Grave obsessions

Comin’ full circle – back to RootsMagic!
By Lauren | |
My first genealogy software was back in the early 1990s. It was a nothing-day gift from my mom, and as I recall, cost at least a couple hundred dollars. The program was called Roots, and thus began my love of computers - and genealogy database applications!
Oh my WORD! Microsoft Word, that is!
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I've had a variety of posts about my workflow and tools that I use to stay organized.  A recent inquiry regarding my post on Ninox databases made it apparent an update was due on my process for tracking research.
Why I love Family Tree Maker 2017
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Choice of genealogy software applications is very individual. This post discusses Family Tree Maker 2017, which was just made stronger with the 2019 release of the application.
Maine’s digital records explode at FamilySearch
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If you were like me and initially stunned and short of breath upon hearing that FAMILYSEARCH was ending microfilm rental on August 31st, take heart! Yes, rental is ending, but it is being replaced with something far better - DIGITAL RECORDS!
The Future of Family Tree Maker
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The genealogical community was certainly rattled when Ancestry announced the imminent retirement of Family Tree Maker (FTM) in December 2015.  Many people breathed a sigh of relief two months later when Ancestry shared:
eBay, an overlooked resource for finding rare books and other stuff
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Recently I was chatting with some members of my genealogical
The new and improved Legacy Family Tree Webinars
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Legacy Family Tree recently announced major changes to their web
Take 1! Take 2! Take 3! Sources….again!!!!
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Take one! Take two! Take three! Yup, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Uh huh, “The third time’s a charm!” But…..I am hoping it doesn’t take me three times to get my sources correct.
My genealogy do-over: switching from RootsMagic to Reunion for Mac
By Lauren | |
UPDATE 7 MAY 2016 After spending the better part of a year working with Reunion, I've decided to make yet another switch. I've concluded Reunion is quite limiting for my work flow; I need both the visual ability to see my file in a tree view as well as the spreadsheet view that I loved in RootsMagic.
Curio – the genealogist’s tool for organizing Evernote notes, Word and Excel files & more
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Curio is a great way to organize documents, images, research materials and more. Download from Zengobi's page or get it from the App Store!
Photo books – share your family history (and still be invited to next year’s Thanksgiving dinner!)
By Lauren | | 5 Comments |
If you’re like me, sometimes it’s hard to find the balance in conversations with our relatives. While my intent is to have a casual conversation designed inspire and pique their interest in our shared history, I fear they equate me with a religious zealot trying to proselytize them.
Back when
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A bit of nostalgia and a trip down memory lane - doing genealogy before the age of the personal computer!
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