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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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  • Check out these Free Genealogy Resources!

    Dec 19

    Check out these Free Genealogy Resources! There are several free genealogy resources that you can take advantage of. Each has its own focus. You might be able to find what you are searching for without having to spend money. Here are a few free genealogy resources that you should check out. Ancestry.com Library Edition You probably already k...

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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. Ancestry.com Mobile App The Ancestry.com mobile app is now in version 4.0. It is ava...

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  • Missed Someone in the US 1940 Census?

    Sep 17

    If you have a large database of ancestors, you can easily overlook a relative who might appear in the 1940 census. Since there is so much information on this newest census, you will want to check for every person. I found a second cousin I did not have on a list. It turns out he was a young man of 18 years old living with an aunt and uncle lear...

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  • Newsreels 1942-1946

    Feb 3

    Photos of people and events are wonderful, but with the use of film, such scenes can come to life for the viewer. Newsreels shown in local movie theaters during the 1930s through the 1950s were the main source for learning of national and world events for the general public. One of America's and our ancestors' greatest event was the involvement ...

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  • Finding Any Ancestral Patents & Trademarks

    Feb 2

    Since 1790 the United States has been officially registering the thousands of innovations and inventions created by Americans. By a person registering their unique idea or product, this protected the individual from someone copying their exact idea and making a profit from it. The federal organization handling the registration is the United States ...

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  • Ancestry.com

    Oct 26

    Ancestry.com is one of the most popular websites for genealogy. They are the world's largest online resource for family trees, and documents that genealogists need for their family history research. What kinds of resources can you find here? In addition to birth, marriage, and death records from the United States and around the world, you c...

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