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6 Helpful Books Family Historians Will Love
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Genealogy 101
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6 Helpful Books for Family Historians

Family historians love books, especially ones that help them understand DNA and capture and preserve memories. Discover six book titles that will better the lives of your genealogy loving friends (or yourself). #1 Reimagine Family History Forget what you’ve learned about genealogy and learn the greater vision of family history. By so doing, you’ll discover […]

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Old Photo Album with overlay Ignore Story Crafting Tips While Recording Family History
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Personal History

Ignore Story Crafting While Recording Family History

You are failing at recording your family history because you need to learn how to IGNORE story crafting practices. That’s right. I said it. Ignore the art of crafting a story and you will free yourself to capture and preserve your family history. Story Crafting Techniques Thwart Capturing Family History Many educators and writing instructors […]

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Avoid genealogy burn out with these tips.
Genealogy 201
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Keep Your Genealogy Fire Burning

Are you feeling a lack of desire to pursue your family history? Discover how to keep the genealogy fire burning by changing your focus. You may have attended: a local Family History Discovery Day a regional or international genealogy conference (RootsTech, The Genealogy Show, MyHeritage Live, or the National Genealogy Society events_ an online webinar […]

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RootsTech2019

Flying Home from RootsTech and Meeting an Angel

With five children who need us home, we usually leave conferences before they’re over. We headed over to the Salt Lake City airport while the last RootsTech 2019 session was underway. Our trials flying home were just beginning We had mastered the UTA Trax by now and piled the suitcases on my lap to simplify […]

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Setting Goals
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Find A Better Way to Resolve

New Year’s Resolutions are worthless. You’re not going to remember any of them a week now, a month from, or even next year. Why do we both setting worthless ‘goals’? I’m convinced it’s because we’re not spending the time: Reminiscing Reviewing Revisiting We rush through December at breakneck speed and then January slams into us like […]

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Devon Noel Lee's family with the phrase "Why I Share Family History With My Children"
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Why I Share Family History with My Children

Growing up far from family, I often feared what would happen to me if my parents or only brother died. I would feel like an emotional orphan even if I returned to Columbus, Ohio to live with my Grannie. My mother did a great job of telling me a few things about my Papa, her […]

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RootsTech2017

Pleasantly Suprised by Property Brothers RootsTech Keynote

When an audience member is unfamiliar with a keynote speaker and cannot the connection between a conference topic and said speaker’s background, a giant hurdle blocks the communication process. The question was, could Jonathan and Drew Scott, HGTVs “Property Brothers” establish the connection between real estate and genealogy? The keynotes from RootsTech 2016 did not […]

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What is Your Recurring Lesson in Genealogy?

Many of us will have a recurring lesson that we learn while doing genealogy. Some of us find our lessons deal with the importance of organization. Some of us learn to cite our sources (or rather, we learn we should be citing our sources). What is the recurring lesson I have to keep learning? I’m […]

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