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Worth repeating: How not to label a photo

15 September 2017 | Comments [0] »

I wrote this post in 2013 and came across it again today. I think the advice is still good. Even if you’re working with digital, not printed, photos, creating good labels (in the metadata) is a good practice. It makes the photos much more valuable for generations to come.

I blogged over at Organize Your Family History about the importance of labeling photos while the information is fresh in your mind. It’s also important to make the labels meaningful.

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It's Organize Your Home Office Day!

14 March 2017 | Comments [0] »

I don’t know who’s in charge of designating these national “holidays” but I’m happy that today is Organize Your Home Office Day. (I’m less enthused about ones like Frozen Food Day, which was March 6, according to the Days of the Year website.)

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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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Worth repeating: Regifting

6 October 2014 | Comments [0] »

I know from working with clients that people have a very difficult time parting with items that were a gift.

When this comes up with clients, I always urge them to ask themselves whether the gift giver would want them to keep an item that they don’t use or love. (Usually the answer is no.) Then I encourage them to give the item to someone else. That someone else could be a stranger (via a charity) or someone they know.

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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 not to label a photo

13 December 2013 | Comments [0] »

I blogged over at Organize Your Family History about the importance of labeling photos while the information is fresh in your mind. It’s also important to make the labels meaningful.

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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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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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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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