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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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Do you descend from people who owned slaves in the US? Are you not sure how to handle this news? Listen as Cheri Passey shares some of her insights into such genealogy research. #slavery #genealogy
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What Responsibilities Does a Descendant of Slaveholders Bear?

If you have ancestors who owned other people, what should you do when you discover you are descendant of slaveholders? Cheri Hudson Passey, a descendant of slaveholders shared a number of valuable tips with me while we were at a genealogy conference to help folks process this issue. This post follows nicely after the one […]

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Amy Johnson Crow tips for donating your genealogy research
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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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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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Give Your Photos, Stories

Let’s be brutal. Photos without stories are worthless. They are no better than the photos in picture frames you buy off the shelve with people you’ve never met and they probably didn’t know before the photo shoot. Here are six tips to save the value of your photos by recording the story the photographer captured. […]

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Watch 5 On-Demand Genealogy Lectures from FHF!

Following the success of Andy’s DNA After the Test eWorkshop, we’re pleased to release five on-demand lectures from Family History Fanatics. Follow the links (that are the webinar titles) to the Vimeo Store. 1.  Blogging Your Family History Blogs are a great way to share your family legends and discoveries with your extended family. You might […]

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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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Picture of a home full of family treasures with overlay "Spare 15-minutes to Digitize Your Family Treasures"
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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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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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Use These 3 Memory Triggers When Interviewing Your Family Members to Capture Better Family Stories
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3 Memory Trigger Exercises for Your Next Interview

Preparing to interview a family member can be super exciting. But for many interviewers, they are uncertain what they want to ask the interviewee. Meanwhile, many interviewees are nervous about what you’re going to ask them and whether they are going to remember. Here are three ways you can put your interview we at ease […]

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