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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 their parents or grandparents. It’s just a simple ten questions that will get them talking together and learning more about their lives. Celebrate and Honor Grandparents In our family, we are …

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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 2016 and being excited to see what would happen. It was my first time attending RootsTech. I had looked online to see who the finalists were, and there were several …

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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 and empower the generations of the future. Recording family stories brings benefits now and later, for you and those you love. Here’s why in a nutshell.   If you don’t, …

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Family Search Memories vs. Google Photos

Family Search Memories vs. Google Photos. Is it even a competition?

Not too long ago, Hilarie was asked how the FamilySearch Memories app compared to Google Photos for photo storage. The person she was talking to said she wasn’t terribly familiar with either, but from what she did know, they sounded like similar, possibly competing products. We promised to look into it and find out. So here …

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How to quickly scan old photos using PhotoScan (infographic)

In late 2016, Google released a new app for both Android and iOS called PhotoScan. What problem does PhotoScan solve? Can you answer yes to any of these? I have multiple photo albums. (at least with this one, there is implied organization) I have multiple boxes of photos. I have a hard time sorting, finding …

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Legacy Tale taught 2 classes at Family Roots Expo

Download free class content for writing histories and managing memories

Last week we had such an invigorating experience teaching and learning at the Family Roots Expo! It was wonderful to meet some of you, share what we’ve learned in our work, make new connections, be inspired, and learn from other experts. If you couldn’t be there in person but want to know what we taught, …

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1961 Cannon Family picture post-play performance

Find the story behind the photo and capture it in a caption

One photo: Two lessons: 1. Every picture has a story.   2. It’s never too late to caption. This photo hung on my grandparents’ heritage wall of family photos for all the years I can remember. I always knew my mother as the darling ringlet girl, with her younger brother and of course, her parents- …

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writing sensitive information

How do I deal with “sensitive” information in my life?

Clients and friends frequently ask me how to handle sensitive information when capturing their legacy tale. There isn’t one perfect solution or easy answer, but the best counsel I know comes from Spencer Kimball: “The truth should be told but we should not emphasize the negative.” Hard times in our lives may not show us …

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Legacy Tale DEALS 2016

4 steps to digitize your old photos

Fourth in a series of posts to help you organize your family memories… Part 1 (7 steps to manage your photos) Part 2 (4 steps for curating home videos)  Part 3 (Saving voicemail) Part 5 (Curating kids’ artwork) Working on your family or personal history means accumulating old photographs. Digitizing them is a great way to preserve and keep …

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