Maintenance Essentials for Genealogy

I've had maintenance on the mind this summer. So many friends and family are dealing with problems that are largely a result of lack of maintenance. It's made me think how easy it is to lose all our gains, simply because we don't do the day-to-day and month-to-month maintenance projects.

Why am I doing massive fence repairs in July? How'd we regain all this weight?How did the sewer line break?

It goes on and on. So while I work on projects and have to set aside my family history, I'm assessing what are the maintenance essentials for genealogy in my home.

We made some incredible family history gains last year, digitizing everything (photos, papers, cassette tapes) for my side of the family and we're close to finishing this for Mike's side of the family. I can't afford to lose these gains. Here are some ideas for projects we need to either start, finish, or maintain.

 

 

Some Family History Maintenance Ideas

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Free Genealogy offerings the week of July 4th

Follow the OnGenealogy blog this summer for free genealogy deals. As I see offers on genealogy company sites I'll add them to the blog and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Some free deals this week include: AmericanAncestors free records access for their entire collection - create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)         Ancestry.com free records access for the original 13 colonies - just create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)         Free Genealogy Webinars Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Canada's Top 10" by Kathryn Lake Hogan, free through Wednesday, July 5th Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Censational Census Strategies" by Mary Kircher Roddy, Wednesday, July 5th, must pre-register (free) Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Google Books" by Lisa Louise Cooke, Wednesday, July 12th, mu…
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Free Genealogy on Facebook

Facebook is a great free resource for genealogy and family history and new groups and pages are created daily so I've updated the blog with the most current lists of Facebook Groups and Pages. Here are three genealogists who've created Facebook group lists: Katherine R. Willson has created the largest comprehensive list of Facebook groups and pages for Genealogy Facebook Groups worldwide Gail Dever has a Facebook for Canadian Genealogy list covering all of Canada Alona Tester has a list of Facebook groups and pages for Australia and New Zealand And please follow OnGenealogy on Facebook by hitting "Like" for the OnGenealogy Facebook page and share any of your leads in the comments!
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