Genealogy

  • Search Engines Other Than Google

    Jun 4

    What do you do when you want to find information online? The majority of people “just Google it”. Typically, Google will come up with the answers that the person was seeking. What if Google didn't find your ancestors? There are plenty of other search engines to try. Duck Duck Go Duck Duck Go is “the search engine that doesn't track you”...

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  • Clixta App Lets You Upload, Store, and Share Photos

    Jun 3

    There are a variety of apps to choose from that enable you to post your family photos online. Ultimately, you have to pick the one that is best for your needs. Clixta is a family photo sharing app that is working with Copyright Hub. Clixta is a photo sharing network that is completely focused on the past. It provides a simple and fun way to shar...

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  • MyHeritage Launches Book Matching

    Jun 2

    MyHeritage announced the launch of their revolutionary technology that will help individuals locate information about their ancestors that is found in books. It is called Book Matching. It automatically looks at the individuals that are in family trees on MyHeritage and looks for them in MyHeritage's vast collection of digitized historical books. ...

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  • Family History Library Block Party 2016

    Jun 1

    Many people have asked the Family History Library if they are going to hold their Global Family Reunion block party again. It was a very popular event. FamilySearch has announced that the Family History Library will be holding a block party in the Summer of 2016. In 2015, thousands of people gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in a ...

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  • The ‘Other’ Search Engines

    May 27

    In any type of research and especially when working on your family history, you are very dependent on the use of search engines on the Internet to attempt to locate a document, database, photos, a record, a journal, letters, or book that could provide that little key bit of information missing about your ancestors. Google is always number one when...

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  • What Does “Daughtered Out” Mean?

    May 24

    The phrase “daughtered out” is an interesting one because it combines concepts from genealogy and from sociology. The concept doesn't have as big an impact today as it once did, mostly due to changes in how society views the importance of women. What does “daughtered out” mean? It means “to expire due to having only females surviving t...

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  • Good Reasons to Put Family Photos on Instagram

    May 21

    Family photos are precious. That is why so many people are taking the time to digitize their family photos. That way, if the original eventually disintegrates in to dust, the image itself won't be lost forever. You might be posting some of your family photos on Facebook. There are several reasons why it is a good idea to put family photos on Instag...

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  • How to Write a Family History People Will Want to Read

    May 20

    It is important to write down your family history. Writing is one of the best ways to send the family history stories that you've heard thousands of times to your future descendants. Ideally, you will want to write a family history that people will want to read. Don't Start Chronologically Some of the most interesting novels start with the main...

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  • 200 Years of Immigration to the U.S.

    May 19

    Over the years, people from various countries have immigrated to the United States. A website called Insightful Interaction has put together a visual guide that shows, at a glance, the number of immigrants that came to America from a certain country or specific area of the world during a particular decade. It includes the number of people obtaining...

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  • FamilyTree.com Tool Kit – Immigration

    May 16

    Genealogists who live in the United States can be certain that at least some of their ancestors were immigrants. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of resources that genealogists can use to research their ancestors who were immigrants. This FamilyTree.com Tool Kit has links to all our blogs that are about immigration. Ships and Passenger Lists...

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