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Caroline Pointer
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Attended Texas A&M University, Class of 1994
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Genealogy & Family History Research Coach, Writer, Blogger, In2Genealogy Columnist for Shades of the Departed, & Texas Aggie.
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As a genealogist, a family historian, a writer, and a blog author, I've been blogging stories about my ancestors since 2009 on Family Stories. Additionally, I've been having epic results combining family history, genealogy, technology, research services, tutorials, and videos on my blog 4YourFamilyStory.com.


When I'm not blogging about dead people, coaching others on how to use technology to find dead people, or researching other people’s dead people, I can usually be found in an antique store searching for letters, post cards, tickets, photos, books, etc. once owned by people who are now dead. 


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Wife, mother, genealogist, personal historian, dog & cat owner [or they own me], chauffeur, doctor/nurse, counselor, teacher, basketball team equipment/uniform manager, and the list goes on. Oh well, you get the picture...
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  • Texas A&M University, Class of 1994
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Three cities. Countless stories. Tune in tomorrow at 8/7c for the Season 2 premiere of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW.
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Societies, get ready for the new year!

#genealogy   #society   #management  
Get ready for the new year! 2015 is almost here. You've got new board members, and lots of great ideas from your members. How do your old bylaws stand up to all these shiny new developments? Is it time to dust them off and se...
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You can still find a society while wearing an ugly Christmas sweater.

Genealogy societies have many varied resources which can help you with your family history. Find a society today using FGS' Society Hall. >>> http://buff.ly/1Dnbi7A

#UglyChristmasSweater #findasociety #genealogy
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Join us tonight as we talk with Kim and Josh about the FGS 2015 Conference, the FGS Cruise, and more! We'll also learn more about Josh's presentations for FGS 2015 and which one is his favorite!

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Join us for a monthly HOA focusing on the FGS 2015 conference scheduled for February 11–14, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. December guests will be FGS 2015 Conference Co-chairs, Kim Harrison and D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS. 

Selecting "yes" or "maybe" will automatically add this event to your Google calendar. 

#FGS2015 #genealogy #familyhistory
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The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) has an open contract for a web developer and administrator beginning in January 2015. The contract is responsible for delivering, building, and maintaining web-based systems for ...
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Captured some great reads and tips this week...

#genealogy  #familytree #5ReadsFriday
Here is our quick round up of genealogy news that trended this week on social media — a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Get in the know for the weekend with these 5 reads from FGS: Top Seven Free Canadian Genealogy ...
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The winery in Valencia which makes wine in 300 year old amphoras. Each one holds 1000 litres and they have 30 amphoras of 3000 litres. All are buried in the floor of the cave. A special place to visit and they make some great wine. #wine   #Valencia   #holidays   #foodtours   #España   #Spain   #taste  
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Stop fighting over me, I love you both!

Watching the latest round of gotcha between Google and Amazon, I am starting to feel like a step-child caught in the middle of divorcing parents. I understand that if Google gives Amazon an in, it would allow them to grow their Amazon app store user base on the back of Google Play. I understand that Amazon is trying to widen its product base and sees Google as its Goliath to slay.

But, they both need to come to terms with the reality that we are a society of multiple platform, multiple device users. Many people walk around with an Amazon Fire tablet, a Google Chromebook, and an Apple iPhone. Stop requiring that we choose sides. It frustrates your user base, makes lemming-like fan boys, and pits family members against each other. 

At the end of the day, I want to be able to watch my Amazon Prime Instant Video on my Nexus 7 tablet. It doesn't mean I prefer one over the other. It means that right now, these are the tools I am using. In 6 months or a year, when it comes time to replace a device or re-up a membership, I am going to make choices based on my experiences with each company, weighed against the other products/choices in the marketplace.

Hey Google and Amazon, is that so hard to understand? 

#TechColdWar   #AmazonPrime   #Google   #scrediblepost  
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New issue of FORUM is out!

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Latest issue of FGS' FORUM is now available. How are you keeping track of all your DNA test results? DNA Testing for genealogy has become a very popular tool to help you with your family history research. However, handling...
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Who can resist a title with skeletons in it...especially when it involves genealogy?
Here is our quick roundup of interesting tidbits from the genealogy community that trended this week on social media — a smattering of this and a smattering of that. Get in the know for the weekend with these 5 reads from FGS...
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