Writing Family History

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Use Keywords in Newspaper Research to Find Genealogy Gold

Are you struggling to find genealogy gold in newspapers? Try using keywords in your newspaper research. By searching for places, names, and topics, rather than a specific person, you can find some amazing details to enhance your family history. Where to add keywords in newspaper research When using Newspapers.com, you simply add your keywords, rather […]

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How to work around OCR errors in newspaper research

Are you struggling to do newspaper research for your ancestors because of the OCR errors make the name and keywords unsearchable?D Discover several ways work around these challenges, even if you won’t like all of these suggestions. What causes OCR errors in newspapers? The quality of the images of old newspapers dramatically impacts the ability […]

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Vintage photos of ancestors with overlay Why Your Family Doesn’t Want to Read Their Family History
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Why Your Family Doesn’t Want to Read Their Family History

You hear the grumbles and the sighs as you tell your family to read their family history. They say they are not interested and they would rather watch grass group. How can this be when it’s their legacy?!? There are likely two reasons why the family history book you want your family to read does […]

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5 Tips For Writing About Your Immigrant Ancestor

Writing about an immigrant ancestor does have to be difficult. Follow these 5 tips and impress your family with a terrific bit of insight without the boredom! Let’s jump into 5 questions you want to research about your immigrant ancestor so you can write their stories.  One Caveat Before You Begin Writing About Your Immigrant […]

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Stop Being Afraid of Writing Your Life Story

Writing your personal story is THE MOST important aspect of family history, yet few people do it. Are you afraid of writing your life story? Do you worry the effort is not worth the time? Writing your life story can be therapeutic. The process of writing our stories help us understand ourselves and our family […]

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How to Preserve the Treasures in Your Home

When you preserve the treasures in your home and the homes of your loved ones, you magnify the depth of your family history. Family history and genealogy research are incomplete without personal stories. Writing personal history might stop you in your tracks and suck the fun out of your genealogy journey. However, if you look […]

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3 Ways to Overcome Thinking, “I Don’t Have Great Stories”

Stop telling yourself you, ‘I Don’t Have Great Stories.” If our ancestors thought that, they were wrong and so are you. Wouldn’t you give ANYTHING to have a story or two, no matter how mundane, that gave you insight into your ancestors? Well your family, immediate and extended, want your story. So start writing about […]

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How to Set Up A File to Write About Your Ancestors

Writing makes you a better researcher in genealogy, but how can you set yourself up for success? If you set up your files in such a way you’re ready to write as you make new discoveries about your ancestor, you will be better prepared to not only write but also have your content nearly formatted […]

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Record Love Stories Worth Remembering
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Record the Love Stories That Are Worth Remembering

Roses, chocolates, romantic getaways, and jewelry often top the list for expressions of the heart in love stories and romance movies. However, I have great-grandparents that exemplify true, lasting love – no merchandise required. Their story is worth recording, as are the love stories in your family history. Evaline Was Previously Engaged To understand George […]

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Why Write a Family History if No One Wants to Read it?

Have you ever thought about writing a family history? Do you fear that no one will want to read it? You are not alone, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing a family history. Many of you have asked me at conferences, emails, and other social media this one question, “Why write a family history […]

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