Family Tree Gal

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Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Memory Lane Monday: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge #52

Memory Lane Monday

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge:  Tools and Resources

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here
52 Weeks to Better Genealogy has been a series of weekly blog prompts which was designed to help those new to genealogy and those who would like to strengthen on some genealogy/family history skills.

Many thanks to Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog who has put together a great series of weekly prompts for our challenge this year.  Also thanks to Thomas MacEntee who hosted this challenge on the GeneaBloggers website.  

Some genealogists have named the following among the software they will use as their tools in 2011:
Organize, Find, and Share
Family History Photos and Genealogy
Get the ultimate Family History "How to" Guidebook in PDF format.
Learn how to create a bound family history book.
Create your own scrapbooks and storybooks.
GPS Maps
Easier Scanning Interactive tutorial
and more!

RootsMagic 4,  Personal Historian and Family Atlas are also helpful tools.

It is useful to have tools for collecting pedigree charts and family dates and places, as well as tools to store pictures or written records of your personal history.  The tools and resources you use will be taylor-made to your own, unique needs and goals.
Finding time to locate and choose tools and resources that help you will save you time in the long-run.

Remember the upcoming
AZ Family History Expo
to be held in Mesa, AZ on January 21-22, 2011.  Attend the classes and visit the Exhibit Hall to familiarize yourself with the many tools and resources available to help you meet your family history goals this coming year.  Click here for more information or to register.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers for writing this reminder. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  The links in this post are affiliate links.  I am a Blogger of Honor this year for AZ Family History Expo for which I will receive a Tweet Pass for entrance and will attend the Friday event without charge. I have attended the Expo at my own expense before and highly recommend it based on my personal experience there.