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Interested in genealogy? Check out my new Orderly Roots guides!

22 October 2015 | Comments [0] »

As regular readers of this blog know, I’m a genealogy enthusiast. I love genealogy so much—and so enjoy organizing my genealogy research—that three years ago I created a blog called Organize Your Family History.

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My genealogy blog turns 3!

15 June 2015 | Comments [0] »

On June 14, 2012, I started Organize Your Family History, a blog that marries my love for organizing with my love for genealogy research. I’m really enjoying writing this blog, because it helps me (and, I hope, others) get past the overwhelmed feeling that genealogy can sometimes generate. It also helps me think about how I can organize my research to keep me more focused and happy.

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The power of planning

7 April 2014 | Comments [2] »

I’m leaving today for Independence, Missouri, to do research at the Midwest Genealogy Center, part of the Mid-Continent Public Library. I’ve been doing almost all of my genealogy research at home on my computer and I’ve decided it’s time to branch out and look for documents not available on the internet.

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Tracing my roots: Why I love genealogy research

5 April 2014 | Comments [5] »

Like millions of others around the world, I love doing family history research. Sometimes friends will ask what is it about genealogy that turns me on so much. I think it boils down to this:

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Worth repeating: Finding time to do the things you love

24 March 2014 | Comments [2] »

I wrote this post in July of 2012 and it still rings true. When the fun or rewarding parts of life become just aspirations, rather than reality, we miss out. The special project that I referred to at the end of this post was my blog, Organize Your Family History that I debuted that summer. It has provided lots of motivation for me to pursue my genealogy research!

For more than ten years, I’ve been interested in doing family history research. I would dip my toe in the water every now and then, but would get overwhelmed and withdraw it. Mostly, I just didn’t feel I had the time to do it properly. So I didn’t do it at all.

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How I'm using Springpad

24 February 2014 | Comments [0] »

For the last three months, I’ve been using (and enjoying) Springpad, the personal-organizer app. I’ve accessed it daily, either from my desktop, iPad or iPhone (often all three in the course of day). I wanted to share here how I’m using it and why I like it so much.

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My genealogy blog's one year anniversary

14 June 2013 | Comments [0] »

A year ago today, I posted my first post on Organize Your Family History. I’d purchased the domain some years before and finally figured what to do with it.

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Help for organizing your genealogy

12 April 2013 | Comments [0] »

Ten months ago, on June 14, 2012, I started a second blog, Organize Your Family History. It emerged from my interest in genealogy research and my desire to find a way to integrate my passion for this hobby with my organizing business. (One way I’ve done that is to introduce The Heirloom Explorer package

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First steps in getting started with family history research

10 September 2012 | Comments [0] »

As I’ve mentioned here before, I’ve been lucky enough to finally have the time to pursue one of my interests, family history research.

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App of the week: Reunion

20 July 2012 | Comments [0] »

As I revealed earlier this week, I’m really getting into my genealogy research. Exploring my family history is loads of fun and, so far, I’ve been able to do most of it sitting at my computer.

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My new blog: Organize Your Family History

17 July 2012 | Comments [0] »

Last week, I wrote blogged about making time for the things you love and I mentioned that the thing I’m finding time for is family history research.

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Finding time to do the things that you love

12 July 2012 | Comments [0] »

For more than ten years, I’ve been interested in doing family history research. I would dip my toe in the water every now and then, but would get overwhelmed and withdraw it. Mostly, I just didn’t feel I had the time to do it properly. So I didn’t do it at all.

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Find your family members on the 1940 U.S. Census

30 May 2012 | Comments [0] »

A census of the United States population has been conducted every year since 1790. The census results are full of great information, both on the population in general and on individual residents.

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