Are you an adoptee looking for your biological parents? Maybe you're helping an adoptee or you have someone in your family tree who was adopted. In each case, you might have tested with the various DNA companies and have a slew of results but you're stymied with what to do next. I'm currently helping my adopted sister, Nancy, locate her biological father. Years ago I helped her find her bio mother using traditional genealogy sleuthing. This time around, with all the clues exhausted, we turned to DNA. In doing so, I've discovered some tips I'll be sharing with you. I'm...
Today Diana presented at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference about Mind Mapping. Here is a link to view her presentation on google slides: Look at Your Family in a Whole New Way: With a Mind Map Questions from the class: Can you use Google's MindMup 2.0 with an iPad? I'm not sure. I couldn't find any mobile apps for MindMup, and their tagline is "free online mind mapping," so that makes me think that it works on web browsers. Please share in the comments if you are able to use www.MindMup.com with your iOS web browser. Can I...
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 waste a lot of time in the process. I recently decided to try mind mapping a research project just to see how it would work for me. How did it work? Keep reading and I'll fill you in. My mind mapping journey began with Peg...
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