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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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10 Tools for Digitally Saving Family Photos
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As your collection of family photos grows, it can be harder to keep track of your collection, especially without clutter. Here are some tools to help.
5 Records for Finding French Canadian Ancestors
Tap into these French Canadian genealogy records, plus a guide to Quebec's history and French Canadian names.
Your Guide to the 1931 Census of Canada
This guide will show you what questions were asked in the 1931 Census of Canada and how to find records of your family online.
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Gravestone Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings
Gravestone symbols can contain clues about your ancestor’s life and death. Discover the meaning behind common (and several uncommon!) gravestone symbols.READ MORE
What Is a Second Cousin? Understanding Cousin Relationship Terms
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
How to Refer to Aunts and Uncles: Grand, Not Great
Great-uncle, or grand-uncle? Here’s one perspective on the avuncular controversy.READ MORE
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Melungeons: Are You Part of “The Lost Tribe Of Appalachia”?
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
5 Clues You May Have Native American Ancestry
If you suspect you may have Native American roots based on family stories, here are five tips that may help you prove your claim.READ MORE
What is Prussia? Understanding Prussian History
You have Prussian ancestry, but can’t find Prussia on modern maps. Dive into this disappearing state with this overview of Prussian history.READ MORE
Was Your Ancestor a “White Russian”?
Our expert explains the meaning of “White Russian” (the genealogy kind) and shares research tips for Russian roots.READ MORE
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Photo Preservation and Family History Projects
22 Online Historical Photo Databases
Step into your ancestors’ world with the historical photos in these 22 free online archives.READ MORE
13 Websites for Finding Old Family Photos
Search these 13 sites for pictures of your ancestors and the places they lived. Plus, some tips on copyright to consider.READ MORE
Best Resolutions for Scanned Photos and Documents
Take the mystery out of the best size for scanned documents. Here’s a quick dpi resolution guide for family photos and other genealogy records.READ MORE
3 Family History Book Ideas and How to Create Them
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
How to Create A Beautiful Family History Website
It’s easy and inexpensive to set up a family history website that will put you in charge of your clan’s online dream home.READ MORE
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Best Websites: AncientFaces.com – An Interview with ...
In this episode of Best Websites, Daniel Pinna talks about AncientFaces and what the platform has to offer as a community and as a tool for sharing photos.
Exploring the History Behind Post-Mortem Photography ̵...
Robbie Gorr shares the history behind Victorian post-mortem photography. Plus, learn how to preserve photo prints with Photo Detective Maureen Taylor.
How to Preserve Your Family History Through Gardening
With heirloom gardening, you can quite literally preserve your family history in your own backyard. Here are some tips to get memories blossoming.READ MORE
Online Tree or Genealogy Software? Deciding Where to Keep Your Data
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
11 Must-See Genealogy TV Shows That Will Inspire You
Genealogy TV shows offer tips and inspiration for discovering family history. Here are 11 must-watch inspiring and informative family history programs.READ MORE
Strategies for Using and Understanding Ancestry.com
The Best Ancestry.com Tips and Tricks
Not sure where to start on Ancestry.com? Follow these research tips and tricks to get on the right track.READ MORE
Ways to Use Ancestry.com for Free with No Subscription
Here are seven techniques you can use to research for free on Ancestry.com, no subscription required!READ MORE
Genealogy Websites Comparison: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage
Ancestry or MyHeritage? FamilySearch or Findmypast? Our expert compares the records, family trees and DNA tests of the “Big Four” genealogy websites.READ MORE