Family History – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Family History: Professional Organizers Blog Carnival sponsored by Laura Clark Murray & Organized Assistant

Did you know that October is Family History Month?

When I found out, I reached out to my organizer peeps and asked them to share their ideas for this month’s edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. As a result, I’ve been able to assemble this great collection of blog posts on a wide range of related topics including:

  • researching your family tree
  • organizing family photos, home movies and other memorabilia
  • creating traditions and memories
  • sorting through a loved one’s belongings

I’d like to thank everyone who shared their experiences and expertise, with a special shout-out to Laura Clark Murray for sponsoring this month’s Blog Carnival.

As you read through the articles, please take a moment to leave some comments and share your favorites on social media using the hashtags #POBC and #familyhistory.

Audrey Cupo: Going Down Memory Lane

Chrissy Halton: How to create a photo book to make memories last 

Debbie Pendell: 10 Reasons to Have a Family Night

Hazel Thornton: Puzzling Out Your Family History

Janine Adams: Tracing my roots: Why I love genealogy research

Julie Bestry: The Great Mesozoic Law Office Purge of 2015: A Professional Organizer’s Family Tale

Linda Samuels: Gravy, Smoked Turkey & Gratitude

Lisa Montanaro: Organizing After the Loss of a Loved One

Natalie Gallagher My Photo Library Lives On Forever…and Yours Can Too

Sabrina Quairoli: Home Movie Organizing

Next month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival will be all about Small Office / Home Office Organizing, sponsored by Altered Organization (now Caldwell Evolution). If you’ve already blogged about that topic, you can make your submission now. If you haven’t, don’t worry, because you have until Tuesday, November 10 at 11:59 PM EST.

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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  1. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on October 14, 2015 at 9:13 am


    Many thanks for the opportunity to share and have access to another one of your wonderfully curated collections. Can’t wait to dive in.


    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Always happy to have you on board, Linda! Thank you for your inspiring contribution.

  2. Avatar Janine Adams on October 14, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Janet, I was so excited to see the theme for this month’s Blog Carnival! Thank you for including me. I blogged today about the Carnival at my genealogy website, Organize Your Family History. (

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

      I couldn’t imagine a Blog Carnival on this topic without you, Janine! Thanks so much for your great contribution and for sharing the Carnival with your own readers.

  3. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on October 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for including me in this great group of people! I really appreciate it. =)

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      It’s always great to read your posts, Sabrina. I especially like that you’re the only one who blogged specifically about home movies!

  4. Natalie Gallagher Natalie Gallagher on October 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Yet another awesome compilation of collective wisdom. Thanks for the opportunity to be included!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      As a professional photo organizer, I’d have been disappointed if you didn’t submit a post! 😉

  5. Avatar Autumn Leopold on October 15, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love this whole post! I was so hoping to be able to join this blog carnival and I had a few things I should have submitted. But I really want to keep using to find out about my fathers side of the family. I started but it’s really something you have to schedule time for because it’s very easy to become immersed! Thanks for the great series and I can’t wait to check it all out!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 16, 2015 at 6:26 am

      I’ve always found it to be a fascinating topic, and this carnival has really piqued my interest. Good luck on your research!

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