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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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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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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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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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Free yourself from clutter by downsizing your family record collection. #genealogy #organization #decluttering
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Organizing Research

Downsizing Your Family Group Sheets

For many decades, family members have passed down handwritten pedigree charts and family group charts. Thanks to a free digital resource, we can downsize the family group sheets and reclaim space in our homes. The number one question I receive each time I teach about Downsizing with Family History in Mind is, “What do I […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing use of the Internet Archives #archives #genealogy #research
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5 Tips For Maximizing Use of the Internet Archives

Do you like to do research in your home and perhaps in your pajamas fantastic? Then you will want to use these tips when researching on the Internet Archive!!! I interviewed popular speaker, Dan Earl, known as The Family History Guy on Twitter, and found out his five best tips for using Internet Archives to […]

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How to find family photos when your family has none #familyhistory #genealogy #lisalisson
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How to Find Family Photos When Your Family Has None

Photos enhance our family history, but what do you do when you don’t have any in your possession? Is it possible to find more pictures of your family? Lisa Lisson, who has been a frequent guest contributor on the Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel (click HERE, HERE, and HERE), shared her favorite tips for finding […]

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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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