Year: 2018

Family History Consultant
Genealogy 101
YouTube

Ten Genealogy Videos to Binge Watch from Family History Fanatics

From mistakes to record sets, from FamilySearch Family Tree management to organization, here are ten videos that can help you in your genealogical research. They are the best videos on the Family History Fanatics channel from 2018. To watch a video, click on the image to play from this browser. Or click on the link […]

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DNA
Genetic Genealogy
YouTube

10 Genetic Genealogy Videos on YouTube You Must Watch

Genetic genealogy is complicated for some, which is why we curated a list of ten videos to help explain the top ten questions we’re asked about DNA an genealogy. To view the videos, click on the viewer to watch from this page or click on the link below each suggestion to watch the video on […]

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Photoshop Elements 2018 Basics
Scrapbooking
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Scrapbooking Basics in Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements is my favorite platform to use to create scrapbooks because of the ability I have to customize layouts to accommodate the pictures and text that I want to share to tell a great story about my ancestors or my family’s daily life. Let’s walk through a few basics of the program so you […]

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Genealogy 101
Online Research

How to remove a child from the wrong set of parents on FamilySearch

Have you ever come across an individual on FamilySearch and thought, “they don’t belong in this family” and then wondered what you should about it? I’m going to share my thoughts not only on the hows of breaking relationships but also the cautions and the encouragement. What do you do when you think a potential […]

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News

Moving, Messes & Merry Christmas

While Y’all are celebrating the holidays and ringing in the New Year, I’m going to moving a large portion of Family History Fanatics, “The Blog” from Blogger to WordPress. For many of you, there should be no issues in keeping up with us after the transition is complete. For others, you might have to update your […]

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Editorial
Fun with Family History
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Is genealogy only for old people? A 2018 Assessment

  Have you ever heard that genealogy is for old people? Let’s see if that is true! For most of my life, I have heard that genealogy is for old people. There has to be some truth to this. After all, the majority of people at conferences and genealogical societies are north of 50, usually […]

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Genealogy 101
Research Over My Shoulder
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Searching for Winfield’s Parents Prior to His Marriage

  In genealogy, you want to work your way from what is known to what is unknown. In many cases, you will discover an ancestor is a spouse and had children before you find records for when they are children in their parent’s home. The reason is you’ll need the clues records created during from […]

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DNA
YouTube

How to Understand Genetic Half Relationships

    Half relationships can be confusing for some people. I know it was for me and still. I usually have to draw the half-relationships out to understand what I am talking about. So let’s talk about those people we are halfly related to.   Growing up, I had friends who were part of blended […]

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Online Research
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How to Merge Duplicate Profiles on FamilySearch

Do you ever have trouble trying to merge two individuals that you think should be combined on FamilySearch?  Today’s your lucky day! We’re going to talk about whether you should and how to do it. FamilySearch is a one-tree, collaborative effort. What that means is there are no private trees. we’re all trying to work […]

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Genealogy 101
Research Over My Shoulder
YouTube

A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating a Death Record

Our ancestors have died, and if we’re lucky they have left records of their death. Those records can provide clues for our genealogy questions. One principle in genealogy is that a record is more reliable when it is an original document created at the time of the event by individuals who witnessed said event. Errors can […]

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