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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Turn Facebook Posts into a Book with This Service

Turn Facebook Posts into a Book with This Service

Want to record your personal history but never seem to have the time? Turn Facebook posts into a book with this nifty service. It's journaling for the twenty-first century! As a teenager, I was an avid journal writer. Now, it's just one more thing I feel guilty about...

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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 collections of new genealogy records online. Included are Scotland mental health records and, in the U.S., WWII draft registrations, WI probate and NY marriages and deaths.  SCOTLAND - GLASGOW - MENTAL HEALTH. Arranged by county, the pages contain...

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DNA Testing for Family History: New Premium Video

DNA Testing for Family History: New Premium Video

Ready to start DNA testing for family history? Or maybe you've tested but need help getting the most out of your results. Here's a new video for you: Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy. If you're new to DNA testing for family history--or floundering along the...

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8 Features Your Cloud Backup Service Should Have

8 Features Your Cloud Backup Service Should Have

Download the handout: Your Guide to Cloud Backup Cloud backup service for your computer is a must-have, but not every service is the same. Learn 8 essential features yours should have--and the company I love that offers every one of them for just $5 a month. These...

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How to Listen to a Podcast in Google Play Music

How to Listen to a Podcast in Google Play Music

Now you can listen to a podcast in Google Play Music on your Android device. And by the way, the Genealogy Gems app is FREE on Google Play. The official Android blog announced recently that Google Play Music users are now able to access podcasts. "Starting today on...

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MyHeritage Book Matching: Automated Alerts for Ancestor Names

MyHeritage Book Matching: Automated Alerts for Ancestor Names

A new search technology is here: MyHeritage Book Matching automates the process of connecting digital book content to users' family trees. It used to be that our only option for finding our relatives mentioned in old family histories, county histories and other books...

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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 collection of new genealogy records online for New Spain, England, Ireland, the U.S. and the Kindgom of Hawaii. FEATURED COLLECTION: NEW SPAIN/NEW MEXICO. Ancestry.com has posted a new collection of land records for what is now New Mexico when it...

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How to Create a Coloring Book for Family History

How to Create a Coloring Book for Family History

Coloring books are all the rage for adults and kids. Let this project and these free online tools inspire you to create a coloring book to celebrate your heritage. Last Christmas, my mom Cheryl McClellan created a coloring book for our extended family out of family...

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Convert Files for Free with This Online Tool I Use

Convert Files for Free with This Online Tool I Use

Need to convert files to another file format? Whether images, sound files or even video, you may be able to do this for free online. These days, it's common to preserve digital copies of your most important genealogy files: oral history interviews, photographs,...

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How to Organize Notes in Evernote Notebooks

How to Organize Notes in Evernote Notebooks

Use these step-by-step instructions to organize notes in Evernote notebooks. Recently Donna watched one of my Evernote for genealogy webinars. She wrote in afterward to give the webinar a thumbs-up and ask this question about how to organize notes in Evernote...

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Great Canadian Genealogy Summit: Mark Your Calendars

Great Canadian Genealogy Summit: Mark Your Calendars

An inaugural event: The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit (CANGEN), to be held October 21-23, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Brampton, Ontario. The first-ever Great Canadian Genealogy Summit (CANGEN) will be held October 21-23, 2016. The conference even includes...

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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. Highlights: Canadian marriages, German emigrants, Philippines civil registrations, Russian and Ukrainian church records and Michigan marriages. CANADA - MARRIAGES. A new collection of district marriage...

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