Genealogy 201

How to research when your genealogy training wheels have come off.

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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 ~ 5 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 Interview Your Relatives for Family History (Part 5) – Road to Your Family History What is the Historical Records Survey? – Genealogy Works Ancestry’s New Tree Tags, ThruLines Q’s Answered. Bonus Hack!– […]

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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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Citations Overdone
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Are genealogy citations overdone?

YouTube viewer deck-o cards asked: I’m curious to know what you think about sourcing & citations, etc. I’ve watched the Ancestry.com videos by Crista Cowan and, in my opinion, I think that there is too much redundancy. For instance, all the documentation that she does–which is fine, if you enjoy that and want to do it. […]

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Research Over My Shoulder
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A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating a Find A Grave Profile

Traveling to a cemetery can be prohibitive for many people, which is why sites like Find-A-Grave provide an invaluable service.  However, despite the information you will find on such memorial sites, you need to be careful what you accept as fact and what is simply a clue Find A Grave Memorial Pages provide many details […]

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Genealogy 201

Creating a Surname Table With Tree Collapse

SYNTHPOPALOOZA asked in our post Our Surname Tables for DNA Research What do you do in the case of first cousins marrying each other? This happens three times in my tree, and in one case (my father’s father’s line) both my 2nd great-grandparents have the same last name, Hurst. They share the same grandparents. How do […]

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Writing Family History

Where to Find Physical Descriptions of Your Ancestor

Descriptions of our ancestor’s physical appearance can help us see them in our mind’s eye. But how can we discover what they looked like if we don’t have videos or photos to provide evidence? Discover some of the best resources for physical descriptions. Then use these clues to improve your family history writing projects as […]

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Research Over My Shoulder
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Are You Mapping Out Your Research Problems?

Do you ever come across a research problem that makes your head spin? That’s what happened with one of our viewers, and we’ll take you on the journey to puzzle it out. When a friend started climbing her family tree, she ran into problems with Winfield Underwood. She reviewed all of the previous research others […]

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Gravestone photos

When Do You Post a Second Photo on Find A Grave?

Many people have varying degrees of photography skills. Some are point and shoot photographers. Others are very skilled. In the age when we’re able to take photos of gravestones, the question arises, when should we post a second photo on a Find A Grave profile (or other websites)? When I go to a cemetery I […]

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Genealogy 201

Playing with MyHeritage Chromosome Browser

In February, MyHeritage DNA released its long-awaited chromosome browser. Woot-woot. Shout praises. Celebrate however you will. This tool is a game changer for me and I’m enjoying reviewing my results in a user friendly tool. Check this out. I manage kits for myself, my brother, and my two aunts. This allows me to link their […]

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