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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10 Family History Memoirs We Love: Genealogy Gems Book Club

10 Family History Memoirs We Love: Genealogy Gems Book Club

Family history memoirs are a beautiful and personal way to write your family history. Here are 10 family history memoirs we love. Memoirs these days aren't the stodgy, only-written-by-the-famous tomes of the past. Anyone who has a story to tell can write a memoir....

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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: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Wales and U.S. passport and homestead records. AUSTRALIA - QUEENSLAND. Ancestry.com has added several indexes for Queensland,...

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3 Reasons to Test Your DNA for Genealogy

3 Reasons to Test Your DNA for Genealogy

Why test your DNA for genealogy without even having a specific research question in mind? Here are 3 reasons. My youngest child, Eleanor, is nearly 8, so it was fun to have a 2 year old over the other day. She loved following Eleanor around, and Eleanor was equally...

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Got Old Northwest Territory Ancestors?

Got Old Northwest Territory Ancestors?

Those whose ancestors lived in the Old Northwest Territory of the U.S. are eligible to join a new lineage society. The Ohio Genealogical Society, one of the largest state societies in the country, recently began accepting applicants for its new lineage...

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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. Do you see anything you should be searching for your ancestors? Featured: U.S. - SOUTH DAKOTA CENSUS. The 1945 South Dakota state census collection at Ancestry.com has been updated. According to a...

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Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 133 Is Now Available

Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 133 Is Now Available

Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 133 has been published. Its celebration of women and families includes interview with Peggy Lauritzen, AG and Tara Austen Weaver, author of Orchard House.  The newest Genealogy Gems Premium podcast episode, #133, has been...

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When to Do an mtDNA Test for Genealogy

When to Do an mtDNA Test for Genealogy

Should you be doing an mtDNA test for genealogy? Should you have a female relative tested? Here are 3 scenarios in which you should. DNA testing is becoming more and more integrated into our traditional genealogical research. Over 1.5 million people have completed...

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