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In 2012, my mom said, “I’m so glad you moved here. Now you can help plan the family reunion!” Say What?! I don’t know the very first thing about planning a family reunion, but Google might. Unfortunately…Google knew very little about actually planning a reunion. All it knew was surface high level…thanks for nothin’! The […]

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Family reunions can be soooo much more when the activities are meaningful and memorable. We’ve put together some of our favorite ideas for food, games, and all that stuff that will help you plan more meaningful reunions.

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We were so excited to go back to RootsTech as speakers. So sorry guys, we ended up not speaking at RootsTech. We had a close family member diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer around Thanksgiving. With the daily phone calls, monthly out of state visits, updating my home, we just didn’t have the bandwidth […]

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This post contains affiliate links that help provide (at zero cost to you) a little money to help keep this blog going! It seems EVERY time I go to AMAZON I think “I want to try that!”, “I wonder if this works as good as it sounds?”, or even “Wouldn’t it be cool if ____!” […]

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Creating a secret family group online is one way you can share family information while protecting privacy. Making a family group secret gives your family a private place to ask questions, share stories, pictures, and interact. But are they worth the effort? Not long ago, I sent my 22-year-old married college student son a great […]

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Guarding online family privacy is super important in today’s age. When my family decided to organize a reunion we wanted a way to communicate information and get feedback, so we turned to … you guessed it, online tools and social media. Little did we know that there were so many decisions to make (from a […]

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Jamie and Kelli of genibliss on stage at RootsTech 2018

We’d LOVE for you to come hang with us in person! Use GeniBLISS Sightings to know where we will be in 2018 and beyond in the off-line world. If you can’t make it to any of these venues, then hit us up in the on-line world! Check out where we have been and will be along […]

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closeup picture of red popcorn balls honoring old family traditions

Honoring old family traditions in modern ways is much simpler than you may have thought. This allows you to preserve & keep those older traditions alive in a way that the present generation can not only accept but embrace. We took our great-grandmothers “Christmas gift to us” tradition & modernized it while still paying tribute […]

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Thank you so much for watching our RootsTech 2018 presentation about using Facebook Groups! We are so honored to spend time with you sharing our bringing families closer together experience. We are happy to offer this “secret site” information we promised you in our RootsTech 2018 presentation Here you’ll find links to all the information […]

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    Kelli & Jamie are cousins and both 4th generation Arizona natives. If you asked our Tutu (grandma) that would be an especially special fact.

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