Genealogy 101

Beginning genealogy tips to get you started climbing your family tree quickly.

Get The Right Help For Your Genealogy
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How not to ask for help with your research query?

Many folks involved in genealogy research love to help you with your reserach questions. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to ask for that help. The following is not it and I’ll explain why. “Hello, I have posted once before and no one responded. This is my second post. I am […]

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Genealogy Video Round Up – 19 April 2019

Need help busting through brick walls? Wonder how to begin researching Scottish or Polish Ancestors? Are you confused on how many genetic ancestors you’re reliably related to? These questions and more are discovered in this weeks collection of genealogy videos on YouTube. Check them out! Genealogy Research Tips: Several YouTube channels released great videos this […]

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Genealogy Video Round-Up ~ 5 April 2019

In rounding up genealogy videos from YouTube this week, we discovered new genealogist who launched their own channel. Be sure to scroll down and check her out. We scoured YouTube looking for genealogy and family history videos and rounded them up for you. How to Support the Genealogy Video Creators: Watch the videos Press the […]

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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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Review What You Know
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Become a Better Research By Reviewing What You Know

Peer reviewing is the most important part of analyzing the research that you encounter or receive from others. However, it’s important that you evaluate your own work before you head off on a research quest. In the video Developing a Research Question, I explained the need to add specifics to your research question so you […]

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The One Genealogy Myth That Must Die!

Genealogists like to say that the hobby is as popular as porn or gardening. They couldn’t be further from the truth!

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How do I track down a birth date for an ancestor?

Question: What is your methodology for tracking down a birth date for an ancestor? – Newbie in Crawford, Nebraska Answer: Great question. Additionally, you don’t have to be a newbie to wonder about the best procedure for tracing down a fact like this. Before I answer the question, ask yourself, how deep do you want […]

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Develop a Quality Research Question
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Developing a Quality Research Question

How can you go to a specific place if you have not determined the destination you’re headed toward? In genealogy, your research should be headed somewhere if wish to conduct quality research. The destinations you head toward always begin with a research question. The fundamental step in quality genealogical research is to develop a research […]

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What to do when the town name is wrong?

Viewer Question: What do you do, when researching an ancestor, and you find his birthplace listed as a certain town that you know for a fact the town was not even established till a good 20 years or so after their birth? When researching your family history, you will run into errors and you have […]

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Does a Genealogy Record Exist?
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Does a record exist for your ancestor?

Perhaps you want to find a document that mentions the birth, marriage, or death your great-grandmother. How are you going to go about this? As a beginning genealogist, you may think that vital records were always available because they are so commonplace today. However, birth, marriage, and death records are a modern invention Depending on […]

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