Preserving Family History

The following articles are about Preserving Family History

Jennifer M. Alford

Interviewing Survivors and Liberators of World War II

by Jennifer M. Alford | Oct 24, 2013

Survivors and liberators of World War II are dying every day. We need to take action now to see that their stories are preserved. Read More

Lisa Alzo

15 Fabulous Themes for Your Next Family Reunion

by Lisa Alzo | Oct 1, 2013

If you've been attending reunions for many years, you might feel like you've played enough softball, pitched too many horseshoes, and need something to generate "reunion buzz." One way to create some fun is to have a theme reunion. Read More

Jennifer Holik

Collaborate on Family History and Watch What Happens

by Jennifer Holik | Jul 9, 2013

Genealogists tend to spend their research days alone or among others yet rarely speaking. It can be a solitary hobby or profession. Yet if we open our minds to collaboration, the possibilities of what can come from that are endless. Read More

Sunny McClellan Morton

Publish Your Family History Without Being Overwhelmed

by Sunny McClellan Morton | Jul 3, 2013

We are often encouraged to write our family history. So we learn to interview relatives, analyze records, write compelling narratives... Read More

Lisa Alzo

Plot Like a Pro: Three Simple Steps to Creating a Compelling Family History Narrative

by Lisa Alzo | Jun 13, 2013

"But, I'm not a professional writer." I have some good news for you: You don't have to be! Read More

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana

Where Did This Stuff Come From: Acquisition and Provenance

by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana | May 23, 2013

Being able to tell the origin of family history materials will help you (and future researchers) evaluate them and more fully understand what they mean. Read More

Sunny McClellan Morton

Interviewing the Reluctant Relative

by Sunny McClellan Morton | May 2, 2013

We often begin our family history research by asking living relatives what they know. Often they share memories and stories... Read More

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Not Just Lines on a Page: Family Trees to Display and Share

by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman | Apr 16, 2013

Genealogists love to share their research. Parents and grandparents love to share their children's works of art (even if that... Read More

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana

Appraise Your Family History Like an Archivist

by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana | Jan 3, 2013

Long before you get a box or folder of material in an archives, an archivist was hard at work performing... Read More

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Remembering Grandma: Sharing Stories of Your Female Ancestors

by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman | Dec 4, 2012

As genealogists and family historians, we want to share our family's stories. We learn about amazing individuals through our research,... Read More

Lisa Alzo

Five Easy Ways to Preserve and Share Family Recipes and Traditions

by Lisa Alzo | Nov 27, 2012

With the holiday season approaching our thoughts typically turn to sharing time and memories with family and friends. Food and... Read More

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana

What Do I Do With All Of This Stuff: The Process of Processing

by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana | Oct 30, 2012

Walking into my Granny's apartment a few days after her death, I looked around and thought, "What are we... Read More

Sunny McClellan Morton

Write Your Life Story

by Sunny McClellan Morton | Sep 17, 2012

Family historians do an amazing job of gathering facts about lives lived long ago. But sometimes we neglect to document... Read More

Lou Liberty

Knowing When To Say "No:" Small Archive To Museum Collection

by Lou Liberty | Sep 10, 2012

We all know better than to store anything of value in a basement. Even in desert areas like New Mexico,... Read More

Sunny McClellan Morton

Family History Interviews: FAQ

by Sunny McClellan Morton | Aug 7, 2012

Have you ever found a single genealogical source that's packed with family names, relationships, dates, personalities and stories? Even better,... Read More

Lou Liberty

The Gremlin, The Machine And The Quest

by Lou Liberty | Jul 24, 2012

In the tale of the Fisher King, the Grail part of the King Arthur stories, Arthur's knights fail over and... Read More

Lisa Alzo

Break That Writer's Block: Ten Tips To Tap Into Your Creative Muse

by Lisa Alzo | Jul 17, 2012

Many genealogists know all the tricks to successfully track their ancestors in online databases and paper records and have thoroughly... Read More

Pamela Abramson

Do It Yourself Genealogy: Leaving A Written Legacy

by Pamela Abramson | Jul 5, 2012

Unless we're genealogists (and even then so) we all tend to grow up with only a vague sense of our... Read More

Betty Malesky

Breathe Life Into Your Ancestor's Story

by Betty Malesky | May 3, 2012

Nearly all family researchers have one thing in common--we love doing research. Nothing equals the challenge of the hunt, the... Read More

Lisa Alzo

Spring Clean Your Genealogy: Six Steps to Getting Started

by Lisa Alzo | Jun 21, 2011

When springtime finally arrives many of us take to sprucing up our homes and yards. But it's also a good... Read More

Carolyn L. Barkley

Get Organized: Basic Forms For Beginning Genealogists

by Carolyn L. Barkley | Jul 31, 2009

A good genealogist is an organized genealogist. Consistent use of four organizational tools - pedigree charts, family group sheets, research logs and correspondence logs - will help you start out right. While many additional forms are available... Read More

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