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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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Writing about the past to move forward (Tethered to the Past Part 2)

Writing about the past to move forward (Tethered to the Past Part 2)

When to let go
Connections to the past matter. A lot. But sometimes sadness, hurt, and anger about the past becomes baggage. Carrying those suitcases around make traveling forward more cumbersome and emotionally expensive. Sometimes we have to emotionally let go of past events to keep a healthy relationship with the present and future. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, writing about more…

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Guest Post: Hope after Suicide

Guest Post: Hope after Suicide

I’m excited to have author Wendy Parmley share her insight with Treasure Chest of Memories readers. Wendy is an advocate for suicide prevention as well as for the support of loved ones left behind after a suicide. In this post, along with sharing her story of finding hope after suicide, she also opens up about the roles of her faith more…

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How Are You Tethered to the Past? Part 1

How Are You Tethered to the Past? Part 1

Tethers or connections? The past is an integral part of our future. When we write memoirs, memories, or histories that create a positive connection with the past, it grounds us. When the past colors our existence to the point that the present and future are drained of reason, it’s a tether to be broken–or at least loosened up a bit.
How more…

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Finding Beauty in the Scars

Finding Beauty in the Scars

Traditionally, beauty is something flawless and unmarred. However, when it comes to writing your stories, such perfection is boring. (That’s why I avoid it at all costs!) Telling meaningful stories is a process of finding beauty in the scars and sharing it with others.

We have a natural tendency to cover our scars. Perhaps it comes from our need to protect more…

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