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  • Best Genealogy Blogs of 2015

    Sep 2

    Every year, Family Tree Magazine sifts through the internet and selects the very best genealogy resources it finds. This list is then shared with readers who might be looking for some new and interesting genealogy blogs to enjoy. This year, some of the selections are more than blogs! The Best Genealogy Blogs of 2015 list was released on Family T...

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  • U.S. Social Security Applications Claim Index at Ancestry.com

    Aug 24

    Genealogists who have been trying to find information related to social security now have a new resource to browse through. The new index has been added to Ancestry.com. One reliable resource that genealogists turn to is the United States Social Security Death Index. It can give you a lot of good information about an ancestor. This informatio...

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  • Ancestry.com Launches AncestryHealth

    Aug 11

    Ancestry.com, one of the most popular genealogy websites, has launched something new. It is called AncestryHealth and it is currently in beta. What does this mean for genealogists who use Ancestry.com? AncestryHealth is an online tool that helps people discover, preserve, and share their family's health information. People who track the condi...

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  • Free Indexes on Ancestry.com

    Jun 29

    The Ancestry.com site (a subscription fee source) is a super collection of databases and records which can really benefit all family history researchers. However, many of their online databases through Ancestry.com are FREE and available for anyone to use even if you have no paid subscription. The list (scroll down) of available databases is tr...

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  • Ancestry.com Explores Sale

    Jun 17

    Could one of the most popular genealogy websites be putting itself up for sale? This could be in the process of happening, but things are being kept quiet for now. It might be a good idea to make sure you have copies of all of the information you put on Ancestry.com, just in case. In 2012, a buyout company called Permira Advisers outbid other ...

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  • Make Copies of What You Post on Ancestry.com

    Mar 2

    Ancestry.com is one of the most popular genealogy websites, and with good reason. It offers a plethora of records, is easy to use, and gives genealogists an easy way to create and add to their family trees. Even so, it is advisable that genealogists make copies of everything they post at Ancestry.com (or other online genealogy websites). Many pe...

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  • How to Find Genealogy Webinars

    Feb 4

      Have you ever gone online and watched a webinar? Now may be a good time to check one out. A webinar is sort of like a short video that teaches a person something specific about a particular topic. There are plenty of them out there that genealogists can access for free. Here are some tips about how to find genealogy webinars.   ...

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  • How to Find Online Genealogy Websites

    Jan 12

    Those that are brand new to genealogy may find themselves struggling to get started. One easy way to find online genealogy websites is to start with the most popular ones. Check them out and discover which one seems right for you. This blog has some basic information about Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and MyHeritage.com. There are some ext...

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  • AARP Discount for Ancestry.com

    Apr 28

    Good news for those with AARP membership or those who would consider getting the AARP membership -- there is now offered a 30% discount on the Ancestry.com - one year World Explorer package subscription. Even better is if you already have Ancestry.com, you can call Member Services at 1-800-514-4645 to access the discount. Membership to AARP is $16...

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  • DNA Testing Kits that are Still Available to Genealogists

    Feb 18

    Lately, there has been some news about DNA testing kits that are no longer available to the general public. Those test kits have been removed from the market because the Food and Drug administration (FDA) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have doubts about the medical information that was given to consumers who had sent in a sample of thei...

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