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9 Reasons Why You Should Be Researching Voter Records - A Hidden Gem

Voter registration records are available online and offline from all over the world and are what I consider a hidden gem of information that can …

Genealogy

What Did Your Ancestor Look Like? 5 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics

As we all know, there are no photos available for all of our ancestors, especially many of those who lived primarily in the 1800's or earlier. On the …

Hair Color

Family History Fanatics Meet & Greet Schedule at RootsTech 2018

I received this from Family History Fanatics today:<br>========================================================<b><br>FAMILY HISTORY FANATICS MEET & GREET</b> …

Genealogy

Attitudes and Deficits

Note: at the time I wrote this post, the Ancestral Quest Newsletter for December 2017 was not yet in their archives.<br>The December 2017 Newsletter from …

Learning to Research Like a Pro

Have you ever had an idea and wondered if it would work? Several months ago at the beginning of the summer of 2017 I started writing the “Research …

Genealogy

2018 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series announced

MyHeritage and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2018 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose …

Genealogy

Free Mini-Course | How to Create Your Genealogy Website

Frequently Asked Questions<p>When does the course start and finish?<p>The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - …

FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!

<b></b><b><br>FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!</b><br>Just like the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a regular features magazine, Prologue, …

Genealogy

Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs - free webinar by Jared Hodges now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs" by Jared Hodges is now available to view at …

Genealogy

Storing And Preserving Old Photos And Documents

One of the most important things in family history is preserving old photos and documents for future generations. Especially old black and white …

Archives

The Family's Slides--and What to Do with Them

Sorting my family’s ancient slides took a few days to accomplish.<p>My brother unearthed them from the attic and we were curious to know what was in …

Grand Canyon

The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts

Having students spend some time transcribing historical texts, whether they be materials from Shakespeare’s time, slave narratives, or war …

Analyze Your Family Tree for Free with This Easy Tool

There’s an easy, free way to analyze your family tree for patterns! Discover your ancestors’ average life expectancy, most common first names, how …

Genealogy

Genealogy Research History Logs & a Freebie

This tip goes under "Things I Wish I'd Known To Do Then When I Started." Or something similar. But for some (or maybe many?) organizing is something …

Genealogy

Ask A Librarian: When the Genealogy Library Book You REALLY Need Doesn't Circulate - Family Tree

Genealogy

Chit Chat Live: Interview with Katherine Willson

Host Valerie Eichler Lair interviews Katherine Willson of Genealogy on Facebook fame.Discussed in the video:<b>www.socialmediagenealogy.com</b> <br>Katherine …

Interviews

3 Free Quick Reference Guides to Make You a Master Newspaper Researcher

​To become a successful historic newspaper researcher, you need to make a small investment in time to learn the "tricks of the trade."<br>Here are 3 …

Genealogy

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Find Undiscovered Treasures at Ancestry.com: Expert Tips

Ancestry.com is packed with all kinds of mostly-undiscovered genealogical treasures–and some of them you’ll never find from a search box. Here, …

Genealogy

How to Organize and Archive Family Keepsakes

A lot of family archives get handed down in a similar condition: a mess of historical documents, heirlooms, and well, other “stuff”. It can really be …

Lisa Louise Cooke: 3 Ways to Use Google for Genealogy

Google can be one of the most useful tools in a genealogist’s toolbox. It’s likely that we’ve all turned to the massive search engine at some point …

Why don’t archivists digitize everything?

Today on the blog we’re tackling one of our most frequently asked questions: “Why don’t you digitize everything?” and its related runner-up, “When …

FREE tutorials

Military records can sometimes be difficult to read or understand. This guide explains the terminologies, abbreviations and acronyms often used in …

Genealogy

Expert advice: Key clues to identifying photos

<i>This guest blog post is by Maureen Taylor, an internationally recognized expert on photo dating and interpretation. You can find her online at</i> …

A Growing Source for Free Genealogy: Digital Public Library of America

What’s better than a website that gives access to more than 16 million digitized items? A website that does it for free. That’s just what the …

Genealogy

Military Tombstones

A Guide to Symbols, Acronyms & Abbreviations Found on Military Tombstones<p>For many, the first introduction to an ancestor's military service is at the …

Military