Best Genealogy Apps Under the Big Top

Best Genealogy Apps Under the Big Top

Choosing genealogy apps can be like watching a three-ring circus, but not when you let me, your ringmaster, direct you to the best genealogy tools for your mobile device. In my brand new article Under the Big Top featured in the March / April 2016 issue of Family Tree...

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In Defense of DNA for Family History

In Defense of DNA for Family History

In defense of DNA for family history, Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard takes on an NPR writer who says that "family is relationship, not DNA." Recently National Public Radio (U.S.) published an article by Alva Noë entitled “DNA, Genealogy, and the Search For Who We...

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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? ENGLAND - LAND AND TAX. About a quarter million land tax and valuation records for Plymouth and West Devon (1897-1949) are now searchable for...

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Lisa Louise Cooke Coming to Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

Lisa Louise Cooke Coming to Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

Lisa Louise Cooke will be at Ark-La-Tex in Benton, LA on June 11, 2016 for an all-day seminar (rescheduled from March 12). Join her there? On June 11, 2016, Lisa Louise Cooke will be presenting an all-day seminar for the Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association in Benton,...

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Celebrity Connection! Family Look-Alike Photos

Celebrity Connection! Family Look-Alike Photos

Check out these celebrity cousin look-alike photos! A distant cousin of Katherine Hepburn compares photos with fun results. Last fall, I blogged about a web app that uses facial recognition software to compare how closely two faces "match." Since then, several people...

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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 any that may pertain to your ancestors? ALABAMA CIVIL APPOINTMENTS. A new database of civil servants appointed in Alabama (1818-1939) is now searchable at Ancestry.com. You'll find name, county,...

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How to Find Genealogy Apps: New Premium Video

How to Find Genealogy Apps: New Premium Video

There's a new video tutorial on genealogy apps for Genealogy Gems Premium website members: "How to Find Essential Genealogy Apps for Genealogists." What are the best apps for genealogy? The ones that accomplish whatever you want to GET DONE. Like: consulting working...

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Lisa Louise Cooke Coming to CA: OCCGS Genealogy Bash

Lisa Louise Cooke Coming to CA: OCCGS Genealogy Bash

Are you in or near Orange County, California? Come see Lisa Louise Cooke this weekend at the OCCGS Genealogy Bash! On March 5, 2016, Lisa Louise Cooke will be speaking at the Orange County, California Genealogical Society. "A Day with Lisa Louise Cooke" Genealogy Bash...

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Beginning Irish Genealogy Tips

Beginning Irish Genealogy Tips

Here are 3 essential tips for beginning Irish genealogy from Brian Donovan, Head of Irish Data and Development at Findmypast. Plus we'll highlight Findmypast's enormous collection of Irish records. It's March now, and time to start celebrating all things...

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Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 132 Published

Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 132 Published

Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast episode 132 is ready for Genealogy Gems Premium members. There's something for everyone, from how family history can make families happier to how to use mtDNA tests for genealogy. The new Genealogy Gems Premium podcast episode 132 has...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

New genealogy records online this week include a new index of WWII POWs from the US; British and Welsh newspapers, New York passenger and crew lists and more. Take a look!  BRITISH 1939 REGISTER BROWSER. A new browsing tool is available to help Findmypast subscribers...

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Genealogy Gems Book Club: More Recommended Reading

Genealogy Gems Book Club: More Recommended Reading

Looking for something good to read? The Genealogy Gems Book Club passes on four titles recommended by RootsTech attendees. We met so many avid readers at the Genealogy Gems Book Club Open House at RootsTech 2016! Several of them recommended some of their favorite...

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