When we first met Jim Morrison at the UGA Family History conference last April, he was interested in having us create a book about his wife's family. We were fascinated as he described some of the history his father-in-law, Robert "Rip" Young, a two-star brigadier general in the US Army.Read More
In February 2016, we launched a Daily Writing Challenge to encourage everyone to begin a daily habit of writing, for at least 15 minutes a day. The goal was to have a collection of stories about your life (or that of a loved one) in rough form by the end of 2016.
If you missed out on the Daily Writing Challenge, here is the self-guided version in a handy free e-book now available for download.Read More
Google Photos has free unlimited storage and some really cool features. But what's the catch? Should I be using it to store and share my family history photos?Read More
Writing a memoir or autobiography is a daunting, overwhelming task, one that requires hours/days/years of uninterrupted time. Not to mention a degree in English. And a trust fund so you can quit your day job.
It doesn't have to be that way. Writing a story can be really quite simple, like washing your hair. Three simple steps: Lather, rinse, repeat.Read More
Here are our top five reasons to visit the RootsTech 2017 Conference this year, even if (especially if) you are not that "into" genealogy. Also, a chance to win a free RootsTech 2017 4-day pass!Read More
When my wonderful mother-in-law Joyce Taylor turned 90 this summer, Tom's sister and her daughters had a great idea for celebrating her birthday -- a neighborhood parade!
We also created a tribute book to celebrate her life. Here's how we did it.Read More
If you haven't been, or don't know about the RootsTech conference, let me introduce you.Read More
Some projects grab us emotionally more than others. This was one of those projects that left me weeping over my keyboard. And that inspired me to try to be a better human.Read More