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holidays writing prompts

Using holidays as writing prompts for personal and family history: Easter traditions

When teaching classes and talking with clients, I always tell them there are two methods of making time to journal or write your personal history: 1. …

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interview grandparents

Celebrating Grandparents- interview and activity for kids (free download)

Interview Grandparents FREE PRINTABLE for kids to interview grandparents! [maxbutton id=”4″ ] We’re making it easy with a printable for children (or grownups!) to interview …

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Metadata basics

How to use metadata to keep the story with the picture

Not too long ago, Hilarie was working with a client and going through printed photos to include in her heirloom family history book. One old …

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How to tell, share and grow your story with Twile

Twile is short for erstwhile, say our UK friends. We’ll take their word for it. I remember sitting down at the Innovator Showdown of RootsTech …

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family storytelling retreat

4 Reasons You Should Be Recording Family Stories

You’re missing out if you’re not capturing the stories of your life and family. By recording family stories, you gather the wisdom of generations past …

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Main hallway at RootsTech

RootsTech 2017 recap – stuff we liked

RootsTech 2017 In case you were unaware, RootsTech 2017- the largest family history conference in the world – was last week (Feb. 8-11). Over the next …

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improving marriage

I never knew we were THAT couple. Hope and help for improving marriage.

Why there’s hope for your marriage Our journey from heaven to hell and back proves there’s hope for improving marriage. Seriously. I never knew we …

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