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Strengthen Your Family and Community by Sharing Your Story

2022-03-11T08:23:27-06:00March 11th, 2022|

I had the opportunity recently to present at RootsTech Connect 2022. The focus of the presentation was on the benefits of sharing personal histories. There are many and it's worth watching to see how sharing our story with others can: Increase feelings of fulfillment and happiness Improve your health https://youtu.be/j72Fdi621D4   In a world where

There’s Something You Can Do About Dementia

2021-10-01T11:17:28-05:00October 1st, 2021|

I loved visiting my grandma. As a kid we would often make the six hour drive to visit her during the summer, where we would spend a couple weeks. We'd play in her backyard and beg Grandpa to push us on the exceptionally tall swing. At the end of a day of adventures, we'd sit

Heritage – Manage Your Ancestors’ Personal History

2021-06-07T13:21:38-05:00June 7th, 2021|

A couple months ago, my aunt sent an email to her extended family. She had been reading through the journals of her grandfather, Orson Clark (my maternal great-grandfather), and thought it would be interesting to share excerpts with all of us. Since then, we've received daily emails sharing his amazing experiences as a missionary in

Family History Support is Everywhere

2021-04-19T12:00:57-05:00April 19th, 2021|

Although I've participated in various family history activities since I was a kid, I still consider myself fairly inexperienced. I've contributed to my family tree, participated in indexing, taken family history courses, etc., but I still struggle with finding information on ancestors. I realize that's kinda the main challenge for everyone working on family history,

Personal History is Family History

2021-04-09T11:31:57-05:00April 9th, 2021|

Family history can be really fun. But if you’re like me, it can also be very intimidating and frustrating. First of all, there’s the name “Genealogy.”  I’m finally to the point where I don’t have to look it up just to spell it (I always wonder if there’s an “o” or an “a” right before

Product Update: Auto-Save Memories

2021-02-04T15:55:48-06:00February 4th, 2021|

Today we launched more improvements to the Early Me experience. Update your app to see the latest changes. Auto-Save Changes Previously, any changes to your memory required you to click the Save button. Now your changes are auto-saved. Not only does that give you one less button to press, but it also keeps your updates

Keep Memories Alive

2021-01-15T14:07:50-06:00January 15th, 2021|

Do you remember the favorite gift you received on your 13th birthday? What about how you felt the first week your child started school? Memories have a way of fading over time. It's easy to forget details the further we get from the event. Some details we completely forget, but often they remain dormant until

How to Get to Know Someone You Already Know

2020-11-25T14:25:19-06:00November 25th, 2020|

You think you know someone. You may have lived with them for years, then one day they share an experience you've never heard before. We're often surprised, but should we be? We can't be with someone 100% of the time, so there will always be unshared experiences. The trick is to discover the unshared gems

Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For 2020

2021-01-14T15:58:12-06:00November 18th, 2020|

No matter how much we plan ahead, we always have someone to shop for right before Christmas. Sometimes, it's the people that mean the most to us. Not because we haven't been thinking about them all season, but because we're trying to find the perfect gift. For our favorite people, the typical gifts don't cut

Make It Fun

2020-11-30T22:59:03-06:00November 11th, 2020|

Remembering past experiences can be a lot of fun. Sharing them with a friend gives you someone to laugh with. Here are some ideas to make the process more enjoyable. Add your personality Once you share your memories on Early Me, they will be around for a long time. You can share them with old

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