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Artificial Intelligence & Family History

It’s sweeping the nation and garnishing lots of news! How can you use A. I. to make your family history better? I used Storied’s story writing platform which uses A. I. to generate stories and it was pretty fun! I’m not a good storywriter and this really helped me.

Check out this video about the process and the platform called Storied. They also have a cool way to share those stories with your family. Worth a look.

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While this would be hard to pull of for the holidays – these books make great gifts for your family! Share all the things you’ve learned about your ancestors.

FamilySearch made some great changes that I think you’ll like – check them out!

Or if you’re into – check out some of my time saving tricks!

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Writing your history

Journaling made easy!

If you’re interested in genealogy, you know the importance of family recoIMG_0156rds.  Journaling can be a part of the legacy you leave for your descendants.  But let’s be honest, we are all busy and sometimes the best intentions get washed downstream with the demands of life.  There is a great site that allows you to easily journal online.  You can access it from your phone, computer, or tablet.  They’ve just made it even easier by announcing JRNL will integrate with Instagram.  You can now quickly upload your Instagram photos—your everyday moments and memories—to your JRNL account.  Sign in to JRNL and click “Import Social Content” under “New Entry” now to check it out!  Happy journaling!

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Creating a genealogy book for a friend

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I just finished doing a large project for a friend.  She wanted to surprise her husband with a book about his family’s genealogy.  It was such fun!  I really appreciated her giving me the opportunity to do it.  The book turned out really nice.  Her family was pleased.  She wSellmeyer book page 2as so very excited to learn more about her husband’s family.  It’s a special thing to learn about where you came from and it’s a great feeling to help that happen.  Thanks Jeannine!

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Too busy to write your family history?

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Many have trouble finding the time to journal or write a family history, perhaps you’re a young mom or maybe you don’t particularly like journaling… but writing down your family’s history is an important part of genealogy and it’s a legacy for our children.

There’s a free journaling site that was featured at RootsTech (a genealogy conference in UT). They announced their plan to have the ability to interface with Facebook, Twitter, etc and sweep those entries into your online journal.  They expect this to be available this summer.  Many of us really have been journaling as we post important events on social media – now you can incorporate those into your journal.  You can also email entries, get reminders, and print a book.  The site is  Check it out!