Five Minute Family History

Save the stories! Become a story-catcher during your coffee break!

Welcome!  I'm glad you found me. I hope we can have fun here and do something really important, too. Doing family history isn’t only about visiting graveyards and documenting all the begats of dead ancestors, it’s also capturing living memory and creating a story your descendants will be eager to read.   So set aside a few short minutes–with morning coffee, at lunchtime or before bed–and write, type or speak fast!

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Organization, Baahahahaha

There was a Facebook posting today that included a nice PDF about organizing your family history materials and artifacts.  The photo below made me laugh, then sigh, then laugh again.  It's all so neat and tidy and there's so LITTLE of it.  

MY family history ROOM is stuffed to overflowing and looks like this:

And that's just one corner of the room–the neatest corner.  Photos of the other side would have been too embarrassing.  

But the free download did have some good hints for organizing all the stuff you collect when you start to do family history.  So here's the link:

http://www.familytreemagazine.com/family-tree-tips-23-secrets-to-organize-your-genealogy