Organize Your Family History https://ourchildrensancestors.com Stay focused and happy while exploring your roots Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:49:24 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 37907402 Coming next week: New Orderly Roots Guide! https://ourchildrensancestors.com/coming-next-week-new-orderly-roots-guide/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/coming-next-week-new-orderly-roots-guide/#respond Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:49:24 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7960 I am very excited to announce that I’m putting the finishing touches on my new Orderly Roots Guide, How I Do It: A Professional Organizer’s Genealogy Workflow and it will be released next week! This guide details how I organize my own genealogy research, step by step. At 37 pages, the new guide is more […]

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Quick Tip #18: Let go of “should” https://ourchildrensancestors.com/quick-tip-18-let-go-of-should/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/quick-tip-18-let-go-of-should/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2021 13:30:03 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7913 Here’s the next in my occasional series of bite-size Quick Tips. Click on the Quick Tips tag for my other Quick Tips. Because I tend to write longer posts, I wanted to provide a quick-to-read (and quick-to-write) post every couple of weeks on a small topic that pops into my head. This is one that […]

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Why do you want to organize your research? https://ourchildrensancestors.com/why-do-you-want-to-organize-your-research/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/why-do-you-want-to-organize-your-research/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:29:50 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7881 As a professional organizer (and podcaster who pays a lot of attention to perfectionism) I know that getting in touch with why you want to get organized is invaluable. Instead of thinking, “I should get organized,” which isn’t very motivating, you can take a moment to reflect on why getting organized is important to you. […]

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30 x 30 mid-month check in https://ourchildrensancestors.com/30-x-30-mid-month-check-in/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/30-x-30-mid-month-check-in/#comments Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:27:16 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7865 April is whizzing by and we’re more than halfway through our 30 x 30 challenge. How is it going? I’m happy to report that I’ve managed to research every day, though some days have not been a full 30 minutes. I’ve been laser focused on reducing backlog of downloaded documents to be processed. So far […]

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How They Do It: Amie Bowser Tennant https://ourchildrensancestors.com/how-they-do-it-amie-bowser-tennant/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/how-they-do-it-amie-bowser-tennant/#comments Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:08:41 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7835 I am delighted to present a new interview in my How They Do It Series. I bet a number of you are familiar with Amie Bowser Tennant, The Genealogy Reporter, who brings us genealogy news, education and inspiration. Amie is a research genealogist and national speaker and, in addition to keeping her own blog, she […]

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Trying to stay laser focused this month https://ourchildrensancestors.com/trying-to-stay-laser-focused-this-month/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/trying-to-stay-laser-focused-this-month/#comments Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:20:09 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7812 It’s less than a week in, but I’m really enjoying this month’s 30 x 30 challenge. My goal is to get through as much of my backlog as I can. On April 1, I had 112 files in my backlog waiting to be processed, but many of them are newspaper articles, which come in pairs […]

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Reminder: I’m presenting The Imperfect Genealogist on April 3 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/reminder-im-presenting-the-imperfect-genealogist-on-april-3/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/reminder-im-presenting-the-imperfect-genealogist-on-april-3/#comments Fri, 02 Apr 2021 21:38:21 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7796 I posted about this a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to remind you that tomorrow (Saturday, April 3) at 1:30 Eastern time, I’ll be presenting a 45-minute talk (followed by 15 minutes of Q&A) for the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. It’s the same talk, The Imperfect Genealogist, that I […]

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Time for another 30 x 30 challenge! https://ourchildrensancestors.com/april-30-x-30-challenge/ https://ourchildrensancestors.com/april-30-x-30-challenge/#comments Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:56:24 +0000 https://ourchildrensancestors.com/?p=7779 It’s that time again! I need a 30 x 30 challenge so badly because I barely got any genealogy research done in March. I love how a 30 x 30 challenge vaults research to the top of my daily task list. Who would like to join me in committing to doing at 30 minutes of […]

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