Year: 2019

#28DaysGenealogy of YouTube
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28 Days of Genealogy Fun

Join us for 28 Days of Genealogy Fun on YouTube with your favorite cast of characters and educators from Family History Fanatics. You should laugh and learn and then share all the fun using the hashtag #28DaysGenealogy. Here’s the schedule: The links go live on the day posted. Stay tuned for more links. 28 November […]

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6 Helpful Books Family Historians Will Love
DNA
Downsizing
Genealogy 101
Inspiration

6 Helpful Books for Family Historians

Family historians love books, especially ones that help them understand DNA and capture and preserve memories. Discover six book titles that will better the lives of your genealogy loving friends (or yourself). #1 Reimagine Family History Forget what you’ve learned about genealogy and learn the greater vision of family history. By so doing, you’ll discover […]

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Scanner vs Photographer about Genealogy Documents
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Organizing Research

Scanning vs Photographing Genealogy Documents

When would photographing your genealogy documents serve you better than scanning them? If you have inherited a mountain or room full of genealogy papers or you need to downsize your archive, you need to digitize the contents so others can access and use the data. The overwhelming task forces the challenge of quality vs efficiency […]

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YouTube genealogist Devon Noel Lee A Day in the Life of Newspapers
Writing Family History
YouTube

Write About A Day in the Life of Your Ancestors Using Newspapers

Is there a resource that can help you write about a day in the life of your ancestors without you being a professional historian? Yes! Newspapers have you covered. When you’re trying to repaint the world of your ancestor, turn to newspapers. Explore the editions released on the day, or near the day, their birth, […]

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Screenshot of historic newspaper with the phrase Use Keywords in Newspapers to Find Genealogy Gold
Genealogy 201
Online Research
Writing Family History

Use Keywords in Newspaper Research to Find Genealogy Gold

Are you struggling to find genealogy gold in newspapers? Try using keywords in your newspaper research. By searching for places, names, and topics, rather than a specific person, you can find some amazing details to enhance your family history. Where to add keywords in newspaper research When using Newspapers.com, you simply add your keywords, rather […]

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Old Photo Album with overlay Ignore Story Crafting Tips While Recording Family History
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Personal History

Ignore Story Crafting While Recording Family History

You are failing at recording your family history because you need to learn how to IGNORE story crafting practices. That’s right. I said it. Ignore the art of crafting a story and you will free yourself to capture and preserve your family history. Story Crafting Techniques Thwart Capturing Family History Many educators and writing instructors […]

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Screenshot of historical newspaper with overlay that says Word around OCR errors in newspaper research
Genealogy 201
Online Research
Writing Family History
YouTube

How to work around OCR errors in newspaper research

Are you struggling to do newspaper research for your ancestors because of the OCR errors make the name and keywords unsearchable?D Discover several ways work around these challenges, even if you won’t like all of these suggestions. What causes OCR errors in newspapers? The quality of the images of old newspapers dramatically impacts the ability […]

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Sketch of a multitude of people and the overlay Downsize Your Unnecessarily Large Family Tree
Downsizing
Genealogy 201
Online Research
Organizing Research

Downsize Your Unnecessarily Large Family Tree

Though it may seem sacrilegious to ask, “Do you need to downsize the unnecessarily large family tree that you’re attempting to maintain across multiple platforms and/or in a genealogy software program?” If you have a family tree that is upwards of 10,000 people, you need to consider downsizing your tree to become laser-focused on quality […]

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