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Family ChartMasters Announces New Ownership

I've watched this amazing company grow over the last twenty years  into something really special that fills a big need in the genealogy industry.  Along the way, I befriended the owners and they have become an important part of my life and my own family history journey. ...

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Spring Cleaning - Family History Style

After a long winter, it's time for a little spring cleaning.  So, take a break from prepping your garden, deep cleaning your house, and shampooing the carpets in your car.  Here are five tips to spruce up your online family tree and get it ready for a productive...

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Three Simple Ways to Keep That RootsTech Energy Going

If you were there in person, you know how much you missed.  If you participated virtually, there's more to learn. If you didn't get to RootsTech at all in 2023, it's not too late.

There was so much to see and do at RootsTech for those who were there in person - and even for those of you...

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Love Your Lineage - a new family history podcast

Since 2011, I have ended every episode of The Barefoot Genealogist with the tag line, "Have fun climbing your family tree."  For me, whether I am making discoveries fast and furious or beating my head against a brick wall, the process has always been a pursuit I have enjoyed,...

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When Was the Last Time You Printed Your Family Tree?

Every year I print my family tree and hang it up where I can see it often. It’s like a map of the journey that I’m on. I want to know where I’ve been. I want to keep track of where I’m going. I also want to share the discoveries I’m making with my family in a natural...

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