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Transfer Genealogy Between FamilySearch and Ancestry
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How to transfer information from Ancestry to FamilySearch

Are you confused about how to transfer your information between two online trees, namely FamilySearch and Ancestry? You’re not alone and it’s time to talk about how to keep the trees somewhat compatible. Terry wrote, “I’m a relative newcomer to this. I have some info stored on Ancestry.com, but want to transfer it to FamilySearch. […]

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Video Round Up 0404201
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Fun with Family History
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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
Genealogy 101
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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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Transfer From Newspapers to Ancestry
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Adding Newspapers.com Clippings to Ancestry.com

When you use Newspapers.com, you can gather articles and entries you discover about your ancestors into a clippings file. Since Newspapers.com is a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, the coolest feature is that you can then save those newspaper clippings to your Ancestry tree. Finding newspaper clippings on Ancestry.com is pretty cool. Thus far, I have found […]

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Does a Genealogy Record Exist?
Genealogy 101
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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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5 Quick Tips to Find Things Online
Genealogy 101
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5 Quick Tips For Finding Records Hiding in Online Collections

Are you struggling to find records on FamilySearch, MyHeritage, FindMyPast or Ancestry for your ancestor? Here are a few things you can do to attempt to force your ancestor to bubble up to the surface while using online search forms. Expand or contract date ranges Sometimes you need to add +5 or +10 to either […]

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Genealogy 101
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How to remove a child from the wrong set of parents on FamilySearch

Have you ever come across an individual on FamilySearch and thought, “they don’t belong in this family” and then wondered what you should about it? I’m going to share my thoughts not only on the hows of breaking relationships but also the cautions and the encouragement. What do you do when you think a potential […]

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How to Merge Duplicate Profiles on FamilySearch

Do you ever have trouble trying to merge two individuals that you think should be combined on FamilySearch?  Today’s your lucky day! We’re going to talk about whether you should and how to do it. FamilySearch is a one-tree, collaborative effort. What that means is there are no private trees. we’re all trying to work […]

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Research Over My Shoulder
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Multiple Records for the Same Event on FamilySearch!?!

  While researching on FamilySearch, do you ever wonder why there are three records for the same event such as birth, marriage, or death records? When you review a source tab on FamilySearch for an ancestor or review results on the search page, you may encounter a number of hints for a vital event. This […]

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How to Evaluate FamilySearch Hints
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How to Evaluate FamilySearch Hints

  Hinting on FamilySearch may help you find records that document your ancestors without you having to do the hunting. FamilySearch serves up some of what we call the ‘low hanging fruit’ of genealogy records which include: vital records and census records, as well as a few others. I reviewed these records in the post […]

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