We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems! New Genealogy Records Online

We learn about great new genealogy records online every week! On Fridays we round up a few for you. Watch for databases and documents that your ancestors might appear in–and get inspired by the types of records that may be out there for your family, waiting for you to...

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: NEW Video Class

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: NEW Video Class

If your family lived in the U.S. between the late 1800s to mid-1900s, you should look for their home on Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. The Sanborn Map Company published maps from 1867 to 1970 to evaluate fire insurance liability in urban areas. The maps are detailed...

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How to Find Cemeteries in Google Earth

How to Find Cemeteries in Google Earth

Do you ever wish there was a master map of all the cemeteries in the world? While there isn't one map that includes every single public and private cemetery around the world, the free software program Google earth offers up something close. Here's what you need to...

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Meet the Library of Congress in 3 Short Video Clips

Meet the Library of Congress in 3 Short Video Clips

The Library of Congress (LOC) is a dream destination for many U.S. genealogy researchers. It's home to millions of books, maps, city directories, photographs and other materials that can help us better understand our ancestors' lives. A guided walking tour of the LOC...

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DNA Health Testing Back on U.S. Horizon for 23andMe

DNA Health Testing Back on U.S. Horizon for 23andMe

A direct-to-consumer genetic test, the first of its kind to be approved in the U.S., may become available through 23andMe, according to letters recently received by 23andMe customers. The FDA-approved test is designed to check to see if you are a carrier for Bloom...

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Evernote for Android Gets a New Clean Look

Evernote for Android Gets a New Clean Look

Are you using Evernote for genealogy and an Android user? Then you'll be interested the pretty substantial update that Evernote for Android just got! Last year's Evernote 6 for Android has been updated to meet Google's new design specs for Android. A recent Evernote...

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Share World War I Family History

Share World War I Family History

To commemorate the centennial of the First World War, and to mark the last full month of the exhibition Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture, the Wolfsonian at Florida International University (FIU) created a special Tumblr for sharing family...

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We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We learn about great new genealogy records online every week! On Fridays we round up a few for you. Watch for databases and documents that your ancestors might appear in–and get inspired by the types of records that may be out there for your family, waiting for you to...

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Google: A Noun. A Verb. A Way of Life

Google: A Noun. A Verb. A Way of Life

Who Googles? How often? How is that changing? Keep reading to see a new infographic with some fabulous statistics--and you're in it. If you're reading this post, you're among the 30% of the world's population who uses the internet. But where else do you show up below?...

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Assisted Immigration to Australia: Queensland Passenger Lists

Assisted Immigration to Australia: Queensland Passenger Lists

Did you know that the British government has not only encouraged many people to leave Britain, it has helped them do it? This is known as "assisted immigration." It has affected millions of our relatives' lives, both of original migrants and their descendants....

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How to Make Google Cache Pay Off in Your Genealogy Research

How to Make Google Cache Pay Off in Your Genealogy Research

What do you do when you Google something, click on a search result URL, and it says "page not found," or "error?" Debbie recently discovered the answer in her new copy of the newly revised and updated The Genealogist's Google Toolbox (2nd edition). She wrote to us: "I...

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We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We learn about so many fantastic new genealogy records online every week. So each Friday we round up several of them for you to glance through. Watch for databases and documents that your ancestors might appear in–but also watch for the kinds of records that may be...

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A Free Search Tool for U.S. Public Records

A Free Search Tool for U.S. Public Records

Do you ever get frustrated trying to track down vital and court records for your U.S. ancestors? Sure, most of these records (not all) were originally kept by county offices. But where are they today? Have they come online? What privacy policies block access? Where do...

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Get Photos Scanned without Getting Scammed

Get Photos Scanned without Getting Scammed

An ABC Action News Report presents a scary-to-us scenario: a family's home movies disappeared with the company hired to convert them to DVD. The family only got their 16mm home movie reels back when the local news media went after the business owner. Here's the story...

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Write Your Life Story: Good for Your Health?

Write Your Life Story: Good for Your Health?

Did you know that writing--and then re-writing--our personal stories can be good for our health? And even better for our future,    Courtesy Houston County, TN. Archives.especially if we are struggling to define that future optimistically.  So says a recent New...

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