Month: February 2019

Popularity of Genealogy
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Fun with Family History
Genealogy 101
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The One Genealogy Myth That Must Die!

Genealogists like to say that the hobby is as popular as porn or gardening. They couldn’t be further from the truth!

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Genealogy 101

How do I track down a birth date for an ancestor?

Question: What is your methodology for tracking down a birth date for an ancestor? – Newbie in Crawford, Nebraska Answer: Great question. Additionally, you don’t have to be a newbie to wonder about the best procedure for tracing down a fact like this. Before I answer the question, ask yourself, how deep do you want […]

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10 Tips for RootsTech 2019
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10 Tips for Having a Great Time at RootsTech 2019

One week from today, RootsTech 2019 kicks off at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I’m packing my bags, I’m making plans and check it twice in hopes that I’ll have a fantastic experience. Let’s chat out what’s new and how to plan for next week’s event. If you’re interested, […]

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Develop a Quality Research Question
Genealogy 101

Developing a Quality Research Question

How can you go to a specific place if you have not determined the destination you’re headed toward? In genealogy, your research should be headed somewhere if wish to conduct quality research. The destinations you head toward always begin with a research question. The fundamental step in quality genealogical research is to develop a research […]

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Why Speakers Sell During Conference Workshops
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Why do speakers try to sell to me at genealogy conferences?

When I attend genealogy conferences, such as RootsTech, why do speakers try to sell me on their products and services? Aren’t they getting paid? I attend the conferences to learn, not be sold to.

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RootsTech 2019 Keynote Predicitions
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What will the Keynotes Say? #RootsTech 2019

By Caleb Lee RootsTech 2019 is a short time away and it will be packed with classes for those at home and in Salt Lake City. Let’s have a little fun and try to predict what the keynote speakers will talk about. What will Steve Rockwood say? Steve Rockwood is the CEO of FamilySearch and has been […]

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Genealogy 101
Genealogy 201

What to do when the town name is wrong?

Viewer Question: What do you do, when researching an ancestor, and you find his birthplace listed as a certain town that you know for a fact the town was not even established till a good 20 years or so after their birth? When researching your family history, you will run into errors and you have […]

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RootsTech of Years Past
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A Look Back to Plan Ahead for RootsTech 2019

Since 2011, RootsTech has taken place in Salt Lake City, Utah and has grown from a 3,000 person event to a 15,000 person plus live event with many more attending virtually. 2019 will likely be another mega event with new viewing options for those who can not attend in person. Before we get to the […]

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Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Update
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A Look at AncestryDNA’s Ethnicity Updates

If you’ve looked at Ancestry recently, then you may have noticed that your ethnicity results have changed. Does that mean that you’ve changed as well?

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A Journey to Belonging - RootsTech Film Fest
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A Journey to Belonging – RootsTech Film Fest Entry

With the theme of “Connect. Belong.,” Devon Noel Lee created a touching entry from the 2019 RootsTech Film Fest and made the semifinal round. To advance to the final round and potentially win a trip to her ancestor’s homeland, she needs your support. There are three categories: Youth, Amateur and Professional. There are 7 youth […]

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