Think Outside the Box at NGS and Jamboree

Major genealogy conferences like NGS and Jamboree can be both invigorating and overwhelming! It's tough to catch all the classes I want by my favorite lecturers on the topics I need most. But at some point each day, I'm also done sitting in a boxy classroom for a...

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Iowa Newspapers Stacking Up With No Plan to Film

Iowa Newspapers Stacking Up With No Plan to Film

According to a news story by IowaWatch.org, current Iowa newspapers are piling up at the archives of the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines, with no current plan to microfilm or otherwise preserve them. "Traditionally, the papers would have been sent off...

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Record a Life Story: Free StoryCorps App

Record a Life Story: Free StoryCorps App

Recently a friend sent me a link to a TED talk by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. As a radio broadcast journalist, Dave has spent his life capturing other people's stories. The profound impact this had on him led him to found StoryCorps, which collects and archives...

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Ancestry App for Apple Watch

Ancestry App for Apple Watch

Ancestry's new app for the Apple Watch brings new meaning to the idea of giving our ancestors "the time of day!" The Ancestry blog reports that while the Ancestry app for Apple Watch doesn't offer full-service genealogy research capabilities on its small screen, you...

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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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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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How to Find Your Family History in the 1950s

How to Find Your Family History in the 1950s

When we try to research our family history from recent decades, we often find privacy barriers: U.S. census records for 1950 and beyond are closed, as are many vital records. Here are some ideas for finding family history in the 1950s and beyond: 1. Interview...

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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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