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Personal Library Apps for Genealogists

Got a huge collection of genealogy books, as well as other books and movies? It might be time to consider using a personal library app to keep track of them. In the September 2016 Family Tree Magazine, my article in the

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Build Your FamilySearch Tree Tutorial

If you’re looking for a place to house your family tree online, consider the FamilySearch Family Tree. This tool on the free genealogy giant website FamilySearch.org lets you build your family tree as part of a world tree, which allows

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A Year in the Life of a Freelance Writer and Editor

Last year, I wrote a blog post about the projects I worked on the prior year because I often get asked, “So you’re a freelancer. What do you really do?” This year, I’m continuing this new tradition of taking a

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Alumni Magazine Writing: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

In the latest Mount Mary Magazine, the alumnae magazine for Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, I was asked to seek out research about the value of a liberal arts education and showcase in a magazine feature article how this particular institution

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Summertime Fun at Living History Destinations

One of the most memorable summer vacations from my childhood was a family trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. We got to see battle re-enactments and learn about bayonets. We played 1700s-era children’s games. We tried to churn butter. We

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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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