Navigating the End of FamilySearch Microfilm Lending

Navigating the End of FamilySearch Microfilm Lending

Just announced: The FamilySearch microfilm lending service will end on August 30, 2017. Let's cover what we know so far, how it may impact you, and strategies for getting the information you need.  WHAT: FamilySearch Microfilm Lending Ends Most of the Family History...

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New York State Death Index Online for the First Time!

New York State Death Index Online for the First Time!

The New York State Death Index (1880-1956) is online for the first time! Also: letters of complaints to the city of Sydney, Australia; marriage records for Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, and Washington; and the newspaper of a historically black North Carolina university....

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Analyze Your Family Tree for Free with This Easy Tool

Analyze Your Family Tree for Free with This Easy Tool

There's an easy, free way to analyze your family tree for patterns! Discover your ancestors' average life expectancy, most common first names, how long they stayed married, and more. Share the results at your next family reunion, or use them to understand your family...

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Episode 204

Episode 204

The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #204 with Lisa Louise Cooke Canadian expert Dave Obee shares the story of the Canadian home children tips on newspaper research. Also in this episode: New site features at MyHeritage, including improved DNA ethnicity analysis (it's...

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What To Do When Technological Changes Get You Down

What To Do When Technological Changes Get You Down

Feeling frustrated by changing technology? Here's a look back at a post I originally wrote in 2013 that addresses the mayhem tech changes can cause, and how a visit to a fast food restaurant changed my perspective on a particularly rough day. The "Mayhem" commercials...

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Is an Archive Really What You Think It Is?

Is an Archive Really What You Think It Is?

A lot of the best information about our ancestors' lives is buried in an archive--NOT indexed online! Melissa Barker explains what an archive is and how to find one that might reveal secrets from your family history. International Archives Day is Friday, June 9!...

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New DNA Ethnicity Chart: Display Your Heritage

New DNA Ethnicity Chart: Display Your Heritage

Just in time for Father's Day! This new DNA ethnicity chart design is a classy and cutting-edge way to share your family history. As wall displays, this is the perfect conversation-starter for your home or heritage gift for a loved one. There's a gorgeous new way to...

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Remembering Dad with a Family History Interview Video

Remembering Dad with a Family History Interview Video

Here's how to make a family history interview video. We'll walk you through an easy and quick process that will result in a professional quality video that you'll be proud to share with your family and generations to come.  My husband Bill does not  enjoy being on...

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