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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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