How to Use Your Mobile Device for Genealogy: Free Video!

How to Use Your Mobile Device for Genealogy: Free Video!

Do you have a smartphone, iPad or tablet? Watch this free video lecture on how to use your mobile device for genealogy! Lisa Louise Cooke is a leader in teaching the genealogical community how to get the most out of their mobile devices. Her first book, Turn Your iPad...

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RootsMagic, FTM and the Holy Grail of Family History Software

RootsMagic, FTM and the Holy Grail of Family History Software

Are we getting closer to the "holy grail" of family history software: one that will sync with all the major genealogy websites? Ancestry.com’s unpopular announcement that it would be retiring its Family Tree Maker software was followed by a loud "never mind!" Software...

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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. Should you search for your ancestors in any of these databases? BRITAIN, MERCHANT SEAMAN. Findmypast.com has added nearly a quarter million records to its 1918-1941 database of British Merchant Seaman. IDAHO...

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What’s So Special about US Special Census Schedules?

What’s So Special about US Special Census Schedules?

Who should pay attention to the US special census schedules? Anyone whose relatives appear in the US census between 1850-1880 (and some whose relatives show up in 1810-1820 and 1890-1910). Many records about our ancestors point to even more records. Such is the case...

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Look-Alike Family Photos: These Relatives are 80 Years Apart

Look-Alike Family Photos: These Relatives are 80 Years Apart

Do you have any look-alike family photos? Check out these uncanny resemblances--and more ideas for what to do with old family photos. Recently I heard from Season. "Thought you might enjoy a photo of my 87-year old grandmother at age 18 and my daughter now age 7," she...

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New Resource for African American Family History

New Resource for African American Family History

AmericanAncestors.org has created a new portal for African American family history research. Explore it for FREE in honor of Black History Month. The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has created a new portal for African American family history...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

Each week we scour announcements of new genealogy records online and share those we think our readers most want to know about. This week, it's all about Irish and US records! IRELAND CENSUS RECORDS. MyHeritage.com has added to its site "over 8.7 million Irish census...

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3 Strategies for Finding Catholic Church Records

3 Strategies for Finding Catholic Church Records

Look for ancestors' parents in Catholic church records. Here's a success story and 3 tips for finding Catholic parish records you need in the U.S. Not too long ago, Lisa shared these 6 suggestions for finding an ancestor's parents. Kathie V. wrote back to Lisa almost...

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Why PC World Likes Backblaze for Cloud Backup

Why PC World Likes Backblaze for Cloud Backup

Cloud backup services are "one of the smartest things we can do" for our computer says PC World/MacWorld. Here's why they just gave Backblaze a shout-out. This past week, PC World/Mac World ran an article on Backblaze's cloud-based computer backup service, which...

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We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

Here's our weekly update of new genealogy records online, designed for you to scan them quickly and click to the ones that matter for your family history. Thumbs up for free access to the Irish censuses of 1901 and 1911! ENGLAND MARRIAGES. An enormous collection of...

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4 Steps for Using Google Earth for Genealogy

4 Steps for Using Google Earth for Genealogy

Use Google Earth for genealogy to find long-lost family locations on modern maps. Here's how! It can be very surprising to discover that you lived somewhere that you never knew you lived. That was the case for Professional genealogist Alvie Davidson, who recently...

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3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device

3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device

http://www.mindanews.com/buy-topamax/ mobile device" width="263" height="263" />Ever feel like your tablet or smart phone is smarter than you? Here are 3 quick tips for getting the most out of your mobile device. If you've got a mobile device--a smart phone, tablet...

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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 cool new genealogy records online. Should you search any of these: an 1831 England census substitute; parish records for Hertfordshire; images of French forts in North America; Michigan death records; outgoing passenger lists for the US...

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This Ancestor Wrote a Poem like “Where I’m From”

This Ancestor Wrote a Poem like “Where I’m From”

Recently Genealogy Gems podcast listeners penned their own versions of a family history poem, "Where I'm From." This listener found that his ancestor wrote one, too. Recently I got a lovely email from Scott, a Genealogy Gems Premium website member whom I've heard from...

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