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
Sometimes a project will come along that affects us deeply, that reminds us yet again why we do this. Working closely with families to preserve their stories gives us a window into family dynamics--sometimes poignant, often hilarious. Each family has their own special dance to which only they know the steps.Read More
If you don't "prune" your family history assets, the sheer volume of them will obscure the "fruit" that is worth keeping. Without care and pruning, you could lose the whole "tree."Read More
"Have in your houses nothing you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." I was recently explaining to a client how to pare down the hundreds of potential photos she had set aside to put in her family history book. It struck me then that Morris' advice could also apply when choosing what photos and keepsakes.Read More