Author: Family History Fanatics

Andy, Devon Noel, and Caleb Lee are the Family History Fanatics who have been excited about genealogy for over 40 years, collectively. We have a top rated YouTube channel in the genealogy niche and continue to grow every day. Andy and Devon travel to conferences to teach in person, join webinars that others put on, and host and promote their own virtual genealogy conferences. We also have published seven books on genealogy, DNA, and memory keeping. In short, we're everywhere you want to learn, Blog, Video, Print, and Conferences! Support us by visiting FamilyHistoryFanatics.com to learn more.
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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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Googling Your Genealogy For Great Finds

Googling your genealogy can help you find a bevy of discoveries with a few simple clicks and keystrokes. Take full advantage of these tips from a genealogy gem of an expert. I had the honor of interviewing Lisa Louise Cooke, host of the Genealogy Gems podcast about her book: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd […]

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You can write your family history THIS YEAR!

You can write your family history book this year. Go from the starting point to published utilizing tips and strategies from leading genealogists and writers during the Saturday, 29 June 2019 eConference organized by Family History Fanatics! End the Overwhelm of Writing a Family History Writing a family history “Book” is an overwhelming task in […]

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Win a 3-Day Pass to Genealogy Jamboree

The 50th Anniversary of Southern California’s Genealogy Jamboree is taking place May 31-June 1, 2019 in Burbank California and I want you to attend! The 50th Annual Genealogy Jamboree will again bring your nationally known speakers to keep you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from […]

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Genealogy Video Round Up
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Genealogy Video Round-Up ~ 12 April 2019

Another week has passed, and genealogy videos on YouTube are definitely worth investigating. Be sure to watch, comment, like, and share! Genealogy Tips Your Ancestor in the 1890 Veterans Schedule – Genealogy Clues – Boundless Genealogy Immigration and Naturalization Records – GenealogyTV Census Records Genealogy Research Chart – Lineage Society Genealogy Census Data in a […]

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Genealogy Video Round-Up ~ 5 April 2019

Another week has passed and genealogy videos on YouTube are definitely worth investigating. Be sure to watch, comment, like, and share! Genealogy Tips Interview Your Relatives for Family History (Part 5) – Road to Your Family History What is the Historical Records Survey? – Genealogy Works Ancestry’s New Tree Tags, ThruLines Q’s Answered. Bonus Hack!– […]

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How to handle junk on Ancestry Trees
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How to handle people posting facts on Ancestry.com that are not true?

Ancestry.com member trees provide a useful platform to share genealogical data. However, not everything in an online tree is accurate and you shouldn’t accept information without validation. What do you do when you encounter individuals who post inaccurate information in online trees? Double check the accuracy of all information before you add it to your […]

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Personal Highlight at RootsTech
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Family History Fanatics Highlights From RootsTech 2019

@FHFanatics share a few of their personal highlights from the 2019 #RootsTech conference

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RootsTech 2019 Film Fest Review
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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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RootsTech 2019 Review
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RootsTech 2019 Report Card

With RootsTech 2019 a thing of the past, do you wonder how the conference fared? Especially since 2018 was not a good year for the event. Wearing the hats of Ambassador, Speaker, and attendee, I share this RootsTech Review in a report card style. Let’s start off with the hurdles that RootsTech faced: 2018 2019 […]

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