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Picture of living room with overlay What To Do Before Downsizing Your Home
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What To Do Before Downsizing Your Home Or Genealogy Files

It’s hard to believe but someday you will face the challenge of downsizing your home and your genealogy files. Before you begin, take time to do this one very important task that few people do but wish they had. Stop and Take Pictures Much context is available in the arrangement of the things in our […]

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Where did your ancestor live? If it seems like they were everywhere, then you should create a map of their travels. #genealogy #researchtools @BoundlessGenealogy
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Create a Research Map with Google My Maps

Ever had an ancestor that moved around a lot and you just can’t wrap your head around it? Melissa Finley, of BoundlessGenealogy.com, shared a few tips on how she created a research map to understand her migratory ancestor using Google My Maps. If you missed the previous video, Create a Family History Road Trip with […]

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Free yourself from clutter by downsizing your family record collection. #genealogy #organization #decluttering
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Downsizing Your Family Group Sheets

For many decades, family members have passed down handwritten pedigree charts and family group charts. Thanks to a free digital resource, we can downsize the family group sheets and reclaim space in our homes. The number one question I receive each time I teach about Downsizing with Family History in Mind is, “What do I […]

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5 Tips for Donating Your Genealogy

What do we do with stuff that we need to downsize but can no longer (or don’t want to) take care of? Amy Johnson Crow shared five fantastic tips on donating your genealogy to archives and libraries. Amy says, what we do with our stuff is the, “$64,000 question.” 1. We have to ORGANIZE! (Yikes) […]

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How to Organize a Mountain of Genealogy Discoveries

Having a mountain of genealogy records, ephemera, and photos is a nice problem to have. Ever wonder how you could organize your genealogy discoveries without going crazy? After traveling to Columbus, Ohio for a genealogy trip, I was amazed at the volume of family history I obtained. In 2012, I said I had enough informaiton […]

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Power of Visualization to Achieve Your Genealogy Goals

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland This is probably […]

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Planning for Your Genealogy Retirement
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Planning for Genealogy Retirement

It seems hard to believe, but not everyone will be able to do genealogy until they take their last breath. It’s important that we start planning for our genealogy retirement and ask ourselves, what are we going to do with our research when we’re done or no longer able to be involved? The hardest part […]

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The Most Important Thing To Do In Genealogy This Year

Why is it that we overlook or ignore easy tasks? Is it because those easy tasks are too readily forgotten, despite how important they are? It’s easy to scan through your email inbox and quickly delete the unwanted material. Right? It seems simple enough and is a time-saving decluttering tip repeatedly shared in social media. […]

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A Few Task To Help Organize Your Genealogy
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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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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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