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YouTube genealogist Devon Noel Lee A Day in the Life of Newspapers
Writing Family History
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Write About A Day in the Life of Your Ancestors Using Newspapers

Is there a resource that can help you write about a day in the life of your ancestors without you being a professional historian? Yes! Newspapers have you covered. When you’re trying to repaint the world of your ancestor, turn to newspapers. Explore the editions released on the day, or near the day, their birth, […]

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Genealogy 201
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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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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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Genealogy 201
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5 Tips For Writing About Your Immigrant Ancestor

Writing about an immigrant ancestor does have to be difficult. Follow these 5 tips and impress your family with a terrific bit of insight without the boredom! Let’s jump into 5 questions you want to research about your immigrant ancestor so you can write their stories.  One Caveat Before You Begin Writing About Your Immigrant […]

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Genetic Genealogy
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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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Genealogy 201
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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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Do you descend from people who owned slaves in the US? Are you not sure how to handle this news? Listen as Cheri Passey shares some of her insights into such genealogy research. #slavery #genealogy
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What Responsibilities Does a Descendant of Slaveholders Bear?

If you have ancestors who owned other people, what should you do when you discover you are descendant of slaveholders? Cheri Hudson Passey, a descendant of slaveholders shared a number of valuable tips with me while we were at a genealogy conference to help folks process this issue. This post follows nicely after the one […]

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Are you using the What Are The Odds tool on DNA Painter?

One of the best, if not the best tool, for analyzing DNA is called the What Are The Odds tool on DNA Painter, Affectionately known as the WATO tool, you can analyze an unknown person compared to known DNA matches to make new discoveries. The origin DNA Painter’s What Are The Odds tool The WATO […]

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Which Ancestry MyTreeTags Should You Use? #genealogy #ancestors
Genealogy 101
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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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Follow these terrific tips to trace the men and women in your family tree who served in WWI. #genealogy #wwi #militaryrecords
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5 Tips to Start Researching WWI Veterans

Are you uncertain how to find records about your ancestors who served during the First World War? Deborah Dudek shared five tips for researching WWI Veterans in the world war one time period there Deborah what can we do.” Many people think World War I genealogy is really complicated and they may be put off […]

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