How to Keep Old Photos Safe

Family History, Photography By July 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Photos are something we cherish. They provide a glimpse into the past, and help us remember what time might have us forget. So, when an old photo is found, how can it best be preserved to keep the memories it represents safe? There’s a couple of ways…

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Family History for Kids

Family Fun, Family History By July 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Involving our families in family history can sometimes be a challenge, especially for children. However, the great thing about genealogy work is that it can be approached from so many different angles. Create a fun environment where family history for kids becomes fun

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Small Moments – Enjoying Life

Family Fun By July 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

With the endless parade of work, school, soccer practice, meal making, cleaning, and so on, sometimes we can get so wrapped up in having a life that we forget to live. How do we step back and ensure that we are enjoying life while caring for ourselves and those around us?

Caring for other people and finding happiness doesn’t require lots of money. The greatest impressions we leave on those around us (and ourselves) are made of millions of small moments each day. To better enjoy life we can collect the right moments.

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How to Accurately Cite Sources

Family History By July 10, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

While researching family history, it’s important to cite your sources. Learning how to accurately cite sources will save you, and other researches, valuable time. Source citing gives everyone the opportunity to go back and double check where you’re getting your information so that it can be established as fact.

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Hosting Your Family (History) Reunion

Family Fun, Family History By July 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Family reunion season is here! If you haven’t already started a list of attendees, there are a number of services out there that will allow you to keep track of your family and guests (we like to use Eventbrite). But we aren’t here to tell you where the family reunion should be held or what food should be served (although we have some ideas regarding this last subject below). We do however have some very fun ways to get your entire family involved with your family’s history.

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Family Fun – Painting Pet Rocks

Family Fun By July 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

With the world swimming in summer sunshine, it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoor crafts! If you’re looking for some creative ways to spend time with your kids this summer, try painting pet rocks.

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The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources

Family History By June 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

When recording your family history, you’ll want the most accurate information available to you. After all, what you discover will sculpt your own history, as well as the history of those who use your research as a spring board to learn more about their own. Information is most accurate when it’s learned from a primary source, as opposed to a secondary or even tertiary source. To know the difference between primary and secondary sources, check the lists below.

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