FamilySearch.org. As this is the only website that requires you to add statements when you link a source, I have only focused on this website. Additionally, I spend a lot of time teaching beginning […]

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Family Tree Conversation
Family History Consultant
LDS Topics

Find Me a Name

One fine day, you are happily working at a quaint family history library. Word has spread that you willingly help others when they timidly begin their search for ancestors. A middle-aged man confidently approaches you and catches your eye. Today, your presence in the library is to serve so you ask, “How may I help?” […]

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Family History Consultant
Writing Family History

Get Their Feet Wet With Writing Memories

What a blessing I have had to teach a beginning family historian in a 5-week series run throughout this year. When individuals are guided well in the beginning, genealogy does not have to be a huge, insurmountable task. During this class series, I initially focus on the ‘why’ of family history. In a church setting, […]

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Family History Consultant
Genealogy 101
LDS Topics
Online Research

5 Five Steps to Research Someone You Know Little About

A common complaint in beginning genealogy is, “I can’t research someone I know little about.” Or it’s phrased in this way. “I want to learn more about my great-grandmother, but I don’t know much about her. How do I begin?” Today I will walk you through the beginning steps I take to discover research someone […]

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