There’s a lot to learn from a genealogy coach.  Ours are brilliant family history researchers and great writers.  Here’s a roundup of their blog posts for January 2018.  Check out what they are working on.  And, if you want one of them to work with you on your genealogy brick wall or help you figure out how to better use your DNA results to make discoveries, click the link at the bottom of this post to check out their specialties and their availability.


Want some fantastic tips for getting organized?  Lisa Alzo shares her Scrivener organization tips in Five Free Scrivener Resources to Help You Share Your Stories.

James Beidler shows off his great research skills in several articles including: 1) Researching a new area? Start with GenWeb! 2) High school memoriam page: Facebook put to good use, 3) Right source makes the difference, 4) Sweeping away a repository’s cobwebs and 5) A cemetery field guide for the 21st century.

There is a lot to learn from Lara Diamond who writes moving stories of her own genealogy and is developing some exciting, new DNA expertise.  Check out her January posts here:  1) Baruch Hersch Rutner’s Vacillating Mother, 2) Ashkenazic Jewish Shared DNA Survey, 3) Who was my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother?, 4) Rutner Family Hungarian Passport.

Valerie Elkins found some fascinating new heirlooms. Read all about it in Finding Your Family History Treasures on Ebay, Amazon and Etsy.

Peggy Lauritzen explains about preserving family mementos in The Stories Behind the Mementos-A Plea.  She also recounts 70 presentations she did in 34 states in Learning and Teaching–at the same time!  Finally, she shares some school records expertise in Forward Thinking – The Moonlight Schools.

Sometimes family history is only one generation removed as Denise Levenick shows us in this sweet article about her mother – Mercy Mom, I Thought I Knew You.

Coach Donna Moughty has lots of great suggestions for every one of us in 1) Organizing, 2) Squeezing all the information from a source, 3) Organizing your digital files and 4) Conference Season.

And, last but not least, Maureen Taylor demonstrates why she is called the Photo Detective in Who are these Women? An Update, and Orphan Photos: Cobbler in Franklin, New Hampshire.  


Want to schedule a genealogy coach for a quick consult with you on your own family history?  You can sign up for a 15, 30, or 60 minute phone call.  Check out our complete list of coaches and their availability!

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