BYU Family History Conference 2016

BYU Family History Conference 2016

The BYU family history conference is coming up July 26-29, 2016 in Provo, Utah. I'll be there! Will you? I hope you'll come say hello. I hope to meet many of you at Brigham Young University’s annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy in Provo, Utah, coming up...

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The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 193: Published!

The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 193: Published!

The Genealogy Gems Podcast episode 193 is ready for listening! It's packed with genealogy news you can use; inspiring tips from listeners and experts and the NEW Genealogy Gems Book Club pick. Ready to tune in the newest episode of The Genealogy Gems Podcast? Episode...

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New Genealogical Records for Immigrant Ancestors

New Genealogical Records for Immigrant Ancestors

Land ho! Your immigrant ancestors are waiting to be found in these new and updated record collections. Find naturalization petitions and passport applications first, then move on to the civil registration records to find the family members they left behind. Records...

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Bring Some Sunshine to Your Family Tree

Bring Some Sunshine to Your Family Tree

Family tree charts come in all shapes and sizes. Fan charts, bowtie charts, and the popular portrait charts are just a few of the many options. Many of our favorite genealogy software and apps allow us to create a printed version of our family tree. Creating and...

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Episode 193

Episode 193

The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode # 193 by Lisa Louise Cooke Episode highlights: Genealogy milestones, anniversaries, new records, upcoming conferences and new free video tutorials; Email response to The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #192: another tip on the U.S....

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Each chair at my table is different

Each chair at my table is different

My Dear Gems: I just feel moved to share a bit of my life and home with you today. Hugs, Lisa Each chair at my kitchen table is different; they come from various grandparents, both mine and my husbands. As I walk past it throughout my day, I envision them sitting...

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Exciting New Records Across the Southern U.S.

Exciting New Records Across the Southern U.S.

Exciting new genealogical records are popping up for the southern U.S. this week. If you haven't found the record you need yet, try again...you may be surprised! Records for Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia are listed below.    ...

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Google Drive: A Challenger to Dropbox and Evernote

Google Drive: A Challenger to Dropbox and Evernote

Google Drive is giving some of their competitors a run for their money. This free google tool is just what genealogists are looking for to create, consolidate, and organize their files. I have been using Google Drive for about a year now. I upload my family photos,...

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Cemetery Records: An Alternative to Death Records

Cemetery Records: An Alternative to Death Records

Cemetery records are a great alternative when you can’t find a death record. Here’s how to find them! Genealogists are always on the hunt for records about the deaths of their ancestors. Death records sometimes offer a cause of death, birth information, and parents'...

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New Record Collections Reach From Sea to Shining Sea

New Record Collections Reach From Sea to Shining Sea

This week's new record collections reach from sea to shining sea. Keep reading for great genealogical records available for the United States, Scotland, and Canada. UNITED STATES - RHODE ISLAND - COURT RECORDS The Rhode Island Historical Society has launched a digital...

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Free RootsMagic Guides to Download and Share

Free RootsMagic Guides to Download and Share

Free RootsMagic guides, called Magic Guides, are easy to download and share. This is just another reason why we love and recommend RootsMagic as the go-to genealogy software. RootsMagic is downloadable genealogy database software that keeps all your family tree data...

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