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How to Archive Social Media for Genealogy

How to Archive Social Media for Genealogy

At RootsTech 2020, I presented a session called How to Archive Social Media for Genealogy.  I got a lot of requests from people who weren't able to be there, so I'm presenting a condensed version of my talk here. I hope it inspires you to start archiving your social media posts and the posts from your family members that are relevant to your family history!    

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8 Tips for Using Newspapers.com

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What Kind of an iPad Do I Need for Genealogy?

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What Kind of an iPad Do I Need for Genealogy?

Disclaimer: I link to products in this post using affiliate links which means I get a small credit if you purchase through those links. I link only to things I'm using or have used in the past.  I believe iPads are one of the greatest investments you can make in genealogy because they (1) let you carry your research anywhere, (2) give you more tools to organize your research, (3) allow you to store and record photos/videos, and (4) can backup to multiple remote places so your hard work is never in danger of disappearing due to a technical error.  I...

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8 Ways to Make it Easier to Talk to Family About Your Genealogy

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8 Ways to Make it Easier to Talk to Family About Your Genealogy

I wish everyone in my family was an avid genealogist, but the reality is that I’m related to people who are very interested in our family tree and I’m related to people who just aren’t. I also have people in my family who are uncomfortable being “put on the spot” when I ask them about their childhoods, parents, job history, etc. and that usually doesn’t lead to very good information for me to add to my research. I have, however, changed my approach to talking to my family about genealogy and I’ve found ways to make it easier to get...

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Scanning Old Photos (An Easy Step-by-Step Guide)

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Scanning Old Photos (An Easy Step-by-Step Guide)

If you have old photos, you need to create a digital archive of them. ALL of them. Yes, I'm serious but I'm also going to walk you through this process step by step. Not sure what I mean by digital archiving? I’m talking about taking photos or scanning photos and documents and then storing those digital files responsibly by putting them on a hard drive AND a backup hard drive AND somewhere in online storage. Why all three? Hard drives fail. They get burnt up. Online services glitch or go out of business or you forget to share your username...

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