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Missing the Rest of the Story

Missing the Rest of the Story

Readers complain when they finish a book and the author hasn’t provided them with a series. They want to know how life continues for the characters. But that’s not the only time we’re missing the rest of the story. We miss it every time a stranger waltzes into our lives and touches us in some way, then quickly exits.

I used more…

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Setting -- And Sometimes Even Keeping -- Goals and Resolutions

Setting -- And Sometimes Even Keeping -- Goals and Resolutions

As I hear complaints that the gym parking lot is too full and watch my friend fill her grocery cart with kale, I marvel at the magic of January. The benevolent mass hysteria of setting goals and resolutions seems to hold such power. At first.

It’s not the date, per se. The Times Square ball dropping, like the proverbial shoe dropping more…

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Meet me at RootsTech 2015

Meet me at RootsTech 2015

This February I’ll finally be attending the RootsTech and FGS conferences in Salt Lake City. Better yet, I’m a presenter. My session is Blogging Your Research, Memories, and Family History. But more about that later.

Here’s why you should meet me there if you can.
RootsTech is Beginner Friendly:
RootsTech wisely recognizes and caters to two types of beginners: family history beginners and more…

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Breaking through Writer's Block: Where to Find Inspiration

Breaking through Writer's Block: Where to Find Inspiration

I’m often asked, “Where do you recommend people start when they’re recording their memories.”

Sometimes, however, it’s not the starting that’s the issue. At the beginning, with a little brainstorming, ideas come down like the proverbial cats and dogs in a rainstorm. Then they don’t. That’s the problem. You encounter the “What do I write?” blues.

Breaking through writer’s block is important. more…

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Why Pinterest is Great for Family Historians

Why Pinterest is Great for Family Historians

Pinterest—the social media “pinning” site, is often overlooked by genealogy buffs. That’s a mistake. Whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist, Pinterest is great for family historians. If you spend any time on social media, consider this one.
What all the Pinterest hoopla is about
Pinterest’s popularity initially soared with the wedding planning and recipe crowd. However, the rest of the world more…

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Data Backup Solutions: Put One on your Holiday Wish-List

Data Backup Solutions: Put One on your Holiday Wish-List

My November was rudely interrupted by a hard drive crash. Luckily, I had backed up my laptop on a regular basis, but not quite regularly enough. Please, learn from my mistakes and luck. Whether you’re writing or researching your family tree, have a data backup plan and follow it religiously.

PC Magazine compares backing up data with flossing. And they’re right. more…

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