Old Maps of Chicago Now Online

Old Maps of Chicago Now Online

Do you have ancestors who lived in the "Windy City" of Chicago, Illinois (USA)? You should check out Chicago in Maps, a web portal to historic, current and thematic maps. As the News-Gazette reports, "There are direct links to over three dozen historic maps of...

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Can We Get DNA From a Hair Sample for Genealogy?

Can We Get DNA From a Hair Sample for Genealogy?

Recently, Norma wrote in with this question about getting DNA from a hair sample: "My sister-in-law's father passed away before she could have his DNA tested. She does have samples of his hair. She was wondering if there is a lab who would do DNA testing for genealogy...

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What you need to know about Google Earth Pro

What you need to know about Google Earth Pro

On January 28, 2015 Google announced that Google Earth PRO is now available for FREE! Not just a free trial. Google is allowing everyone to get a free key to Google Earth Pro! In the past the software fee was hundreds of dollars. But now you can get Google Earth Pro...

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NEW! Updated Tips for Using Your iPad for Genealogy

NEW! Updated Tips for Using Your iPad for Genealogy

Are you using your iPad for genealogy? Or a tablet computer? You should! There are SO many family history-friendly apps out there! And the list of what you can do with your iPad or tablet just keeps getting longer. That's why I've updated my Premium Video, "Genealogy...

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Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader–From 1895?

Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader–From 1895?

In years past, a five-hour graduation exam was required for eighth graders (around 13 years old) in many U.S. states. It made me wonder: are questions they asked still relevant today? How well would we score? Are we smarter than an 8th grader from 120 years ago? A...

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Social Network Your YDNA with Surname Projects

Social Network Your YDNA with Surname Projects

Family history organizations and studies based on individual surnames have been around for years. They are now integrating YDNA research into their efforts. Use surname projects to enhance your paternal DNA research! Surnames are the flagships of our genealogical...

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