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CamScanner – RootsTech

One of the RootsTech sessions I wish I could have attended was on genealogy apps for smartphones.  unfortunately, I was an ‘at home’ attendee.  Luckily, there was a very healthy twitter stream from those who were actually in attendance.  One … Continue reading

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Geotagging with Google Maps

Even though I couldn’t attend RootsTech, I was inspired with several great ideas for family history.  One was using Google Maps to geotag family history locations and then share it with my family. It’s really simple to set up and … Continue reading

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Prepping to teach FamilySearch/New FamilySearch class

I’m finalizing my preparation for a class I’m teaching this weekend on NFS & FamilySearch.  Had a great turnout last month and hoping for another good group.  I love helping people discover features that are less than obvious within the … Continue reading

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FamilySearch YouTube Channel

Another great find from those tweeting at Rootstech.   FamilySearch has it’s own YouTube channel.  From the videos they’ve got posted, it looks like they just started posting in Oct 2010, but more than half were posted in 2011. You … Continue reading

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RootsTech-Day 1

I’ve spent the morning monitoring Rootstech from home.  Despite being rather jealous of all those able to attend, I’m grateful to able to check in as my schedule permits.  The opening Keynote addresses this morning were really good.  It was … Continue reading

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Local Histories

Ancestry Learning Center has a great piece about how to use (and especially verify) information from a local history.  I think the idea applies equally to published family histories.  These volumes can contain a wealth of information, but the memories of those … Continue reading

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A new effort in passing along family history help

I’ve tried over the last few years to pass along things I’ve learned about doing family history research in different ways.  I’m hopeful that this will prove a reliable way to share what I’ve learned with friends, family, and others. … Continue reading

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