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  • Serendipity in Genealogy

    May 11

    Whether you believe in 'divine guidance' or not, there can be alot said for when for some totally unknown reason, a book, a vital record, a photo, a database, a newspaper articles ... anything suddenly is made available to you to assist in locating or even learning about a previously unknown ancestor. This occurrence can sometimes be referred to a ...

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  • TapGenes Helps You Discover Your Family Health Story

    May 11

    Genealogy has always involved the creation of a family tree. In recent years, it has become equally important for genealogists to create their medical family tree. Putting together all the health related information that you discover about your family can be difficult. TapGenes can help with that task! TapGenes is there to help you discover your...

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  • Fibbing Ancestors

    Apr 29

    One of the biggest problems in confirming and verifying information such as names, dates, locations is when it turns out that an ancestor was 'fibbing' to a clerk, census taker or for a newspaper article. Yes, our ancestors have fibbed, not been truthful especially when they know what information is given is going into a government document or publ...

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  • Cyndi’s List Celebrated 20 Years of Service

    Apr 25

    Cyndi's List is a staple for genealogists who do the majority of their research online. In March of 2016, the website celebrated a major milestone - 20 years of service. Cyndi's List was launched on March 4, 1996. It began as a side-page in a personal genealogy website. Over time, Cyndi's List has grown to become one of the top online genealogy ...

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  • Ransomware Closed National Records of Scotland

    Apr 20

    The multitude of genealogy records that are accessible online makes things easier for today's genealogist. Type your ancestor's name into a search engine on a genealogy website, and you may find some of his or her records. The worst case scenario is that the search will come up empty. The websites that host genealogy records have a much bigger thin...

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  • MyHeritage has Free Family History Webinars

    Apr 19

    You can learn a lot from a good webinar! A webinar is a seminar that takes place online. This means that you can watch a webinar from your home, and without having to travel to a specific location. Some webinars cost money, while others can be viewed for free. MyHeritage is a well known genealogy website that offers some of features to users for...

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  • How to Get Younger People Interested in Genealogy

    Apr 11

    All ages find they really enjoy searching and learning about their ancestors once they get started. This true of younger people, say those under age 30. So here are some ways to spark the genealogy 'bug' in the younger folks. Find just one or two characteristics to the younger person what was also a characteristic of an ancestor. Such as any arti...

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  • For More Effective Results. Genealogy Research.

    Apr 9

    We have all been there ... an ancestor you just can not gather any information about. In such a case, first never give up. Many answers can be found. So the following are a few approaches you many not have tried yet and need to attempt. Do research in locations that are not solely online. The Internet genealogical databases still do not have all d...

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  • Steps in Gathering Those ‘Family Leaves’

    Apr 5

    No one ever stated that creating your family tree would be easy. It does take time and patience. To avoid any major mistakes, which is a big 'no-no' -- review over these various steps or procedures to help collect the right family branches and leaves to form the correct family tree. I always believe, never accept as 100% correct and copy anyone ...

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  • Online Help with AncestorCloud

    Mar 19

    AncestorCloud is a new community and social marketplace for family discovery. This genealogy website not only connects you with professional genealogists to help with your research, but also a community of other family historians in over 52 countries who are available to lend a helping hand. Community researchers can pick up records, take local p...

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