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Google My Maps can help you create a virtual tour of an ancestor's home. #genealogy #resources #ancestors
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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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Spice up your next road trip with a little family history along the way. #roadtrip #familyhistory
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How to Add Family History to Your Next Road Trip

Are you planning a family road trip this summer? Melissa Finlay, from BoundlessGenealogy.com, shared how easy it is to add family history stops to your next road trip using Google My Maps. Add Family History Stops to Google My Maps You have probably used Google Maps to navigate your way to your destination or to […]

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When should you ask questions during genealogy conferences?

Imagine that you’re at an in-person genealogy conference and you’re in a workshop. You might be wondering, “If I have a question, when should I ask the presenter?” Is it possible to know your answer before the presentation begins? I have read ‘how to give great presentation’ tips on a variety of websites as I’ve […]

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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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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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Genealogy Video Round Up – 29 March 2019

How’s your week? Hopefully, it went well, and you’re ready to enjoy some time learning visually about genealogy. We scoured YouTube looking for genealogy and family history videos and rounded them up for you. At the end of this post, you’ll also see a few fun finds. Click on the links to go to the […]

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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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If Family History Isn’t Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong

Why on earth would people do family history if it wasn’t fun? For years I have fought with folks who take the fun out of genealogy. Finally, I want to push back online. If family history isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. Family History is a huge tent of activities that work together to support […]

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Unboxing the Past

On 18 May 2018, I opened a box that I received from my father’s cousin. This box had resided in her mother’s home for nearly 20 years and too many years in her own garage. Garage! Yikes. Why would the photos be in the garage of my dad’s aunt and cousin when he was an […]

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Is genealogy only for old people? A 2018 Assessment

Have you ever heard that genealogy is for old people? Let’s see if that is true! For most of my life, I have heard that genealogy is for old people. There has to be some truth to this. After all, the majority of people at conferences and genealogical societies are north of 50, usually north […]

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