Genealogy 201

How to research when your genealogy training wheels have come off.

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Basics of Researching Your Loyalist Ancestors

Many Americans celebrate having Patriot Ancestors from the Revolution, but what are the basics of researching Loyalist Ancestors who migrated to Canada? Lianne Krüger, a Canadian with deep French-Canadian roots, shared a number of points about researching Loyalist ancestors while we visited at RootsTech. She called the Loyalists the “first American draft dodgers!” Those who […]

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Do you descend from people who owned slaves in the US? Are you not sure how to handle this news? Listen as Cheri Passey shares some of her insights into such genealogy research. #slavery #genealogy
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What Responsibilities Does a Descendant of Slaveholders Bear?

If you have ancestors who owned other people, what should you do when you discover you are descendant of slaveholders? Cheri Hudson Passey, a descendant of slaveholders shared a number of valuable tips with me while we were at a genealogy conference to help folks process this issue. This post follows nicely after the one […]

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Follow these terrific tips to trace the men and women in your family tree who served in WWI. #genealogy #wwi #militaryrecords
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5 Tips to Start Researching WWI Veterans

Are you uncertain how to find records about your ancestors who served during the First World War? Deborah Dudek shared five tips for researching WWI Veterans in the world war one time period there Deborah what can we do.” Many people think World War I genealogy is really complicated and they may be put off […]

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Avoid genealogy burn out with these tips.
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Keep Your Genealogy Fire Burning

Are you feeling a lack of desire to pursue your family history? Discover how to keep the genealogy fire burning by changing your focus. You may have attended: a local Family History Discovery Day a regional or international genealogy conference (RootsTech, The Genealogy Show, MyHeritage Live, or the National Genealogy Society events_ an online webinar […]

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Where did your ancestor live? If it seems like they were everywhere, then you should create a map of their travels. #genealogy #researchtools @BoundlessGenealogy
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Create a Research Map with Google My Maps

Ever had an ancestor that moved around a lot and you just can’t wrap your head around it? Melissa Finley, of BoundlessGenealogy.com, shared a few tips on how she created a research map to understand her migratory ancestor using Google My Maps. If you missed the previous video, Create a Family History Road Trip with […]

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A Genealogy Hack for Translating German Newspapers into English #genealogy #hacks
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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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14 June 2019 This week in genealogy videos
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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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Fundamentals of Genealogy Research Plans
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The Fundamentals of Genealogy Research Plans

Research plans, like citations, scare a lot of beginning genealogists but they shouldn’t. Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, shared the fundamentals of genealogy research plans with us during a recent visit. When you want to transition from being a casual genealogist to someone more serious, research plans often come into the equation. Otherwise, we’re using the […]

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How to Evaluate a Death Record
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How to evaluate a death record for an ancestor

In genealogy research, we move from record to record building a case about our ancestors. When working with records with sparse genealogical information, how can you determine a record pertains to your research question? Moreover, how can we evaluate whether a death record pertains to our ancestor? Research Question When and where did Martha (Gordon) […]

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Enrich Your Family History With Postcards from the Past

Writing a family history that has excitement when you don’t feel like a creative writer is challenged. However, you can enrich your family history projects through pictures from the past, such as post cards! My Geiszler and Brown family lines have resided in Ohio for at least 100 years. A few years back, I wrote […]

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