5 Steps to Digitizing Your Old Negatives

5 Steps to Digitizing Your Old Negatives

Do you have old family photo negatives in your closet? You may be wondering, "can I still get my old negatives printed into photos? What should I do with these old negatives?" To answer questions like these, we'll need to think through your goals, budget and...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 235

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 235

Federal court records are wonderful because they are so packed with genealogical information. But knowing which records are available and where to find them can sound daunting, and that stops many genealogists from ever tapping into them. In this episode our aim...

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New Genealogy Records this Week Nov. 8, 2019

New Genealogy Records this Week Nov. 8, 2019

It's another big week for genealogical records. Here's the latest including two rare opportunities for free access to subscription military records. Ancestry® Veteran's Day 2019 Free Access To World's Largest US Military Records Collection From Ancestry: Ancestry®...

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A Wide Range of New and Updated Genealogy Records

A Wide Range of New and Updated Genealogy Records

The newest genealogy records to hit the Internet are exciting because of the wide range subjects they cover. Peruse these carefully because there just may be a genealogy gem waiting just for you! New and Updated Free Records from FamilySearch  The newest...

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AncestryDNA® Ethnicity Estimates Updated

AncestryDNA® Ethnicity Estimates Updated

Here's the latest DNA update quoted from Ancestry®: Ancestry® Expands Reference Panel to Deliver More Precise Results and New Regions "Today, Ancestry® announced their latest update to AncestryDNA® ethnicity estimates. This update was made possible thanks to an...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 234

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 234

In this episode we take a look at a subject that is difficult, and yet ultimately faced by all genealogists: Downsizing. Whether you need to help a relative downsize, or it's time for you to move into a smaller place or just  carve out more room in your existing...

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How to Find and Use Land Records for Genealogy

How to Find and Use Land Records for Genealogy

Land records are some of the most underutilized, yet most useful, records available in genealogy. Often, they are the only records which state a direct relationship between family members. They can also be used to prove relationships indirectly by studying the land...

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Busting Genealogical Brick Walls with a Podcast

Busting Genealogical Brick Walls with a Podcast

Podcasts are hotter than ever. Folks listen while doing a wide range of activities: working, exercising, commuting, cooking or simply relaxing.  My hope is that as you listen to the free Genealogy Gems Podcast (and the ad-free Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast to...

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Findmypast Now Supports Tree to Tree Hints

Findmypast Now Supports Tree to Tree Hints

Long gone are the days of having to search for genealogical records all alone.  When you have any part of your family tree online on any of the “Genealogy Giants” websites (Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch) they do a lot of the hunting for you....

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New Free Genealogy Records and Images at FamilySearch

New Free Genealogy Records and Images at FamilySearch

When new genealogy records come online, they can be in different forms. Sometimes they are indexed records and sometime they are browse-only digital images. Either way, new genealogy content online is always welcome. And this week this new content is free thanks to...

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RootsTech 2020 SLC Opens Registration

RootsTech 2020 SLC Opens Registration

It's time for genealogists to start making plans for the RootsTech 2020 conference to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. I've been attending and speaking at RootsTech since 2011, the second year that the conference was held. It's been so rewarding to be a part of the...

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