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  • Mocavo and FindMyPast Come Together

    Feb 10

    It is always interesting when genealogy related websites pair up. Sometimes, this is done through a merger or sale. Other times, individual genealogy websites partner up for a limited time in order to complete a specific project together. Mocavo has announced that it is coming together with FindMyPast. Mocaco and FindMyPast are described as “s...

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  • Your Ancestor’s Profile

    Jan 25

    As you gather information on your ancestors, building the family tree, it is a great adventure ever so often to focus on just one ancestor or a married couple. Here you really go in depth to learn everything possible about a specific ancestor. You would be creating a detailed profile. So how do you begin? If you have the basic known information ...

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  • Google Gimmicks for Finding Someone

    Jan 15

    You need the little 'tricks of the trade' in using the search engine 'Google' to have the greatest chance at success. So here are a few pointers to try. To search multiple dates at one time without having to enter them individually, use this method. This is hugely helpful if you are looking for birth, marriage or death records (or any date based...

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  • Twitter. Genealogy related accounts you should be following!

    Jan 11

      There are many different types of social media sources that can assist in your family history research -- Facebook, Message Boards and also Twitter. Here are some fantastic genealogy-related Twitter accounts you can follow for additional help and motivation. FamilyTree.com  Follow our advice blog, tips on genealogy, and tips for building...

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  • Pick a Historical Event

    Jan 3

      An online site 'Histography' helps you see, using a time line, different major historical events - most over a 400-year period. There are an assortment of categories: women's rights, inventions, music, wars, literature, etc to select from and explore. Just use the computer mouse to slide the cursor along the time line from left to right an...

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  • Uses for Google. 6 Excellent Tips.

    Dec 3

      Oh, the uses for the search engine, Google - just amazing. Here are 6 excellent tips, some relate to your family history research, others are just great to know to do. Need a timer handy, then go to the Google search box, type in 'timer' then the number of minutes you need to set before the timer goes off, then the word 'mins' or 'hrs', c...

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  • FamilyTree.com Tool Kit – Christmas

    Dec 3

    Genealogists can find a whole lot of connections between genealogy and Christmas. Stories about how ancestors and relatives celebrate the holiday have become part of your family history. Your family's heritage might be reflected in certain Christmas foods and decorations. In addition, genealogists might be looking for gift ideas for the other genea...

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  • Using the “Find”

    Oct 5

    The free FamilySearch.org site has made it very easy to search for any photos, documents or stories contributed by other family history researcher which is housed at the FamilySearch database, 'Find'. The simplest method is using their search box and placing a surname. True you will have to look through many listings with just a surname, but thi...

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  • The FamilySearch Discovery Center Makes Genealogy Fun

    Sep 22

    Genealogists love to spend hours researching their ancestors. Members of the genealogist's family, however, might think genealogy is boring. FamilySearch has found an innovative way to make genealogy fun for everyone. The FamilySearch Discovery Center is located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is adjacent to Tem...

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  • Histopolis Site

    Sep 7

    This site, 'Histopolis' is a free collaborative of Genealogy & History - a bit like an encyclopedia, not everything, but a little bit of interesting information. On the homepage to the left are the categories: cemeteries, surnames, graves, states, town surveys, etc. It covers the United States and Puerto Rico with information on places and pe...

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