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  1. 5 Strategies for Locating Marriage Records and the Vital Details They ContainMarriage Records are an essential part of family history research and are one of the best ways to find the ever-elusive maiden name of a woman - as well as parents' names, ages and occupations, residence and religious beliefs. If you have not found such a record for every married couple in your tree, you are missing out.
  2. Genealogy is our personal history, a deep dive into the events, decisions, and twists of fate that brought a family to its current place in time. But studying history in a broader sense provides fascinating context to our research. Political and economic change, war, and technology advances influenced our ancestors to leave their homes, start families, change careers, and even change their names.
  3. How to Enable and Use Ancestry's MyTreeTagsMyTreeTags™ is just that, a set of tags, or labels, which you can assign to the profile of any or every individual in your Ancestry tree. These tags will be super helpful not only to you as the tree owner, but also to anyone viewing your tree online.
  4. 4 Free Places to Research Your Colonial American AncestorsCan you trace your ancestors back to Colonial America? If so, you may find that searching for your family during this time period is more challenging than you expected. But there is hope of discovering new insights - you just need to know where, and how, to look.
  5. Why You Should Quit Attaching Records To Your Family Tree, and What to Do InsteadThe ever-increasing availability of places online to store and share family trees has many benefits but it has also created one major problem for researchers - access to attached records.
  6. Civil War Records Available Free Fold3 - Two Union Soldiers, Library of CongressFold3 is making millions of Civil War records available for free from April 1st - April 15th 2019. Here's a look at what they're offering and how to access these collections yourself.
  7. 9 Surprising Things About the U.S. Census Every Genealogist Should KnowDespite how valuable census records have become to family history researchers, they were not created for this purpose. For this reason we need to understand everything we can about this go-to resource if we are to walk away with the most accurate data available. Here are 9 census facts that may surprise you.
  8. Mastering Ancestry Search Simple Techniques to Help You Uncover More RecordsThe main Ancestry search page is the fastest way to look for your ancestors in Ancestry's billions of searchable records. And, while its not always the best way to search, it can be a very effective tool when used correctly. Here's how to make the most of it.
  9. Probate records, legal documents created after someone dies, are invaluable genealogy tools. Whether or not your ancestor left a will, these records establish genealogical relationships, provide key details and illuminate the world your ancestor lived in. Here's how to put them to use.
  10. Two People, Same Name How to Avoid Mix-ups in Your Genealogy ResearchRecently I have been searching diligently for my husband’s German ancestors and I've run into that age-old genealogy problem - how do I distinguish between two unrelated people who have the same name, similar ages and live near each other? Or two people from the same family with the same name?

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