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  1. 3 Signs You Should Scrap Your Family Tree and Start from ScratchOften, when we first begin our research, we really don't know what we're doing and make a lot of mistakes. We forget to verify connections between generations, we don't always add sources, we copy from other people's trees... And then, somewhere down the line, we aren't exactly sure what's fact and what's fiction anymore. Here are 3 signs it's time to start over.
  2. These Simple Tricks Will Help You Figure Out Cousin RelationshipsCousinship, or the relationship two cousins have to one another, is one of the most confusing concepts in genealogy and genetic genealogy. Today, we want to share with you some very simple tricks for calculating these relationships without the aid of a chart.
  3. From basic vital statistics to your ancestors' occupations - have you gathered these 10 important facts for every individual in your family tree?
  4. MyHeritage to End Free Ethnicity ReportsIn mid 2017 we announced that genealogy subscription site MyHeritage would begin providing free ethnicity reports and cousin matches to anyone who uploaded their DNA. But good things can't last forever, and MyHeritage is ending the offer Dec 1st.
  5. FamilySearch TricksWhile most people find FamilySearch's site pretty intuitive, there are a few buried elements that many overlook - ones that can have a huge impact on your research. It only takes a minute to try them out. Go see how they can help your research today!
  6. New Ancestry Discovery Pack Offers DNA + Records for Half Off - Family in Old has announced that it is offering a new, steeply discounted product for Family History Month that combines their popular DNA test with traditional research options. The Discovery Pack, which is only available through Oct 21st, provides Ancestry users without a current subscription unlimited access to all U.S. genealogy records plus an Ancestry DNA test kit for 50% off.
  7. RootsFinder -This Free Clipper Tool Makes Adding Records to Your Family Tree Way Easier - Old DocumentsFamily History Daily recently reviewed the free family tree site RootsFinder, because its modern design and robust functionality makes it a great choice for anyone in the market for a new place to store their research. One of the features of RootsFinder that really stands out is its Web Clipper, an extension that works with your browser to extract genealogical records from other websites and copy them to your RootsFinder family tree. This extension is free and is one of the most useful tools you will find online for genealogical research.
  8. What You Will and Will Not Learn From a DNA Test for AncestryAs more and more people choose to test their DNA in an attempt to better understand their family's past, a lot of questions are popping up about what a genetic test can and can not tell you about your ancestry. In this article we'll go over some things you will learn by testing yourself, or your family members, and some things you won't be able to uncover unless you combine your results with traditional genealogy research.
  9. While just about all of us have used at some point, very few have really uncovered everything they can from Ancestry's massive databases. With so many records and resources it is incredibly easy for vital records to get buried. You might be surprised by how many brick walls are broken down and "missing" records located by utilizing a new set of advanced tips and search tricks.
  10. Are You Making the Direct-Line Mistake in Your Family Tree?One of the most common research mistakes that family historians make when building their tree (especially for the first time) is also one of the most limiting and potentially detrimental. We like to call it the Direct-Line Mistake, and its effect on your research is pretty huge.

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