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How to work around OCR errors in newspaper research

Are you struggling to do newspaper research for your ancestors because of the OCR errors make the name and keywords unsearchable?D Discover several ways work around these challenges, even if you won’t like all of these suggestions. What causes OCR errors in newspapers? The quality of the images of old newspapers dramatically impacts the ability […]

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Downsize Your Unnecessarily Large Family Tree

Though it may seem sacrilegious to ask, “Do you need to downsize the unnecessarily large family tree that you’re attempting to maintain across multiple platforms and/or in a genealogy software program?” If you have a family tree that is upwards of 10,000 people, you need to consider downsizing your tree to become laser-focused on quality […]

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Googling Your Genealogy For Great Finds

Googling your genealogy can help you find a bevy of discoveries with a few simple clicks and keystrokes. Take full advantage of these tips from a genealogy gem of an expert. I had the honor of interviewing Lisa Louise Cooke, host of the Genealogy Gems podcast about her book: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd […]

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You Can Edit Poorly Indexed Data on FamilySearch!

Do you ever wish you could edit the indexed data for an original record about your ancestor? FamilySearch is letting you do that!!! Time to celebrate. Well, sort of. What is an Index? Genealogy.com says it best, “An index is to genealogy what the wheel is to transportation: you can get along without it, but […]

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5 Videos to Help You Understand Ancestry ThruLines

With Ancestry ThruLines, you can combine your DNA results with member trees to generate possible paths of relationships between you and your DNA matches. The following videos help explain this innovative yet confusing tool for your genealogy toolbox. 1. Ancestry ThruLine Basics Discover how to access your ThruLines from your DNA Discovery Pages and your […]

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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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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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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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