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Free Webinar – Discover Your Family in the 1950 Census
The 1950 Census is here! In this free interactive webinar, Jim Ericson from FamilySearch International discusses the release of the 1950 US Census, how FamilySearch and Ancestry have teamed up to create an index and more.
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How to Fact-Check Family Stories in Three Case Studies
It's an unfortunate truth that sometimes, cherished family stories turn out to be tall tales. Separate truth from fiction in your family lore with the tips ...
How to Use the David Rumsey Map Collection for Genealogy
The David Rumsey Map Collection boasts over 115,000 unique resources on its free online portal. In this video, Sunny Morton provides a thorough walk-through...
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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!
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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
SPRING FORWARD WITH FRESH GENEALOGY STRATEGIES
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
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Become a 20th Century Census Expert — An Interview with Ge...
In this episode, Gena Philibert-Ortega joins us to discuss the importance of understanding 20th century census records as genealogists. Plus: we explore how...
Preparing for the 1950 Census Release
Census Records, Podcasts
In this episode we're getting ready for the release of the 1950 census by learning how to research ancestors through the 1940s, as well as how to find your ...
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