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5 Tips for Maximizing use of the Internet Archives #archives #genealogy #research
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5 Tips For Maximizing Use of the Internet Archives

Do you like to do research in your home and perhaps in your pajamas fantastic? Then you will want to use these tips when researching on the Internet Archive!!! I interviewed popular speaker, Dan Earl, known as The Family History Guy on Twitter, and found out his five best tips for using Internet Archives to […]

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How to find family photos when your family has none #familyhistory #genealogy #lisalisson
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How to Find Family Photos When Your Family Has None

Photos enhance our family history, but what do you do when you don’t have any in your possession? Is it possible to find more pictures of your family? Lisa Lisson, who has been a frequent guest contributor on the Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel (click HERE, HERE, and HERE), shared her favorite tips for finding […]

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A Genealogy Hack for Translating German Newspapers into English #genealogy #hacks
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A Simple Process for Translating Fraktur Newspaper Articles

When you don’t speak German, what steps can you follow when translating Fraktur newspaper articles into English? I developed a process that is working nicely. Fraktur is the typeface (or font) used in German printed publications prior to the 1940s. If you find newspaper articles in the United States from the 1800s and early 1900s, […]

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Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy doesn't have to be difficult.
Genealogy 101
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Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy Research

Do you have Jewish ancestors and you’re unsure how to get started in Jews in Genealogy Research? Jennifer Mendelsohn, from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, shares a few tips on how to successfully trace this side of your family tree. To watch the full interview, visit this link. Tip 1: Begin Your Jewish Research […]

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Fundamentals of Genealogy Research Plans
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The Fundamentals of Genealogy Research Plans

Research plans, like citations, scare a lot of beginning genealogists but they shouldn’t. Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, shared the fundamentals of genealogy research plans with us during a recent visit. When you want to transition from being a casual genealogist to someone more serious, research plans often come into the equation. Otherwise, we’re using the […]

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Transfer Genealogy Between FamilySearch and Ancestry
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How to transfer information from Ancestry to FamilySearch

Are you confused about how to transfer your information between two online trees, namely FamilySearch and Ancestry? You’re not alone and it’s time to talk about how to keep the trees somewhat compatible. Terry wrote, “I’m a relative newcomer to this. I have some info stored on Ancestry.com, but want to transfer it to FamilySearch. […]

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Video Round Up 0404201
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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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How to handle junk on Ancestry Trees
Genealogy 101
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How to handle people posting facts on Ancestry.com that are not true?

Ancestry.com member trees provide a useful platform to share genealogical data. However, not everything in an online tree is accurate and you shouldn’t accept information without validation. What do you do when you encounter individuals who post inaccurate information in online trees? Double check the accuracy of all information before you add it to your […]

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Transfer From Newspapers to Ancestry
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Adding Newspapers.com Clippings to Ancestry.com

When you use Newspapers.com, you can gather articles and entries you discover about your ancestors into a clippings file. Since Newspapers.com is a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, the coolest feature is that you can then save those newspaper clippings to your Ancestry tree. Finding newspaper clippings on Ancestry.com is pretty cool. Thus far, I have found […]

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Does a Genealogy Record Exist?
Genealogy 101
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Does a record exist for your ancestor?

Perhaps you want to find a document that mentions the birth, marriage, or death your great-grandmother. How are you going to go about this? As a beginning genealogist, you may think that vital records were always available because they are so commonplace today. However, birth, marriage, and death records are a modern invention Depending on […]

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