AncestryDNA® Ethnicity Estimates Updated

AncestryDNA® Ethnicity Estimates Updated

Here's the latest DNA update quoted from Ancestry®: Ancestry® Expands Reference Panel to Deliver More Precise Results and New Regions "Today, Ancestry® announced their latest update to AncestryDNA® ethnicity estimates. This update was made possible thanks to an...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 234

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 234

In this episode we take a look at a subject that is difficult, and yet ultimately faced by all genealogists: Downsizing. Whether you need to help a relative downsize, or it's time for you to move into a smaller place or just  carve out more room in your existing...

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How to Find and Use Land Records for Genealogy

How to Find and Use Land Records for Genealogy

Land records are some of the most underutilized, yet most useful, records available in genealogy. Often, they are the only records which state a direct relationship between family members. They can also be used to prove relationships indirectly by studying the land...

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Busting Genealogical Brick Walls with a Podcast

Busting Genealogical Brick Walls with a Podcast

Podcasts are hotter than ever. Folks listen while doing a wide range of activities: working, exercising, commuting, cooking or simply relaxing.  My hope is that as you listen to the free Genealogy Gems Podcast (and the ad-free Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast to...

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Findmypast Now Supports Tree to Tree Hints

Findmypast Now Supports Tree to Tree Hints

Long gone are the days of having to search for genealogical records all alone.  When you have any part of your family tree online on any of the “Genealogy Giants” websites (Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch) they do a lot of the hunting for you....

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New Free Genealogy Records and Images at FamilySearch

New Free Genealogy Records and Images at FamilySearch

When new genealogy records come online, they can be in different forms. Sometimes they are indexed records and sometime they are browse-only digital images. Either way, new genealogy content online is always welcome. And this week this new content is free thanks to...

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RootsTech 2020 SLC Opens Registration

RootsTech 2020 SLC Opens Registration

It's time for genealogists to start making plans for the RootsTech 2020 conference to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. I've been attending and speaking at RootsTech since 2011, the second year that the conference was held. It's been so rewarding to be a part of the...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 233

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 233

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 233 with Lisa Louise Cooke September 2019 Listen now, click player below: ; Download the episode (mp3) Please take our quick podcast survey which will take less than 1 minute.  Thank you! In this Episode Today we’re going to take a...

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New Online International Records Online

New Online International Records Online

Here are the latest genealogy records newly online from Findmypast. You'll find a large selection from Scotland, and others from around the world.  Scotland, Published Family Histories Is your family from Scotland? Discover more about your Scottish families' name...

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US Genealogy Records that Came Online this Summer

US Genealogy Records that Came Online this Summer

Not everyone was on vacation this summer. Genealogy companies and archives have been busy adding new records to their online collections.  Mississippi Newspapers In late July 2019 the Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced that “More than...

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What I Learned about Work from My Family

What I Learned about Work from My Family

Back in 2013 a YouTube video went viral about the importance of hard word and making your own luck, values I am fortunate that my ancestors passed on to me. The speech came from an unlikely source: a young Hollywood actor. In the video, Ashton Kutcher stands in front...

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MyHeritage Adds French Record Collection

MyHeritage Adds French Record Collection

MyHeritage is releasing a fantastic French record collection. It's the France, Nord Civil Marriages, 1792-1937 collection which includes 5.4 million civil records of marriages (1792-1937) for the French department of Nord that were collected by government authorities...

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