Preserving Family History

The following articles are about Preserving Family History

Interviewing Survivors and Liberators of World War II

Author - Jennifer M. Alford
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

15 Fabulous Themes for Your Next Family Reunion

Author - Lisa Alzo
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

Collaborate on Family History and Watch What Happens

Author - Jennifer Holik
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

Publish Your Family History Without Being Overwhelmed

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

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

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

Where Did This Stuff Come From: Acquisition and Provenance

Author - Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana
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

Interviewing the Reluctant Relative

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

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

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

Appraise Your Family History Like an Archivist

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

Remembering Grandma: Sharing Stories of Your Female Ancestors

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

Five Easy Ways to Preserve and Share Family Recipes and Traditions

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

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

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

Write Your Life Story

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

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

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

Family History Interviews: FAQ

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

The Gremlin, The Machine And The Quest

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

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

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

Do It Yourself Genealogy: Leaving A Written Legacy

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

Breathe Life Into Your Ancestor's Story

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

Spring Clean Your Genealogy: Six Steps to Getting Started

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

Get Organized: Basic Forms For Beginning Genealogists

Author - Carolyn L. Barkley
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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