Tech Tip: 5 Things You need to know about Periscope

Periscope is a new live streaming tool that has enabled anyone in the world with a smart phone  to broadcast live. Not only that, viewers can watch in real time and interact with the broadcaster. (left) Periscope world view showing live broadcasts, (right) Displays your Twitter followers and shows how many Periscope followers they have….

Get Your Feet Moving!

Steve Jobs did it. Maybe you should too. Achieving success as a genealogy professional is more than just being an expert genealogist. Being a successful professional of any sort means taking accountability and responsibility for all aspects of your life including achieving life balance, wellness and health. There’s more of an irony, I think, in…

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Revenue and the many hats of a genealogy professional

Recently I wrote about how to project your revenue for 2015. The example I used was a bit simplistic. It only included one source of revenue – client research. In reality most genealogy professional wear many hats. We are client researchers, speakers, writers, editors, authors, bloggers and much more. How do we project our revenue…

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TGP 36 – Harold Henderson on Writing

Featured Guest Harold Henderson, CG Harold Henderson,CG(sm) has been a professional writer since 1979, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a board-certified genealogist since June 2012. He lives and works in northwest Indiana and at, with a focus on northern Indiana, southwestern Michigan, and northeastern Illinois (plus feeder states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New…

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TGP 35 – Pat Richley-Erickson aka Dear Myrtle

Featured Guest Pat Richley-Erickson aka Dear Myrtle DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics. A speaker at regional and national conferences including several livestreamed videocasts at RootsTech2011, 2012 and…

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TGP 34 – Ursula Krause of Rootseekers

Featured Guest Ursula Krause Raised in the tradition of story telling, a custom which has been cultivated in her family for centuries, Ursula Krause began to become interested in the history of her ancestors as a child. Influenced by the emigration of her great-great-great-grandfather and her own long stays in the USA and Sweden, she…

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TGP 33 – Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List

Featured Guest Cyndi Ingle Cyndi is the creator, owner and “webmaster” of the award-winning web site Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet,, a categorized index to more than 330,000 online resources. In its first three years, Cyndi’s List was three times voted the best genealogy site on the World Wide Web. It…

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TGP 32 Christine Woodcock – Genealogy Tourism

Featured Guest Christine Woodcock Scottish born, Canadian raised, Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She enjoys sharing new resources to assist others in their quest to find and document their heritage. Christine is also a lecturer, author and blogger who enjoys connecting with other genealogists through social media….