6 Best School Records for Genealogy

6 Best School Records for Genealogy

School records can fill in the gaps in missing vital records, as well as provide a rare glimpse into the daily lives of our ancestors. Guest blogger Margaret Linford shares her personal stories about how schools can connect us to our families. She also...

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New England genealogy records top US updates

New England genealogy records top US updates

Find New England genealogy records for Vermont pioneers, Boston Catholics and Berkshire, MA residents among new and updated collections online. Also: vital records updates for Idaho, Nebraska, New York state and Tennessee.Featured: New England genealogy recordsVermont...

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Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best Websites 2018

Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best Websites 2018

Genealogy Gems is thrilled to be included in Family Tree Magazine's list of the 101 Best Websites for 2018! Each year, Family Tree Magazine's team of genealogy experts scour the web for the best of the best websites where you can discover family history...

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MyHeritage LIVE Schedule is Now Available

MyHeritage LIVE Schedule is Now Available

MyHeritage just announced the speaker schedule and it is now available on the MyHeritage LIVE website. There are also now discounted hotel rooms available. Here's the latest on the event: We’ve put together a jam-packed schedule of fascinating lectures...

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6M Free British Family Notices Now Online

6M Free British Family Notices Now Online

Nearly 6 million British family notices are now free to explore online! Find your ancestors from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in more new and updated records, too: newspaper articles, British almanacs and directories, clandestine marriages, Liverpool Catholic...

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All Ellis Island Passenger Records Now Free on FamilySearch

All Ellis Island Passenger Records Now Free on FamilySearch

All Ellis Island passenger records are now available and free to search at FamilySearch.org! It’s one of 8 free fresh FamilySearch collections profiled in this article. You’ll also find: New Jersey brides, France vital records, Northumberland parish records, Palermo...

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Improvements to MyHeritage DNA

Improvements to MyHeritage DNA

You've taken your DNA test for genealogy and anxiously waited for your results. When they arrive, you dive into the ethnicity pie chart. Then matches start rolling in and it can become a little overwhelming to make sense of it all and the benefit it can...

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German Civil Registration Records and More Now Online

German Civil Registration Records and More Now Online

Now online! German civil registration records for Bad Doberman, Berchtesgaden and Minden, as well as WWII UK prisoners of war records, updates to the 1939 Register, parish records for Cheshire, Cumberland and Derbyshire; British newspapers and Queensland, Australia...

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A Genealogy Speaker’s Life

A Genealogy Speaker’s Life

Join me for a peek inside this speaker's life. Last week I was in Provo, Utah for the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy, with production assistant (and awesome daughter!) Hannah by my side. It was a full week of teaching (6 sessions), interviewing, and...

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29 Million Free Netherlands Genealogy Records

29 Million Free Netherlands Genealogy Records

Nearly 30 million free Netherlands genealogy records are now searchable at FamilySearch.org. Also: free historical Catholic and Columbia University newspapers; Catholic parish records in Boston, MA; British Army and Royal Navy records; and new collections for England...

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Share Stories this Summer

Share Stories this Summer

He was the "new good-looking" Ken that would <swoon> talk to you, and in 1970 I was listening! What did your Ken say to you? We've all got stories to tell. This summer "say many different things" about your family history to your kids. Have fun with it, and help...

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Join Me at MyHeritage LIVE in Oslo, Norway

Join Me at MyHeritage LIVE in Oslo, Norway

If you'd like to go global with your genealogy, the MyHeritage LIVE conference is for you! MyHeritage just announced that registration is open, and I am honored to have been invited as one of the international guest speakers. I would love for you to join me in Oslo,...

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday

Happy lazy days of summer.  Have a wonderful week! -Lisa Lisa is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show and app. She is the author of the books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family...

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