Getting Started on Ancestry.com

Getting Started on Ancestry.com

Getting started on Ancestry.com can be a little daunting. As one of the world's top genealogy websites, it's packed with information about millions of people--perhaps including your ancestors. These step-by-step instructions will help you start building...

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New Records Include Irish Genealogical Abstracts

New Records Include Irish Genealogical Abstracts

Explore new Irish Genealogical Abstracts that have become available this week. They are a great alternative to records destroyed in the 1922 Dublin fire! Also new are church and burial records for England, poorhouse records for Scotland, German military recruitment,...

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Found in an Archive: 10 Unexpected Discoveries

Found in an Archive: 10 Unexpected Discoveries

What we expect to be found in an archive is documents, photos, memorabilia and other paper-based items. But the Archive Lady Melissa Barker's list of "most unusual discoveries" reminds us to expect the unexpected in archival collections! Read about her top ten unique...

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Listen to Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #210

Listen to Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #210

with Lisa Louise Cooke In this episode: You've heard of "burned counties," a phrase used to describe places where courthouse fires or other disasters have destroyed key genealogy records? In this episode, a listener presents the problem of her burned city?Chicago....

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Polish Genealogy: 4 Steps to Find Your Family History

Polish Genealogy: 4 Steps to Find Your Family History

Researching your Polish genealogy may seem a little intimidating at the start. Read these get-started tips from a Polish genealogy veteran at Legacy Tree Genealogists. Then you'll know how to dive right into your Polish family history--and where to turn if you need a...

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Millions of global records now at FamilySearch.org

Millions of global records now at FamilySearch.org

Millions of records from around the world are new at FamilySearch this week, and are completely free! These new collections include Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, and South Africa. PERSI also got a big update this week at Findmypast, as well as new and...

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Episode 209

Episode 209

The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 209 with Lisa Louise Cooke In today's episode: David Ouimette of FamilySearch is known to his colleagues as "the Indiana Jones of genealogy" because of his globe-trotting adventures in curating record treasures. He joins us to talk...

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