3 Things Genealogy Teaches Us About Perspective

3 Things Genealogy Teaches Us About Perspective -- Boundless Genealogy

Studying our family tree teaches us so much more than the simple facts of our ancestry. One life principle that genealogy teaches us is perspective: “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance”* Here are three things we learn about perspective. 3 Things Genealogy Teaches Us About Perspective 1. Life is Short Whether individuals in your family…

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Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared -- Boundless Genealogy

Take-Aways from Hurricane Harvey September is National Preparedness Month and October is National Family History Month. As a portion of the United States reels from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, genealogists have much to consider this autumn. The theme of National Preparedness Month is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”…

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Pass on a Tradition

Pass on a Tradition -- Boundless Genealogy

In this last installment of Family Reunion activities for all ages, I will be sharing my personal favorite. At your next family reunion, Pass on a Tradition! What connects us more as families than the traditions that we follow, that we can count on and expect? These traditions are what makes family…

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The 17 Year Pause

The 17 Year Pause -- Boundless Genealogy

A little over 17 years ago, I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Family History-Genealogy from Brigham Young University. This was a big deal to me! It had been a lifelong goal, and I was the first woman in my direct family lines to graduate from college. I…

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Family Reunion Museum

Family Reunion Museum -- Boundless Genealogy

Are you looking for a way to share your family history at your next reunion without making it seem boring and stuffy? How about setting up a Family Museum at your event! In this tutorial, learn how to make your Family Museum appeal to all ages. Tips for Setting Up…

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Photo Re-Creation Contest for Your Family Reunion

Photo Re-Creation Contest -- Boundless Genealogy

Throughout August, I am sharing fun family reunion ideas for all ages. So far, we have discussed using Google Slides to create a family reunion quiz, and an easy Look-Alike contest which can be played three different ways. This week, I want to share how to have a Photo Re-Creation…

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September Speaking Engagements

September Speaking Engagements -- Boundless Genealogy

Just as summer is winding down, and the regular routine of school settles back in, my schedule will also slow down… right? Well, no, because there are wonderful genealogy conferences coming in September! I have the opportunity to teach several classes at these conferences, and my husband and I will…

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Create a Family Reunion Look-Alike Contest

Look Alike Contest 3 Ways -- Boundless Genealogy

Throughout this month, I will be sharing fun family reunion activities for all ages. Last week, I shared how to use Google Slides to create a family reunion quiz. This week, my activity idea is a simple one: create a look-alike contest at your next reunion! A Look-Alike Contest, 3…

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Google Slides For a Family Reunion Quiz

Google Slides for Family Reunion Quiz -- Boundless Genealogy

Create a genealogy quiz for your next family reunion with Google Slides in 5 easy steps! 1. Start Your Quiz Design Begin a new, blank slideshow in Google Slides. Add a meaningful background image to the slide. In this example, I added an image of the little valley where the ancestral family…

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Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award -- Boundless Genealogy

Recently, I was nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award by Elizabeth O’Neal at My Descendant’s Ancestors. What a fun way to share favorite blogs with fellow genealogists! Thank you, Elizabeth, for the nomination. I hope this “new” blog will live up to your expectations! THE “RULES” – Thank the blogger…

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