Online Research

Colorized Family Photo from MyHeritage In Color Tool
Memory Keeping
Online Research
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Breathe New Life Into Old Family Photos with MyHeritage In Color™

MyHeritage users colorized over a million black and white photos during Valentine’s weekend using the MyHeritage in Color™ tool. You should give it a try. (That is if you haven’t already.) In the video shown below, I walk you through the process of uploading your photos to the MyHeritage Media Library (and avoid the mistake […]

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What are Legacy NFS Sources on FamilySearch
Online Research
Research Over My Shoulder
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What are Legacy NFS sources on FamilySearch?

When working FamilySearch, do you ever come across extracted Legacy NFS sources and the Personal Pages of your ancestors? Do you wish you knew what to do with them? If you thought the IGI sources were confusing, Legacy Sources are worse. What are Legacy NFS sources on FamilySearch.org? Legacy NFS sources refer to the information transferred […]

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How to data mind genealogy collections
Brick Walls
Genealogy 201
Online Research
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How to Data Mine Your Deceased – Genealogy Tips

When you data mine genealogy record sets, you can make discoveries for elusive family stories. Do you ever have a research question that requires you to explore a large number of families to attempt to piece together the answer? In this video, we’re going to talk about how you can data mine a record collection […]

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Online Research

3 Reasons Not to Use the FamilySearch Family Tree

FamilySearch is a free genealogy tree building website with searchable and image-only record collections. Despite these advantages, there are three reasons you may not want to use the FamilySearch Family Tree in your research. If I had the rights to make a t-shirt without fear of copyright infringement, I would make one that had the […]

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10 Genealogists to Follow on Pinterest
Online Research
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10 Genealogists to Follow on Pinterest

If you have ever wondered, “what genealogists are active on Pinterest and who should I follow?”, then you have found the best blog post ever. Okay, it may be a stretch to say best blog post ever, but below you’ll find a reference list for which genealogists you should follow on Pinterest. 10 Genealogists With […]

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Why Use Pinterest for Genealogy?
Online Research
Organizing Research

Why Use Pinterest For Genealogy?

While researching for the best technology tools to use as a genealogist, I thought, “Why would anyone use Pinterest for genealogy?” Genealogists need methods to organize their discoveries, research, and discoveries so I read blog posts and watched YouTube videos. I learned that Pinterest organizes photos, quotes, tips, training from blog posts, YouTube videos, and […]

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Screenshot of historic newspaper with the phrase Use Keywords in Newspapers to Find Genealogy Gold
Genealogy 201
Online Research
Writing Family History

Use Keywords in Newspaper Research to Find Genealogy Gold

Are you struggling to find genealogy gold in newspapers? Try using keywords in your newspaper research. By searching for places, names, and topics, rather than a specific person, you can find some amazing details to enhance your family history. Where to add keywords in newspaper research When using Newspapers.com, you simply add your keywords, rather […]

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Screenshot of historical newspaper with overlay that says Word around OCR errors in newspaper research
Genealogy 201
Online Research
Writing Family History
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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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