Posts Tagged With: Jennifer Holik-Urban professional genealogist Chicago

Tuesday’s Tip – Build a Family Health History

October is Family History Month and articles are popping up everywhere about activities for the month. You can build a family tree, create a scrapbook, make a family cookbook, contact long lost relatives, write your family’s story, and those are just a few of the suggestions floating around. Looking through the Prevention magazine this weekend […]

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Follow Friday – Kids Genealogy Breaks It Down

I am starting a new series on my Kids Genealogy Blog called Breaking It Down. The first post briefly describing things went up today. Check back next week for additional series posts. Tweet

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Follow Friday – MyHeritage Blog

At the FGS 2011 conference at the beginning of the month I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage.com while taking the behind the scenes tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Daniel blogged about the tour here. I thought the tour was amazing. What interesting jobs all the archivists and librarians have. […]

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MyHeritage.com Program Part I

I received a complimentary one-year subscription to MyHeritage.com at FGS 2011. Today I uploaded my GEDCOM file and began playing with it. There are two ways to begin. Enter your tree from scratch or upload a GEDCOM file. After either of these processes it is important to go into Manage Trees and set the privacy […]

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FGS2011 – Will Your Genealogy Society Sink Or Swim?

The Plenary Session this morning at FGS2011 was about genealogy societies and will they sink or swim? Will they change or remain the same? Will they stay in business or go out of business? David Rencher spoke on this topic and asked several questions every society should ask itself. Where is your society today? Does […]

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FGS2011 is here!

My morning began at 4:30 a.m. when I left the Chicago burbs to head to Springfield. I wanted to pull death certificates and thought the Archives might be crowded with FGS people today. I planned to arrive by 8:00 when they opened. They were not crowded. So….. I’m sitting in Barnes and Noble near the […]

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