Genealogy Tips and Hints

A collection of tips, hints and how to do all things genealogy. If you have a tip please write it up and send it in! Send in a Tip

Researching Your African American Ancestors

This article was prepared by the NEHGS. Researching African American ancestors presents a unique challenge, but NEHGS has the tools you need to get started. In honor of Black History Month, please enjoy free access to five useful databases, and join us in uncovering...

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Choosing a Genealogy Software Program Webinar

If you are using the discontinued genealogy software programs Family Tree Maker or The Master Genealogist and want to change, or if you are just beginning to research your family tree you will want to watch this new webinar from American Ancestors by NEHGS. At...

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Searching Google

How Search Works (video) Every Word Matters Word Order Matters (video): The particular sequence of terms you put into your query can shift the meaning (and the results) quite a bit. If you are not seeing the results you want change the order. Searches are bot case...

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Learn More About DNA Testing

The Board for Certification of Genealogists in their SpringBoard Blog has stated "we must at least consider genetic genealogy as part of our reasonably exhaustive research. Not all projects require DNA testing, but some will benefit from it, and others will be...

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Using a Genealogy Program

On Saturday November 14 we held a combined meeting of the Family Tree Maker and the Computer Genealogy Groups. The topic was Using a Genealogy Program - If you Were Starting Over, What Would You Do Different. Although it was presented from the standpoint of a long...

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Microsoft Office OneNote 2013

Microsoft OneNote free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. Note that...

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Explore Your Family Tree with Family Tree Analyzer

How many of you have done a through audit of the data in our family tree software? I know I have not. To specify what I am talking about, have you checked to see if your database has children that were born after their parents died or couples that were married at a...

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15 Ways to Find Ancestors Death Information

The Ancestor Hunt website has provided a handy way to locate your ancestor's death information. The list apparently started with 14 items (see the URL) but it now contains 15.In addition to the 15, I urge you to alse read the excellent comments at the end of the...

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