Month: June 2019

A weekly round up of genealogy videos on YouTube
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Photos, DNA, and Flag History – Genealogy Video Round-Up

In this week’s genealogy and history video roundup, we discover three tips for finding family photos when we didn’t inherit any, discover why small families negatively impact DNA discoveries and why Northern Ireland doesn’t have an official flag. All this and more, check it out. Genealogy Videos Finding photos, getting around a brick wall, recognizing […]

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How to find family photos when your family has none #familyhistory #genealogy #lisalisson
Online Research
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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
Genealogy 201
Online Research
Tools

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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How Do Small Family Sizes Impact Your DNA Matches? #geneticgenealogy #dnamatches
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How Do Small Family Sizes Impact Your DNA Matches?

Have you had problems finding any matches with DNA? Do all of your close matches only share about fifty centimorgans or less with you? If so, you may suffer from the problem of small families. Family Sizes Throughout History Family sizes have varied a lot over history, but in the last 200 years, the trend […]

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Personal History

What to do when the story is stuck inside of you?

“If there was a steel beam between two skyscrapers, what would you walk across it for?” These common “Would you Rather” questions come up all the time. Some folks will cross for money, family, their pets, or to obtain world peace. My teenage daughter had a priceless response. “I would never do such an idiotic […]

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Genealogy Video Round Up for 21 June 2019
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Genealogy Video Round – 21 June 2019

This week’s genealogy and history video round-up shares a new-to-me channel and a brand new genealogy channel that’s off to a great start. The History Guy shares details about transatlantic ocean liners and newbie Genealogy Technology shares brick wall-busting techniques. Of course, we share a round-up of our latest YouTube releases and nuggets you’ll have […]

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Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy doesn't have to be difficult.
Genealogy 101
Online Research
RootsTech2019
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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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DNA
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The Value of Comparing Two DNA Kits on GEDmatch Genesis

What can you learn while comparing two DNA kits on GEDmatch Genesis to assist in your genetic genealogy research? Discover the changes that occur when you match cousins of a known common ancestor, a parent-child, and a family with endogamy. As genealogists, one of the things we’re research is how people are related to us […]

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How to Set up a File for Family History Writing
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Writing Family History

How to Set Up A File to Write About Your Ancestors

Writing makes you a better researcher in genealogy, but how can you set yourself up for success? If you set up your files in such a way you’re ready to write as you make new discoveries about your ancestor, you will be better prepared to not only write but also have your content nearly formatted […]

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14 June 2019 This week in genealogy videos
DNA
Genealogy 201
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Your Genealogy Video Playlist for 14 June 2019

New genealogy videos this week ask whether your parents are genetically related, discuss the value of genealogy research plans, and more. Genetic Genealogy Videos Additional DNA related videos this week include: AncestryDNA Matches color coding, How to get around the 24 color limit! – DNA Family Trees How to Upload DNA to GEDmatch Genesis and […]

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