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Lynn Palermo
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How many of these excuses are you using? 
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All to many until last year I just did it!
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Lynn Palermo
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What do you use to edit your work? I share with you my editing program. Be sure to get in on our contest to give it a try. 
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Victoria's Books announces a new book called: "I Remember Momma"  by Victoria Malyurek on http://www.amazon.com
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deborah richardson

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I have always loved stories from the past.  Even as a kid, I had a wild imagination and  loved to imagine people who had  great or terrible adventures..... all from things such as an unpaid electric bill stuck in the bricks o...
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With the Writing Challenge in full swing and RootsTech over, I have pondered greatly whether I'm doing enough. May you not look beyond the mark of your efforts to write this month or in the months to come. #inspiration   #writingfamilyhistory  
Inspiration to sustain me as a mother, home educator, and family historian was on my mind today. My desire to inspire family, friends, church members, and complete strangers to be involved in the conscious preservation of the...
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Thought folks might be interested in this. 
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I wish they'd create a G+ community and do away with the mailing list. It's much easier to keep up with conversations here.
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Diane Tolley

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Amy Johnson Crow

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Trying to plan ahead for the #52Ancestors Challenge? The February optional themes have just been posted.
It looks like the themes really helped in the first two weeks of 2015! It's not too early to start thinking about which ancestors you'd like to write about next month. So, to spark some ideas, here...
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The Family History Writing Challenge begins again in February for our 5th year. Will you be joining us? 
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Excited to be joining this year! I've been recording family history stories for four years now. Happy to find others who share my passion!
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Where family historians gather to exchange ideas, news, struggles and successes in their journey to writing and publishing their family history.

deborah richardson

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Memories of my favorite house and first research project of old houses/genealogy.
#memories   #genealogy   #family   #homeschool   #children   #farm   #oldhouse  
This is the house we lived in for two years... It was a humble farm house, but it was  my dream house.   It was one of those funny old farmhouses that was added onto again and again as it was needed.  ...
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What a wonderful story (and fabulous research)!
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Amy Kelly

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My #52Ancestors post for this week...
 
This post is about my paternal 4th great-grandfather who founded the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.  #genealogy   #familyhistory   #familyhistoryblog   #SCSDB   #genealogyresearch  
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Amy Johnson Crow

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Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about the March themes for #52Ancestors  
Feeling inspired after the RootsTech and FGS conferences last week? I know I am! Let's keep that good feeling going and look at the March themes for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 10 (March 5-11) -...
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deborah richardson

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I am currently doing genealogy research  for a cousin.   He wanted to find out two things: Was his grandfather murdered in 1922  as he'd always been told? Where is his grandfather buried? I found out very quic...
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Wow.
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Diane Tolley

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In the spring of each year, everyone in the area geared up for the much-anticipated Little Royal Agricultural Show. There were numerous displays put on by all three colleges in the area: The Vets (My Dad's group) from Guelph Veterinary College, the Aggies from the Ontario Agriculture College, ...
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Thank you for the reshare, +Bobbie Bowler and +William L Smith!
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Diane Tolley

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Diane was born and raised on one of the last of the great old Southern Alberta ranches. A way of life that is fast disappearing now. Through her memories and stories, she keeps it alive. And even, at times, accurate . . . View my complete profile ...
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Diane Tolley

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One got the chance to spend a day or two in company with one's friends and peers. For the mostly solitary riders, a rare treat. On many ranches, it was a time to kick up one's heels. So to speak. Now the Stringam Ranch, where I was raised, was a liquor-free zone. But on many ranches, ...
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Tony Proctor

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What's the consensus on how to measure how well (or badly) a blog is doing?

Do people use:
-- average hits per day
-- average cumulative hits per post
-- total hits
-- Alexa ranking
or something else?

It seems that some of the measures people mention are more applicable to current, "newsy", or trendy posts. If someone uses their blog for research articles -- all of which could have a longer relevance -- then they are less appropriate.

#blogging  
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I look at page views. And shares. 
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Last year was my 'year of writing.' I needed to take all the knowledge floating around in my heat about my ancestors and record. I want to capture the essence of my ancestors, not just that they existed. The ancestors of Robert Geiszler and Penny Brown is not ready as I need to edit, double check citations, and format it. However, I'll be sharing the process of how you too can focus on the dash between the dates. ‪

PS... This series supports a class I'll be teaching in the Humble Area on April 25th called "Writing Their Stories When They're Not Hear to Tell Them." The class is free to anyone in the greater Houston Area... so mark your calendars!!! #writingfamilyhistory  
This is me, patiently working on their stories. Last year, I knew big changes would take place so I called it my year of writing. I wanted to write down all the stories and research notes  that I have discovered in recent yea...
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Derek Davey

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Part 4 of using DNA in your Genealogy research. 
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