Genealogy 101

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

Which Ancestry MyTreeTags Should You Use? #genealogy #ancestors
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Which Ancestry MyTreeTags should you use on your family tree?

In a previous post, I covered the basics of how to add Ancestry’s MyTreeTags to your ancestor’s profile and hinted at how they can help you sort our ancestors. This post will dive deep into the various tags and make sense of them. The Need to Understand the Definitions Behind Each MyTreeTag Before you add […]

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Discover the latest genealogy video releases on YouTube. #genealogy #dnatests #youtube
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MyTree Tags, Lazarus and more – Genealogy Video RoundUp

This week on YouTube, the following genealogy videos feature the basics of MyTreeTags, how to recreate your ancestor’s DNA using the Lazarus tool, and a fun Man on the Street video. Check it out! Genealogy Videos This week’s round-up of genealogy covers a wide range of topics. Finding female ancestors, using a new tool on […]

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How Ancestry MyTreeTags Can Improve Your Family Tree Research #genealogy #ancestry
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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
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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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5 Tips for researching your southern ancestors #genealogy #usresearch #ancestors
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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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Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy doesn't have to be difficult.
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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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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 about 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

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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