NGS and FGS Announce Merger

NGS and FGS Announce Merger

There's big news regarding the two leading national genealogical organizations in the United States. I've got the press release from the Federation of Genealogical Societies here, as well as comments from FamilySearch. NGS and FGS ANNOUNCE INTENT TO MERGE August 21,...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 232

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 232

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 232 with Lisa Louise Cooke August 2019 Listen now, click player below: Download the episode (mp3) Download the show notes PDF Please take our quick podcast survey which will take less than 1 minute.  Thank you!     In this...

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Solutions for Broken Website Links

Solutions for Broken Website Links

Every genealogist has experienced the frustration of clicking on a link and discovering that the page is gone or the resource is now defunct. Things change rapidly as technology evolves, so it's a problem that isn't going away any time soon. Genealogy Gems Podcast...

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The Music Theory of Genealogy

The Music Theory of Genealogy

Lessons in life often translate to lessons in genealogy. Here's an example of how digging deeper can have you singing a happier research tune.   The Music of My Childhood When I was a kid I had a million interests (and I still do.) I loved art of all kinds -...

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Time to Explore New Online Genealogical Records

Time to Explore New Online Genealogical Records

You're going to want to make some time in your schedule this week to explore these new genealogy records that just might help you discover a new branch of your family tree! This week we highlight a wide variety of intriguing records including historical maps, oral...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 231

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 231

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 231 with Lisa Louise Cooke July 2019 Listen now, click player below:  Download the episode (mp3) In this episode: The latest tech news from Google Earth, FamilySearch and MyHeritage Alice's Story - genealogy research with blogger...

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Find Historical Photos at Flickr Creative Commons

Find Historical Photos at Flickr Creative Commons

Historical photos and images can bring depth and understanding to genealogical findings. In the case of sharing your family history with others in your family who don't share your passion for genealogy, they are an essential part of bringing family history to life....

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South Africa Genealogy Records & More Online

South Africa Genealogy Records & More Online

Featured this week are new and updated records for South Africa. The all-free site FamilySearch has two new and one updated collection for South Africa including death and probate records and passenger lists. Ancestry.com also has an updated collection of church...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 230

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 230

with Lisa Louise Cooke June 2019 Listen now, click player below: Download the episode (mp3) In this episode: The story of Roy Thran Writing your story with author Karen Dustman Lisa's adventures in England Download the show notes PDF Please take our quick PODCAST...

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Swedish Genealogy Records & Resources Online

Swedish Genealogy Records & Resources Online

This week's Friday records post is all about Swedish genealogy! Findmypast has added 12 million Swedish records to their international collection, and we'll show you other resources for accessing similar records. We'll also highlight some past unique collections for...

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New & Updated US Genealogy Records Online

New & Updated US Genealogy Records Online

From coast to coast, U.S. records from the 'genealogy giants' are new and updated this week. Findmypast has a new collection of mine accident records for Pennsylvania (and we'll also highlight a similar collection for England). Ancestry.com has updated a large number...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 229

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 229

with Lisa Louise Cooke May 2019 Listen now, click player below: Download the episode (mp3) In this episode: Two listeners shares an exciting find using Lisa's research strategies Lisa provides next steps on German research in response to a listener question Your...

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