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Genealogy Brick Wall Busters Free eBook
Genealogy brick walls can be frustrating, but they don't have to stall your research forever. Here's a free ebook that guides you through some of the most common genealogy brick walls so that you can get closer to answering your most pressing questions.
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How, exactly, are you related to the child of your great-great-grandmother’s son? We’ll explain the steps to calculating cousinhood!READ MORE
The mixed-race Melungeon people from Appalachia can be tough for descendants to trace. Learn some origin theories and tips for starting your research.READ MORE
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How to Navigate Dead Fred’s Genealogy Photo Archive
Dead Fred lets you search for old family photos and add your own. Here's a guide that offers tips for using the site's search functions and other features.
Germans from Russia: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors
German Genealogy, Russian Genealogy
German speakers migrated to the Russian Empire as early as the 18th century. Here's how to research your "Germans from Russia" roots.
Great-uncle, or grand-uncle? Here’s one perspective on the avuncular controversy.READ MORE
Swipe away with the most useful genealogy and family tree apps that are right in the palm of your hand, and take your research on the go.READ MORE
Senior family members are often the best genealogy resource. Here are family history interview questions to ask to discover more about generations past.READ MORE
START YOUR 1950 CENSUS RESEARCH HERE!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift, skip the shops and get out your family records. Share your glad tidings with these DIY family history book projects.READ MORE
Ancestry or MyHeritage? FamilySearch or Findmypast? Our expert compares the records, family trees and DNA tests of the “Big Four” genealogy websites.READ MORE
DNA testing has opened up new doors for researchers hoping to find their birth parents. Learn how to use data in your DNA results to figure out relationships.READ MORE
Deciding where you want to store your family tree, whether online or via software, can be a tough choice. Here, we’ll provide you with the tools to determine which online tree or family history software is best for you!READ MORE
LEAF THROUGH YOUR FAMILY TREE THIS FALL
Sometimes it’s a good thing when your roots are showing! We’ve rounded up the tools available to help you create a printed family tree poster to share.READ MORE
Genealogy TV shows offer tips and inspiration for discovering family history. Here are 11 must-watch inspiring and informative family history programs.READ MORE
GENEALOGY FUN FOR ALL AGES
These six genealogy “dream jobs” take your love of research and turn it in to a profession.READ MORE
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Crafting Your Genealogy Will — An Interview with Denise Ma...
In this episode, Denise May Levenick talks about genealogy wills. Also: learn about Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and how to study what your ancestors are wea...
Tips for Filipino Genealogy — An Interview with Todd Lucer...
In this episode, Todd Lucero Sales talks about Filipino genealogy. Plus: learn how to know what to keep or toss and discover the capabilities of RootsMagic.
FIND YOUR ANCESTORS FOR FREE
Compare-a-Face is a fun new FamilySearch website feature that uses photos to decide which relatives you most resemble. How well does it work? We try out Compare-a-Face and give you tips for best results.READ MORE
Transferring your DNA results means you can take them from one company to another. Here’s why and how to take advantage of this research technique.READ MORE
Here are seven techniques you can use to research for free on Ancestry.com, no subscription required!READ MORE
WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Looking for ideas for planning family reunion? Follow these 10 steps to a fun reunion for the whole family.READ MORE
You can preserve family memories through plants and flowers that will bloom for years to come. Here’s a guide to help you get your garden of memories growing.READ MORE