#FamilyHistoryMonth – see the latest free MyHeritage products

    On Day 3 of #FamilyHistoryMonth see the latest free MyHeritage products!     MyHeritage is a fee/subscription family history site specializing in online family tree hosting and building online digitized record searching and DNA testing and matching. In addition to these subscription services, they offer some free help to anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history.   Some free MyHeritage offers include:   Free family tree building for basic sites with a limit of 250 people and 500 MB storage                             Upload your DNA from Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, or 23andMe, and receive free Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches at MyHeritage                 Free genealogy software, Family Tree B…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth – check out FamilySearch!

October is Family History Month in the U.S. and OnGenealogy will celebrate the month by spotlighting a different genealogy website each day!   On Day 1 take a look at FamilySearch.org and all it has to offer.                 FamilySearch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free for everyone to use. Things to do at FamilySearch: Build a free family tree on the shared family tree site Upload a family tree you control but others can see Search more than four billion records for free                       Upload family photos Search for photos and stories of your own kin Upload stories and memories of your family with or without photos Create free family tree keepsakes               …
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The Imelda Marcos of Golf Shoes

Tell the story of your belongings Snap a pic and write up a story about the items you treasure. My 85 year-old uncle calls himself the "Imelda Marcos" of golf shoes. I visited him last week and tried to convince my him to move in with us, or at least move nearer to family. He said he couldn't move because he had too many "things" and he didn't know what to do with them. I realized it's not the belongings he can't part with, it's the memories. The stories need to be told. He brought out shoes and told me which brands were his favorites and which brands had fallen off in quality through the years. He told me stories about his french horns (he owns four). Stories about the art hanging on his walls. As we got talking I realized he really can't part with any of these things until he's told their story and why they matter to him. One new company, StoryBarrow.com, has an app in the works that helps you do just that. It's a simple idea and can be done in your free time. If you're n…
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