New App to Save Memories

What is Saving Memories Forever? Saving Memories Forever is a way to preserve memories of family for a lifetime using technology.  It’s time to toss the time capsule and get out the smartphone. The system has two parts: A smartphone app and a website.  Subscribers use the smartphone app to record the stories and use the website to manage the stories. The recording is easy, mobile, and fun. Using the app, the recorded stories are easy to upload.  Subscribers then manage their stories on the website, adding tag words for easy story searching ..plus the extras such as photos, recipes, and … Continue reading

Oh Baby!

Baby scrapbooks don’t have to cost an arm and a leg to make.  While, there are dozens of budget-busting elements you can add to your memory book, frugal crafters have affordable options as well. For starters, the Internet is teeming with free items you can print in the comfort of your own home.  Scrapbooking websites are filled with an array of free baby book printables, including, but not limited to worksheets, special occasion pages, growth records, decorative paper, quotes and poems. Printable worksheets allow you to document your child’s milestones in an organized manner.  For example, rather than randomly jot … Continue reading

More Late January Courses from Family Tree University

The weather outside is cold, and unpleasant to travel in. The dismal weather is probably here to stay for quite a while (depending on where you happen to live). Wouldn’t it be nice to take an online genealogy course from the comfort, and warmth, of your own home? Here are a few more courses from Family Tree University that will start later on this month. Write Your Family History: Create a Captivating Record of Your Family Story This course will begin on January 28, 2013 and continue through March 24, 2013. As you might have noticed, this course is going … Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

If you love the genealogy – themed television show, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, you might be interested in knowing that there is a live conference in February, in London, called “Who Do You Think You Are? Live”. The event is sponsored by the Society of Genealogists, Ancestry.co.uk, and other vendors. It is a three day event, beginning on Friday, February 22, 2013. If you happen to be in London that weekend, you may want to check out some of the conference’s many workshops, exhibits, performances, and attractions. For example, people from The National Archives will be presenting information … Continue reading

Family Tree University Courses Starting Late January

One of the great things about the internet is that it allows genealogists to take a course on family history, genealogy research techniques, or technology that relates to genealogy, without having to leave their homes. Here are some upcoming online genealogy courses from Family Tree University you may want to check out. They start on January 28, 2013. Finding Female Ancestors This course is instructed by Lisa Alzo. The tuition is $99.99. This is a brand new course. It will begin on January 28, 2013, and end on February 24, 2013. The course teaches you how to trace the ladies … Continue reading

Genealogy Resources on Pinterest

Pinterest is filled with all manner of interesting things! Some of them are related to genealogy. In fact, there are some genealogy websites that have their very own Pinterest page. Here is a quick list of where to look if you want to find some genealogy resources on Pinterest. When I first started using Pinterest, it appeared to be filled with photos of wedding dresses and intricately braided hairdos. You will find a lot of wedding ideas on Pinterest, but that is not the only thing it is for. The main idea of the website is to use it to … Continue reading

Free Genealogy Events in January

Attending a genealogy class, conference, workshop, or meeting doesn’t always have to cost a small fortune. There are plenty that are offered free of charge. One big difference between these type of genealogy events, and genealogy webinars that you get to meet face to face with other genealogists at the events. Here are some that will take place in the last few weeks of January of 2013. January 17: Overton County Historical Society Genealogy Day This event will start at 9:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in the afternoon. It will take place at the Overton County Veteran’s … Continue reading

What Did Your Parents Eat?

A fun way to explore what life was like for your American ancestors over the past century or so is to learn about the foods that they ate. I like food a lot, and I often wonder about such food – related topics like what my parents ate when they were growing up. My parents were born in the late 1940’s, and today I decided to look around and see what I could learn about what might have been on the table in their homes back then. One of the first things that I learned about food in the Forties … Continue reading

Start Your Own Genealogy “Newspaper”

Have you heard of Paper.li? I just recently started looking at it. You can use it to create a newspaper of articles, photos, and videos that interest you. In other words, genealogists can make their very own Paper.li newspaper and then share it with other like-minded people through social media. Start by visiting the Paper.li website. It will ask you if you want to sign up (or log in) through Twitter or through Facebook. I picked Twitter (since I am no longer using Facebook). Next, you will be asked if you want to authorize Paper.li to use your account. The … Continue reading

January Genealogy Webinars

You can take in a genealogy seminar from the comfort of your own home, and through your very own computer. They are called webinars and can be about any topic at all, including genealogy. Here are a few to check out that will be coming up the next couple of weeks. Ancestry.com has started doing webinars through LiveStream once again. It seemed to me that they went on a hiatus for a while (but I could be wrong about that). In order to attend these webinars, you must RSVP. They have several coming up this month. Each will start at … Continue reading