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Get Organized: 3 Tips for Genealogists

Writing the article “9 Habits of Highly Organized Genealogists” for Family Tree Magazine’s September 2014 issue gave me a chance to review the ways I organize my genealogy files. I asked myself: How can I improve my genealogy file organization?

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Photo Coaster Family History Craft Project

While writing an article on family history craft projects for Family Tree Magazine, I came across several awesome examples of how to create tile photo coasters to display family photos. After being inspired by The Frugal Girls and Oopsey Daisey

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Writing is Easy. Why Do I Need to Hire Someone?

Writing is a basic skill we learn in school, so many times businesses think all writing should be done in-house. Writing is easy, isn’t it? Well, not all writing is easy. And not all writing is top-quality or delivers the

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Genealogy Road Trip Tips for Visiting Cemeteries

Earlier this year, I wrote an article on tips for genealogy road trips for Family Tree Magazine’s July/August 2014 issue. I got to talk with staff at top destinations for genealogists around the country, and we gathered great advice from

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Best Blogs for Freelance Writing Newbies

When I first started freelancing I turned to blogs of men and women who had “been there, done that” to get advice on starting my freelance business. Today, I continue to read many of these blogs to stay inspired and

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For Mother’s Day: Lessons Learned From My Grandmother

Grandmas are the best. At least my grandma was. She died last year after a brief, unexpected illness. Until the day she died, she was full of spirit and was physically fit enough she could touch the floor with the

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New Hope for Young Cancer Patients

Dr. Nicole Longo, internist and onco-fertility point person at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Philadelphia, says throughout her career she has started to see a new trend: her patients are getting younger and the kinds of cancers

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New University Research Findings on Causes of Autism in Children

Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in 88 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But unfortunately, not a lot is known about what causes autism. That’s where university researchers come in.

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