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  1. 5 Genealogy Questions That Took Me 30 Years to AnswerHindsight is always 20/20, don’t you think? It’s pretty easy to take a long look back and see the error of our ways. If we had that extraordinary vision, we might save ourselves countless hours of aimless research. Having worked on my own family tree or maybe “tangle of roots,” for over thirty years now, I have come to realize that my missteps may indeed be beneficial to others. In other words, “do as I say, not as I do.”
  2. The Search Tricks You Need to Find Your Ancestors With BingAs search engines go, Google is the undisputed king. But, while there’s much to be said about the benefits of turning to Google for genealogical research, family historians can also get great results from trying other search engines, like Bing. Here's how to make the most of your efforts.
  3. The 1890 Census Was Lost Forever, But These Records Can Help You Fill In the GapIf your ancestors lived in the United States before 1890, you are sure to run into a frustrating gap in United States census records. Sadly, there is practically no 1890 U.S. Census left. But, luckily, there are substitute records that can help you overcome this hurdle.
  4. The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2019It’s every family historian’s dream to devote all of our waking hours to genealogy. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the luxury of unlimited time - work, family, school, and other obligations often leave little room for hobbies. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't pursue our goals with gusto. Here's a plan to help.
  5. If you're one of the millions of people who received a DNA test kit for the holidays this year, you're probably pretty excited to send in your sample and receive your results. It's pretty thrilling, after all, to finally discover how much Irish you really are, or if Grandma Jane was right when she said you had a distant Native American ancestor. But, if you're not familiar with how these tests work you might also be feeling some confusion and trepidation.
  6. Why Getting to Know an Ancestor's Location Can Be a Research Game ChangerAs family history researchers we often get caught up exploring the people in our family tree and we forget to take into consideration the impact locations had on these people's lives. But, often, location research can reveal as much or more about an ancestor as the vital records you've likely already collected.
  7. The Zero Dollar Genealogist - How to Avoid Spending Money on Family History ResearchThanks to the wide availability of online records and easy-to-use family tree programs, genealogy has become an incredibly popular hobby. It's also one of the most rewarding. But many people feel frustrated by the costs. Depending on the types of records you are accessing, and programs you are using, fees can add up quickly.
  8. The 10 Most Important Record Collections for Irish Genealogy ResearchWhen you are ready to cross the pond and research your Irish ancestors, don’t forget to take this list of important online family history collections with you. Irish genealogy records are more abundant than you can imagine and many repositories offer free access.
  9. Were Your Ancestors in the Poor House Here's How to Find OutBack before the days of welfare, food stamps, and long-term disability insurance, people who were unable to support themselves financially sometimes had to live in these places. This article will explain what poor houses and poor farms were and how to find your ancestors who may have lived there.
  10. Genealogy Gifts to Give This Holiday SeasonBy Patricia Hartley Perhaps you’ve been wondering what you could possibly buy for the genealogist or family historian on your list. We understand your frustration. Although genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States, if you’re not ancestry-obsessed yourself it can be a challenge to know what to buy. So we’ve […]

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