FamilySearch and Ancestry: Billion Record Deal

FamilySearch and Ancestry: Billion Record Deal

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International, the two largest online providers of genealogy data,  just announced an agreement that's expected to put a billion more historical records from around the world within reach online. A billion is a LOT of records. If you...

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Today Sept. 10 Only: Virtual Conference Giveaway

Today Sept. 10 Only: Virtual Conference Giveaway

I always enjoy being a presenter at the cutting-edge Family Tree Magazine Virtual Genealogy Conference. This time  around I'm teaching Best Apps for Genealogy! And today I am giving away one free virtual conference registration to a lucky Genealogy Gems reader. Read...

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Ancestry.com Search Features Get an Update

Ancestry.com Search Features Get an Update

Like anyone else who sells a popular product, Ancestry.com is always tweaking little things to improve the user's experience. They've been working on some updates, some of which you may have noticed on the site over the summer and some of which are rolling out...

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Behind the Scenes at WDYTYA on TLC

Behind the Scenes at WDYTYA on TLC

If you're like me, you were happy to see the return of Who Do You Think You Are? to our TV lineup this past summer. You might have thought to yourself as you watched, "They make it look so easy! I wonder how long it took them to find that record?" Well there have been...

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