3 Tips for Finding WWI Ancestors and Their Stories

3 Tips for Finding WWI Ancestors and Their Stories

How did World War I affect your family's lives? Start your search with these 3 tips for finding WWI ancestors.  Our current Genealogy Gems Book Club title takes place at the outset of WWI. The Summer Before the War: A Novel by Helen Simonson has endearing characters...

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Trove: Australia Digitized Newspapers and More

Trove: Australia Digitized Newspapers and More

This free video (below) introduces Trove, The National Library of Australia's online catalog and digital archive for all things Australian.  If you have roots in Australia, I hope you are using Trove. When I first covered it in the Genealogy Gems podcast a while back,...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

Here's our weekly roundup of new genealogy records online. This week: Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, the U.S. and Australia. AUSTRALIA LAND. Land grant deeds for Tasmania, Australia (1804-1935) are now searchable on Ancestry.com. The format and content varies:...

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NGS 2016 Live Streaming: FREE Genealogy Gems Classes

NGS 2016 Live Streaming: FREE Genealogy Gems Classes

NGS 2016 live streaming options have expanded this year--and include FREE Genealogy Gems classes you can watch on your mobile device wherever you are. Can't make it to NGS 2016? You're not the only one! You can still join the fun, though--and for free. Lisa Louise...

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You and Albert Einstein May Have This in Common

You and Albert Einstein May Have This in Common

Is a cluttered desk a familiar sight to you? Maybe you and Albert Einstein have something in common. Or maybe you're more like tenacious photographer Ralph Morse, who captured the now-famous image of Einstein's desk the day he died. Many a genealogist has written to...

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NGS 2016: FREE Lectures at the Genealogy Gems Booth

NGS 2016: FREE Lectures at the Genealogy Gems Booth

Back by popular demand: free Genealogy Gems sessions in the NGS 2016 exhibitor hall. Fabulous speakers, prizes and a free e-book to everyone who comes! After a fabulous response last year, Genealogy Gems will once again host FREE presentations in the exhibitor hall at...

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How to Add Free Genealogy Gems Sessions to the NGS 2016 app

How to Add Free Genealogy Gems Sessions to the NGS 2016 app

The NGS 2016 app is now available. Here's how to customize your conference experience by adding the free Genealogy Gems booth sessions to your schedule. Those attending the National Genealogical Society conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on May 4-7 will find the...

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We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

Here's our weekly roundup of new genealogy records online. Which ones mention your ancestors? Think Australian, British, Czech, German, Irish and the U.S. (Illinois, New Jersey and Texas). AUSTRALIA IMMIGRATION. A new collection of passenger lists for Victoria,...

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4 Great Local History Apps for Genealogists

4 Great Local History Apps for Genealogists

In Lisa Louise Cooke's new video interview with Amy Crow, Amy shares 4 of her favorite free local history apps and websites for genealogists. At RootsTech 2016, Lisa Louise Cooke chatted with Amy Johnson Crow about Amy's class, "Best Websites and Apps for Finding...

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NGS 2016: Attend Virtually with Streaming Sessions

NGS 2016: Attend Virtually with Streaming Sessions

NGS 2016 offers a virtual streaming package for online attendees this year--and Lisa's new Google Earth class is part of it! The National Genealogical Society (U.S.) is counting down to its annual conference on May 4-6 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Now you can...

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How to Name Sources in RootsMagic 7

How to Name Sources in RootsMagic 7

How to name sources in RootsMagic 7 is a matter of personal preference. My preference? Simply and consistently! Helen recently transitioned from Mac Family Tree 7 to RootsMagic 7. She sent me this question about how to name sources in RootsMagic: "I stripped out all...

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Lisa Louise Cooke is Coming to Cincinnati: OGS 2016

Lisa Louise Cooke is Coming to Cincinnati: OGS 2016

Genealogy Gems is coming to OGS 2016! Lisa Louise Cooke will give 3 lectures at the Ohio Genealogical Society conference on April 28-30, 2016, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Ohio Genealogical Society is known for attracting scores of nationally-ranked speakers to...

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