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Improve Your Scrapbook Layout With Anchoring
Scrapbooking
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How Anchoring Can Improve Your Scrapbook Layout

When I started scrapbooking, I just stuck pictures on a page without caring about design. As I learned more about page layouts, I discovered a quick trick that changed everything about my pages and it will improve your pages too. It’s called ANCHORING!!! Many pages all over the internet in scrapbook galleries and in Facebook […]

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RootsTech 2019 Film Fest Review
RootsTech2019
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RootsTech Film Fest Feedback

The idea of a film fest to generate positive videos about family history and the power to connect will remain a grand idea that RootsTech launched in 2019. Unfortunately, the execution fell a little flat and missed opportunities on YouTube to have a more viral presence. If RootsTech hosts another Film Fest, the organizers should […]

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Review What You Know
Genealogy 101
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Become a Better Research By Reviewing What You Know

Peer reviewing is the most important part of analyzing the research that you encounter or receive from others. However, it’s important that you evaluate your own work before you head off on a research quest. In the video Developing a Research Question, I explained the need to add specifics to your research question so you […]

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Popularity of Genealogy
Editorial
Fun with Family History
Genealogy 101
News
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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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Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Update
DNA
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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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Does a Genealogy Record Exist?
Genealogy 101
Online Research
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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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How to Take a DNA test
DNA
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How to Take a DNA Test, and Are They Scams?

Have you wanted to take a DNA test? Are you worried the tests are a scam? If the same person tests at with the same company and two different times with two different names, will their results be the same? I love the comments and the questions we receive on our YouTube channel, through social […]

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Citations Overdone
Genealogy 201
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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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Unboxing the Past
Fun with Family History
Photo Friday
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Unboxing the Past

On 18 May 2018, I opened a box that I received from my father’s cousin. This box had resided in her mother’s home for nearly 20 years and too many years in her own garage. Garage! Yikes. Why would the photos be in the garage of my dad’s aunt and cousin when he was an […]

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DNA
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What are the Effects of Medical Treatments on your DNA?

by Andy Lee We receive our DNA from our mother and father and it sticks with us throughout our life. But is there any way that our DNA can change during our lifetime? Lots of people have asked about specific situations where DNA can be changed. Today we are going to talk about them and […]

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