New Genealogy Gems Book Club Pick: The Lost Ancestor

New Genealogy Gems Book Club Pick: The Lost Ancestor

We are excited to announce the newest featured book in the Genealogy Gems Book Club: The Lost Ancestor  by Nathan Dylan Goodwin. This is the most recent book in the genealogical crime mystery series by the British author.  It's classic genre fiction, so much fun to...

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Puerto Rico Civil Registrations Now FREE Online

Puerto Rico Civil Registrations Now FREE Online

Do you have family from Puerto Rico? Newly-searchable at FamilySearch.org are Puerto Rico Civil Registrations. Ancestry published these last year for their subscribers. Ancestry describes this as their "largest single collection of Puerto Rican records." According to...

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We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

Every Friday, we highlight new genealogy records online. Scan these posts for content that may include your ancestors. Use these records to inspire your search for similar records elsewhere. Always check our Google tips at the end of each list: they are custom-crafted...

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Heritage Cookbooks: Recipe for a Sweet Family History

Heritage Cookbooks: Recipe for a Sweet Family History

Recently I heard from Jillian in Arkansas, USA, who wrote about "a recent - and accidental" family history discovery she made in a family cookbook. "Not long ago, I was listening to archived episodes of your Genealogy Gems podcast where you and a guest were discussing...

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Send Family Birthdays and Events Right to Your Phone

Send Family Birthdays and Events Right to Your Phone

One of my favorite features on MyHeritage family websites is the family events calendar. This calendar automatically populates itself with living relatives' birthdays and wedding anniversaries. In addition to giving you a streaming calendar feed, you also get helpful...

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Find Old Maps Online at this Gateway Site

Find Old Maps Online at this Gateway Site

Next time you're trying to find old maps online, take a look at OldMapsOnline. As the site explains, "The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world." And not just a few minor libraries, but a long list of major...

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We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

We Dig These Gems: New Genealogy Records Online

Every Friday, we post highlights of fabulous new genealogy records online. Scan these weekly posts for content that may include your ancestors. Use these record types to inspire your own search for similar records elsewhere. And always check out our Google tips at the...

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Love Finding Old Maps Online? Help “Index” Them!

Love Finding Old Maps Online? Help “Index” Them!

Recently I've seen two calls for volunteers to help "georeference" old maps. Basically, you're tagging the maps in a way similar to tagging photos of people on social media sites. This makes finding old maps online easier and more accurate. It also allows sites to...

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Google Scholar and ProQuest Team Up!

Google Scholar and ProQuest Team Up!

This just in! Google Scholar and ProQuest are teaming up to provide a publicly-accessible index to all of ProQuest's scholarly journal content. Google Scholar already delivers search results on your favorite genealogy keywords (names, places and records) from...

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Free Scandinavian Genealogy Webinar

Free Scandinavian Genealogy Webinar

MyHeritage is a leading resource for Scandinavian genealogy research. Now they are offering a free webinar for those researching Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic ancestry. On Wednesday, April 15,  Mike Mansfield, MyHeritage Director of Content and...

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