Month: July 2019

Personal History

Enrich Family Histories With Often Repeated Phrases

Capturing the true character of a person can be difficult with simple descriptive words. Describing their physical features and mentioning where they are from, may paint a visual picture of a person but the individual remains one dimensional.  If you include often repeated phrases an ancestor said into your family history, the person’s story instantly […]

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How Ancestry MyTreeTags Can Improve Your Family Tree Research #genealogy #ancestry
Genealogy 101
Online Research
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YouTube

What are Ancestry MyTreeTags?

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a way to label our ancestors so that we can find people in our tree who have things in common or jump to your current research tasks on Ancestry? Ancestry MyTree Tags offers subscribers a way to do just that. MyTreeTags is Ancestry’s solution to a problem that […]

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5 Tips To Climb Your European Family Tree #genealogy #rootstech
Genealogy 101
Online Research
YouTube

5 Tips To Climb Your European Family Tree

Do you have European ancestors and you want to research your heritage? Europe is a big place, so how do you get started?  I asked Miles Meyer, a researcher who specializes in European archives, to share tips on how to get started researching your ancestors from this region.  To watch the full interview, click here […]

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Follow these tips to preserve your family treasures. #downsizing #familyhistory #memorykeeping
Memorabilia
Writing Family History

How to Preserve the Treasures in Your Home

When you preserve the treasures in your home and the homes of your loved ones, you magnify the depth of your family history. Family history and genealogy research are incomplete without personal stories. Writing personal history might stop you in your tracks and suck the fun out of your genealogy journey. However, if you look […]

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Free yourself from clutter by downsizing your family record collection. #genealogy #organization #decluttering
Online Research
Organizing Research

Downsizing Your Family Group Sheets

For many decades, family members have passed down handwritten pedigree charts and family group charts. Thanks to a free digital resource, we can downsize the family group sheets and reclaim space in our homes. The number one question I receive each time I teach about Downsizing with Family History in Mind is, “What do I […]

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Google My Maps can help you create a virtual tour of an ancestor's home. #genealogy #resources #ancestors
FHforChildren
Fun with Family History
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YouTube

Creating a Virtual Hometown Tour With Google My Maps

Ever wished you could visit the hometown of an ancestor but you don’t know if you’ll ever make it what if I told you you could create a virtual tour of your ancestral hometown using Google My Maps. In a previous post and video, Melissa Finley from Boundless Genealogy.com explained how to create a basic […]

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5 Tips for researching your southern ancestors #genealogy #usresearch #ancestors
Genealogy 101
RootsTech2019
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5 Tips For Finding Your Southern Ancestors

Do you need help finding your Southern Ancestors and want to learn how how to start climbing that tree? Follow these tips from Amy Carpenter, a young genealogist who specializes in Southern research. I spoke with Amy Carpenter, from Musings of a Young Genealogist and she shared 5 fantastic tips and strategies for finding your […]

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DNA Painting, Southern Genealogy, and more. #genealogy #education #youtube
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DNA Painting and More in the Genealogy Video Round-Up

This week’s genealogy video round-up features an explanation of what DNA painting is and how to use it in your genealogy research. Additional videos include tips on how to best utilize the 1860 US Census and solving a tough genealogy case. Let’s get started. Genealogy Research Videos Becoming a better researcher begins with knowing what […]

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How many small DNA segments are legitimate?

If you’ve looked at Family Tree DNA data, then you’ve seen that some of your matches have some small segments that are less than seven centimorgans. Ever wonder how many of these small segments could actually be matches? The Small DNA Segment Debate There’s some debate on them.  Some people see them and they think […]

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Writing Family History

3 Ways to Overcome Thinking, “I Don’t Have Great Stories”

Stop telling yourself you, ‘I Don’t Have Great Stories.” If our ancestors thought that, they were wrong and so are you. Wouldn’t you give ANYTHING to have a story or two, no matter how mundane, that gave you insight into your ancestors? Well your family, immediate and extended, want your story. So start writing about […]

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