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  • Free Family History Apps

    Dec 18

    Free Family History Apps You might do the majority of your genealogy research at home. What about if you are working on something away from home? That's where mobile genealogy apps can be helpful. Here are a few to check out that you can download for free. Mobile App The mobile app is now in version 4.0. It is ava...


  • Re-Gifting with Family Photos

    Dec 17



  • Tips to for Preserving your Family Stories.

    Dec 13

    Ready to start preserving the family stories that have been handed down for generations? This is an important task that can seem incredibly overwhelming. You probably have tons of stories that you want to make a record of, and realize that other family members will have more of them. Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to get start...


  • StoryCorps can help you Record your Precious Family Memories.

    Dec 12

    Family stories, that have been handed down for generations, are precious. So are your relative's memories about his or her past. Genealogists often desperately want to record those stories, but don't happen to have the skills to do it well. That's where StoryCorps comes in. They are an independent non-profit organization. Their mission is to hel...


  • Fold3 has Created a Military Honor Wall

    Dec 5

    You can make an online, collaborative, memorial for your relatives who served in the United States military on the Military Honor Wall that was created by Fold3. Fold3 is a genealogy resource that provides access to US military records. It also includes stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The name comes from ...


  • You can download Dwellr, the new app from the U.S. Census Bureau, for free.

    Dec 3

    The United States Census Bureau has created a brand new mobile app called dwellr. The main purpose of the app is to increase and improve people's access to the statistics that the U.S. Census Bureau keeps. The use of a mobile app enables you to locate that information no matter when you need it or where you are at. This effort is their way of foll...


  • Researchers have put together a family tree that includes 13 million people.

    Nov 27

    How big is your family tree? Genealogists who are just starting out might have only connected a handful of family members. Those lucky enough to have a genealogist or two in previous generations of their family might have a rather large family tree. It is unlikely that your family tree is as large as the one that was put together by a “genome...


  • The FDA has ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its Personal Genome Service

    Nov 26

    Most genealogists have heard of 23andMe. They offer services that can be interesting to people who are trying to learn more about their family tree. 23AndMe offers a service that can connect you to other users who share similar DNA. The thing that 23andMe is the most noted for, however, is their DNA testing kits. A person buys a kit, sends out...


  • Considering making your own family crest?  These do’s and don’ts will help!

    Nov 20

    The Do's and Don'ts of Making Your Own Family Crest Genealogists who have artistic talent could decide to make their own family crest. Is that acceptable to do? Are there any rules you should follow? What about the “etiquette” involved in this project? Here are some helpful do's and don'ts for genealogists who are considering making their ow...


  • Here are some important things to know before you buy a Family Crest or Coat of Arms.

    Nov 19

    Things to Know Before You Buy a Family Crest People who do genealogy are very focused on and interested in their family history. It is easy to see why someone would be tempted to purchase a family crest. Unfortunately, what you don't know about family crests could end up hurting you – financially. Here are some things to know about family cres...