We Dig These Gems! New Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Records Online

Here’s this week’s group of new genealogy records online. Though not all these databases are new, many have been updated and are definitely worth another look! Records for: England, Ireland, Australia, and the United States. ENGLAND - WARWICKSHIRE - BURIALS....

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Using the US Public Records Index for Genealogy

Using the US Public Records Index for Genealogy

The US Public Records Index can be useful for genealogy--if you understand what it is and how to use it properly. Here's an example and some tips. Not long Russ sent in this tip recommending the US Public Records Index for genealogy: “I was listening to Genealogy Gems...

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How and Why to Create an Alternate Family Tree

How and Why to Create an Alternate Family Tree

Use an "alternate family tree" to emphasize unique or interesting patterns in your family history, such as eye or hair color, birthplace, age at death, or adoption. Here's how to do it--and WHY. Alternate family trees are popping up all over social media and...

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Meet Me at Midwestern Roots 2016 in July

Meet Me at Midwestern Roots 2016 in July

Join me at the Midwestern Roots 2016 conference in Indianapolis on July 15-16! Early-bird registration rate applies until June 30. I look forward to speaking at Midwestern Roots 2016 in Indianapolis next month! Will you be there? This conference has a unique Midwest...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

Here's this week's roundup of new genealogy records online: California, England, Australia, and Italy. UNITED STATES - CALIFORNIA. Ancestry.com has added a new index titled California, Chinese Arrival Case Files Index, 1884-1940. This index includes passenger and crew...

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Turn a Kindle Ebook into an Audiobook on iPhone

Turn a Kindle Ebook into an Audiobook on iPhone

Wish someone could read your Kindle e-book to you? Your iPhone can. Here's how to turn a Kindle ebook into an audiobook. For free. I love to read. But when I'm on the road, doing chores or working out, it's easier to listen to books. Sometimes I purchase an audio...

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The Power and Preservation of Oral History

The Power and Preservation of Oral History

How can you preserve a family's history when it exists only in the memories of tribal storytellers? Visit the tribe and capture its oral history, as MyHeritage is doing with its Tribal Quest initiative. MyHeritage recently announced a new global initiative to record...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

Here are this week’s fabulous list of new genealogy records online. Included are records for Australia, Great Britain, United States, and the Philippines. AUSTRALIA - REGISTER OF INMATES. The Ballarat Benevolent Society Register of Inmates for 1860-1897 is an ongoing...

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Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 135 Now Available

Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 135 Now Available

The Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast episode 135 is packed with super tech tools for family history and flavored with powerful research tips. The Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast episode 135 is now available to Genealogy Gems Premium website members. Host and producer...

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3 Ways to Talk about DNA at Your Next Family Reunion

3 Ways to Talk about DNA at Your Next Family Reunion

Wish your family would take more interest in its history and even have its DNA tested? Here are 3 tips for talking about DNA at your next family reunion or gathering. In the northern hemisphere, it's summer time--prime family reunion season! If any of your plans this...

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How to Share Folders on Dropbox

How to Share Folders on Dropbox

Dropbox is my go-to tool for sharing files online. Here's how to share folders on Dropbox, and an update on how Dropbox sharing has changed. Dropbox is a favorite free tool of mine for sharing genealogy files online with family and fellow genealogists. It's so...

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