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Taking time out for fun

19 October 2017 | Comments [0] »

I love doing genealogy research. (If you’d like to know more about that, check out my blog Organize Your Family History.) I’ve actually created a habit of doing research every day, first thing in the morning. I haven’t missed a day since August 1—which especially pleases me because I took a week-long trip during that time.

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Worth repeating: Finding time to feed your soul

20 July 2017 | Comments [0] »

I wrote this post in 2014 and I’m happy to report that I’ve managed to make doing genealogy research part of my morning routine so I’ve succeeded in finding time to feed my soul. If there’s something beneficial you’d like to start doing regularly, this post might help you find a way to find time.

I love doing genealogy research. It’s a fairly big part of my life—I blog twice weekly (most weeks) at my genealogy blog, Organize Your Family History, so I actually think about my family research quite a lot.

But I don’t actually research as often as I’d like. And that’s a shame, because researching my family history feeds my soul.

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Recap of my 30-day challenges

17 July 2017 | Comments [2] »

Back on June 1, I wrote about the power of the 30-day challenge and created an ambitious list of eight things I wanted to do every day for 30 days.

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The power of the 30-day challenge

1 June 2017 | Comments [3] »

There’s something about the first day of the month that makes me want to make 30-day commitments. So this morning, I created a list of things I intend to do each day for the 30 days of June. In the interest of public accountability, I’ll post them here:

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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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Finding the time to feed your soul

17 October 2014 | Comments [0] »

I love doing genealogy research. It’s a fairly big part of my life—I blog twice weekly (most weeks) at my genealogy blog, Organize Your Family History, so I actually think about my family research quite a lot.

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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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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 exciting partnership with Springpad!

6 January 2014 | Comments [0] »

As part of its Operation Organization campaign this month, Springpad is partnering with an elite list of organization professionals to launch exclusive, customized Springpad notebooks that include ideas, information and recommendations from these experts. You can find all of the notebooks at

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Help for inherited items

1 February 2013 | Comments [0] »

I love doing genealogy research. (If you haven’t already, please check out my other blog, Organize Your Family History.) Perhaps as a byproduct of this hobby, I’m fascinated with inherited items.

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On my reading list

2 January 2013 | Comments [0] »

I’ve accumulated a few books I keep meaning to read and write about here. But even though I had loads of indoor time over the holidays, I still haven’t cracked them. It’s not for lack of interest, I promise.

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My new blogging schedule

7 August 2012 | Comments [0] »

Since April 24, I’ve been blogging here five days a week. At that time, I made a 30-day commitment to blog daily. That was 105 days ago and haven’t missed a Monday through Friday post, except for Memorial Day.

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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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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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My latest diversion: Who Do You Think You Are?

27 May 2011 | Comments [0] »

I love genealogy research. I think it’s fascinating and am trying to create more time to pursue it. (I dug into a few years back but haven’t taken much time with it in recent years.)

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Searching for my roots

27 January 2009 | Comments [0] »

A few years back, my parents and my aunt gave me some information on family history that distant cousins had uncovered. I was intrigued. So I hopped online and started searching around.

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