Feeling a little bogged down with your genealogy research? Need a fun project for the summer that just might have the added bonus of helping break down a brick wall? Try creating a timeline for your family. I had finished writing the report for my first generation of my accreditation project, but I lacked any […]
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Do you need to inject some life into your next family reunion? You might want to try adding an “Amazing Race” element. In today’s guest post, Ann Jeppson, shares ideas that you could adapt for your next family adventure. – Diana by Ann Jeppson My father’s family has lived in Lehi, Utah for four generations, so […]
Do you need a laugh-out-loud kind of book for your summer reading? You might want to give Funny in Farsi: A Memoir about Growing up Iranian in America a try. In honor of fathers everywhere, this Family Locket Book Club selection for June is a hilarious look at author Firoozeh Dumas’ Iranian family and their adventures adjusting […]
How much do you know about the military service of your family members? Do you wonder about the events that shaped their lives? How can you honor their sacrifice? In the next few weeks we have several opportunities to consider their part in preserving our country’s freedom: Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. Like most World […]
Have you considered becoming an Accredited Genealogist (AG)? Ever wondered about the process or what you can do to start preparing? In January I wrote about setting a goal to become an AG and it’s time for an update on my progress. Accreditation is through The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Their website […]
I’m excited to announce that Nicole and I have been invited as official bloggers to Brigham Young University’s Conference on Family History & Genealogy held July 26th -29th. Whether you’re looking for a way to boost your family history knowledge, get inspired to tackle your next project, or just need to kick start your efforts, […]
Are you a visual learner? When you’re sorting out your family history research do you often resort to drawing little diagrams on paper to help you make sense of what have and don’t have? When faced with a difficult research problem, I have often done the drawing thing, only to have to erase, redraw, and […]
Have you ever wondered why you are asked to type a reason statement every time you change information or add a source to the FamilySearch (FS) Family Tree? Are you a genealogist frustrated with the collaborative aspect of FS Family Tree because others can change your information? If yes, read on. I teach a beginner’s class during […]
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