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Devon Lee
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I am a big fan of Genealogy Tip of the Day and have followed this blog for several years. In this post, I gathered a few of my favorite tips related to Basic Genealogy. #genealogybasics   #genealogy  
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Scrapbooking with 70s era photos is so difficult; however, I decided to add a punch of color to emphasize the vibrancy of San Antonio, Texas (even in the 70s) where my family went on vacation. 

What layouts have you created with 70s era photos and bold scrapbook elements? Would you share a link in the comments?
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It's time once again for examining Townsends in Franklin County, Ohio. Are you related? #genealogy   #onenameplacestudy   #FranklinCountyOhio  
It's once again time to investigate the Townsends of Franklin County, Ohio in an effort to find relatives of William James Townsend who was born around 1842 in Franklin County, Ohio. The next individual listed 1880 US Census ...
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I've shared simple ways I have written about the dash between the dates. Here's a brief recap and a question... did you start?
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Finding Cousins is all the rage and I discovered that RootsMagic made it easier for me to expand my family tree.  Let me know what you think.
I have used RootsMagic for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The program is making finding cousins a bit easier for me as well. Many programs are trying to help people who want to find more than their dir...
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+Wayne Kurtz I wish I could answer that question for you. I am a RootsMagic fan, not a paid expert. I hope someone will be able to tell you the comparison.
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Surely someone will know how to conduct asylum research, so I'm sharing this here. The Ohio state asylum was opened in 1875. Two Townsend men were listed in the facility in the 1880 Census. Without the 1890 Census, I can not tell if they remained in the asylum longer. Any one have ideas? #ideaswanted   #asylumresearch   #Townsends   #Ohio  
The hunt for ancestors continues with the fourth and fifth of 15 heads of households named in the 1880 US Census with the last name Townsend in Franklin, County. Today is a two-for-one post as the two men listed aren't actual...
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+Rob Boudreau . I had tried to make the leap back to 1870 but I wasn't sure if there was enough correlation. Thanks for your efforts. I'll keep this in mind.
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As a local family history consultant, I have encountered a patron with a big challenge. I'd love to know what you would do to council this person with very little genealogy skills find successes. #findtaketeach   #howdoIdothat   #familyesarch   #familyhistoryconsultants  

Feel free to comment directly on my blog or here in this feed. 
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I find there are many errors and omissions in the data for my own ancestors, in the FamilySearch collective tree.    The first thing I would do is see how well documented everyone of her ancestors are.
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DISCUSSION DESIRED:

I have a number of emails/notes/letters that I have collected over the years regarding my research. These letters generally state individuals personal knowledge  about their relatives (sometimes the information is second hand).

Questions: 
1. Would you include these notes on FamilySearch?
2. Where would you include them (Memories-Documents, Memories-Stories, Notes)?
3. Would you include the person's contact information that provided the information? 

Keep in mind that I realize for some families this could be begging for problems. However, there are two situations that I'm thinking this applies to:

1. Person detailing their parents, aunts, uncles and cousins 
2. Societies where documents are few and far between... but oral tradition survives.

I'm interested what you would do and what you would avoid. 
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Okay, now that makes more sense. That's an intense projet +Jack Coffee . Best of luck
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After the exhausting photo shoot today, I have this bit of advice to share... if you're just learning photography or getting back into your hobby, don't start with sparkly or reflective jewelry. Please pick something much easier to photograph!!! You'll be glad you did!!!
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Writing the first drat of a family narrative can be difficult. I have endeavored to share the simple steps I've followed to make such a project come to life. How about you? Were the tips helpful? What other ideas do you have? Did you start writing your family  
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Nice article.  I totally agree with your statement: "The hardest part of writing your family's story is getting started."  I'm not afraid to admit there are plenty of days where I dread writing anything.  But one the flow of the keyboard starts going, the rest isn't as bad.  -Joe
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If you ever need help with FamilySearch or family history in general, you can find help from family history consultants at Family History Centers around the world! Ask them, they can help you. 
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Wayne, thanks for the support of this article and the family history volunteers anxious and willing to help.
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Need help finding cousins? Use RootsMagic with FamilySearch and MyHeritage. You'll be glad you did. #RootsMagic   #genealogytips   #findingcousins   #FamilySearch  
I have used RootsMagic for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The program is making finding cousins a bit easier for me as well. Many programs are trying to help people who want to find more than their dir...
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You want to add these to the Roots Magic Program?
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Home Educator, Genealogist, Scrabpooker
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managing a home, raising my kids, researching my ancestors, telling my ancestral stories., public speaking
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Home educator and patient genealogist
Introduction
I love three things: genealogy, scrapbooking, and my family. Okay, I love more, but the major point of this blog is to share my genealogy research and how I take that research and turn it into something my children can enjoy.

I am a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business and a minor in journalism. I have been doing family history work since the 90's.


Bragging rights
married in the Dallas Texas Temple, married to the cutest Aggie I know, raising five wonderful children, wrote two books, visiting the ancestral home in Ontario, cooks dinners once a month
Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Marketing, 1996 - 1999
    Graduated with a business degree in marketing and a minor in journalism.
  • Blinn College
    General Studies, 1994 - 1996
    Graduated with my Associates Degree. Served as color guard co-captain in the fall of 1995. Was a scholarship recipient for oboe and flag twirling throughout 1994. Made the All-State Junior College Band.
  • Kempner High School
    High School, 1994
    Graduated cum laude. Served as color guard co-captain for three years. Played oboe for four.
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