Month: April 2019

Personal History

Stop Thinking Nobody Cares About Your Family History

There is an internet meme that says, “Nobody cares about your story until you win.” The advice then is to go win. Although motivating to athletes or competitors, this adage is fasle and needs to be quashed by family historians. A sweet woman named Elizabeth who hailed from South Carolina, said “Why should I bother […]

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Genealogy Video Round Up – 26 April 2019

Have you watched the MOST SHOCKING DNA test result ever? Are you interested in finding activities to involve your children in family history? Genetic Genealogy Meet our friends Phil Garnett and his girlfriend Bambi! They’re surprised to learn something is wrong with their DNA tests but Andy explains why this should help you understand the […]

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Get The Right Help For Your Genealogy
Editorial
Genealogy 101

How not to ask for help with your research query?

Many folks involved in genealogy research love to help you with your reserach questions. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to ask for that help. The following is not it and I’ll explain why. “Hello, I have posted once before and no one responded. This is my second post. I am […]

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Win 3-Day Pass to Jamboree
Appearances
News

Win a 3-Day Pass to Genealogy Jamboree

The 50th Anniversary of Southern California’s Genealogy Jamboree is taking place May 31-June 1, 2019 in Burbank California and I want you to attend! The 50th Annual Genealogy Jamboree will again bring your nationally known speakers to keep you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from […]

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Why Write Family History When No One Cares
Writing Family History
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Why Write a Family History if No One Wants to Read it?

Have you ever thought about writing a family history? Do you fear that no one will want to read it? You are not alone, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing a family history. Many of you have asked me at conferences, emails, and other social media this one question, “Why write a family history […]

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Video RoundUp 04192019
DNA
Genealogy 101
YouTube

Genealogy Video Round Up – 19 April 2019

Need help busting through brick walls? Wonder how to begin researching Scottish or Polish Ancestors? Are you confused about how many genetic ancestors you’re reliably related to? These questions and more are discovered in this weeks collection of genealogy videos on YouTube. Check them out! Genealogy Research Tips: Several YouTube channels released great videos this […]

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Ohio Digital Postcard Collection
Fun with Family History
Genealogy 201
Writing Family History

Enrich Your Family History With Postcards from the Past

Writing a family history that has excitement when you don’t feel like a creative writer is challenged. However, you can enrich your family history projects through pictures from the past, such as post cards! My Geiszler and Brown family lines have resided in Ohio for at least 100 years. A few years back, I wrote […]

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Genealogy Video Round Up
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Genealogy Video Round-Up ~ 12 April 2019

Another week has passed, and genealogy videos on YouTube are definitely worth investigating. Be sure to watch, comment, like, and share! Genealogy Tips Your Ancestor in the 1890 Veterans Schedule – Genealogy Clues – Boundless Genealogy Immigration and Naturalization Records – GenealogyTV Census Records Genealogy Research Chart – Lineage Society Genealogy Census Data in a […]

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GEDmatch One-to-Many
DNA
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An Overview of the One-to-Many Tools on GEDmatch Genesis

Many people take a genealogy DNA test to find cousins. GEDmatch has released their Genesis upgrade with a host of great tools you’ll want to use to find your cousins. One tool to try is One-to-Many tool on GEDmatch Genesis. When you log into Genesis, the One-to-Many tool is going to be down under DNA […]

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Organize Mountain of Discoveries
Organizing Research

How to Organize a Mountain of Genealogy Discoveries

Having a mountain of genealogy records, ephemera, and photos is a nice problem to have. Ever wonder how you could organize your genealogy discoveries without going crazy? After traveling to Columbus, Ohio for a genealogy trip, I was amazed at the volume of family history I obtained. In 2012, I said I had enough informaiton […]

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