Census Research Tip: Why Look at the Same Thing Twice

Census Research Tip: Why Look at the Same Thing Twice

When may it pay off to look at the same records or indexes twice? When you can compare them on different genealogy websites. Here's an example for this census research tip.  You’ve probably noticed that some record sets are available online at multiple websites. At...

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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: Australia, France, New Zealand and, in the U.S., records for AK, CO, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, PA and WI. AUSTRALIA - NORTHERN TERRITORY - PROBATE. Ancestry.com has a new probate index (1911-1994) for...

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FREE NGS 2016 Live Streaming Sessions Have Begun

FREE NGS 2016 Live Streaming Sessions Have Begun

If you're NOT at NGS 2016, you don't have to miss out on everything! Join these free NGS 2016 live streaming sessions from Lisa Louise Cooke and Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard. Starting TODAY. My Facebook feed has recently been full of sad-face posts from my genealogy...

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YouTube for Family History: Documentaries You’ll Love

YouTube for Family History: Documentaries You’ll Love

Are you using YouTube for family history to watch documentaries about your ancestors' lives and times? It's instant family history movie time. Just add popcorn! After learning last year that my great-grandfather survived the horrific Johnstown flood of 1889, I wanted...

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Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 134 is Published

Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 134 is Published

The new Genealogy Gems Premium podcast episode 134 is now ready for Premium website members. Get tips for recording oral history interviews on your mobile device, start your Irish genealogy and more. Attention Premium website members: you can now listen to the...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

How great to see these new genealogy records online! Those with German roots will especially want to check out new resources on Ancestry.com. ENGLAND CHURCH. Findmypast.com has updated its collections of church baptismal and marriage records for Dorset, England. Those...

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Is This Website Down or Is It Just Me? Downforeveryoneorjustme

Is This Website Down or Is It Just Me? Downforeveryoneorjustme

When a website is down, use downforeveryoneorjustme to see whether the problem is on your end or theirs. Save yourself some hassle with this free web tool! If you’re like me, you sometimes come across websites that just don’t seem to cooperate with you.  Perhaps they...

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Record (and SAVE!) Audio Interviews: FamilySearch Memories App

Record (and SAVE!) Audio Interviews: FamilySearch Memories App

With the FamilySearch Memories app, record conversations on your mobile device, automatically upload them to your FamilySearch tree--then save the master audio file to your computer. The free FamilySearch Memories app helps users capture family memories, photos and...

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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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