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4 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

Uncategorized Sep 12, 2020

It’s National Grandparents Day! Celebrate and do something Grand today. Take time out and engage with another generation to discover and celebrate your family history.  

Here are 4 Activities to do with the Grandparents, today or any day!  

# 1 Wise Words -...

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Protect What’s Priceless: 8 Tips for Disaster Proofing Your Family History

Uncategorized Sep 11, 2020

Catastrophic fires are raging here in the west, while hurricanes barrel toward the gulf coast. In the news, daily stories of families who’ve lost everything, including irreplaceable family photos and keepsakes.

 

If disaster strikes, are you ready 
with a plan to save your family...

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Final Call - Season 2 Casting of Legacy List with Matt Paxton

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2020

 

We're Casting for Season 2

Legacy List with Matt Paxton is casting now for the last episode of Season 2! This is your final chance to be featured on the show.

What treasure is hiding in your basement?

Legacy List with Matt...

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The 11 Best Genealogy TV Shows for Quaran-streaming

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2020

Trying to avoid public places and coronavirus?  When you take a break for working on your genealogy,  there are a variety of great genealogy shows to chose to stream right now. All educational, inspirational, and entertaining!

I took an informal poll in my Family History...

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12 Essential Tips for Working From Home

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2020

For me, working from home is not the new normal. I've spent the majority of my career working from a home office in some capacity. For the past three years, I've exclusively worked from home, alone, and on an island. In a sense, I've been practicing self-distancing for years.

Sure there are some...

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7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Researching Your Ancestry

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2020

Researching your family history is an exciting journey. With DNA test kits and genealogical websites housing billions of searchable records, it’s never been easier to begin. But if you embark unprepared, rookie mistakes can lead to wrong turns, and suddenly your journey is a bad trip.

To...

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Family History Activities for Kids

activities kids Mar 26, 2020

Children who know their family history are more resilient and
have higher levels of self-esteem.

Are you dealing with school closures and anxious kids? A solution might be in your past. Family history isn't just educational, it has powerful emotional benefits for children. 

Emotional...

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10 Binge-Worthy Genealogy Shows

television Mar 20, 2020

When I'm not doing genealogy or talking about genealogy, you can find me watching genealogy on TV! Here are eight of my favorite binge-worthy genealogy shows and why you should watch them. Tune-in for tips and inspiration.

1. Finding Your Roots

Using records and DNA, Henry Louis Gates Jr....

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Must-Have Genealogy Tools for Family Historians

gifts resources Mar 20, 2020

I surveyed hundreds of genealogists and family historians to find their favorite products and services. The essential must haves, and the things that make their research and life just a tiny bit easier.

The following products are the perfect combo of brilliant, practical and some are...

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Her Mayflower Moment - Are you a Mayflower descendant?

mayflower Mar 09, 2020

My client grew up hearing she was a Mayflower descendent. They had a framed family tree, but no documentation. I researched her roots, and it turns out the story was TRUE!

I confirmed her lineage to these six Mayflower passengers: 

  • Robert Bartlett
  • William Brewster
  • Love Brewster
  • William...
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