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  1. 100 Family History Interview QuestionsInterviewing older relatives is one of the best ways to gather family history details. We've put together a convenient list of 100 questions to bring along to your next gathering or share in email with those you love.
  2. 10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need for Your ResearchLooking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or trying to break down a frustrating brick wall. Here are 10 places you'll find them for free.
  3. Are Ancestry's Hints Hurting or Helping Your Genealogy ResearchThe Hints feature has long been a cornerstone of Ancestry's website and subscription service. If you've used their family tree for any length of time you are probably quite familiar with them. But, as powerful as this feature can be, it can also mislead the unwary researcher - causing confusion, incorrect assumptions and inaccurate trees.The Hints feature has long been a cornerstone of Ancestry's website and subscription service. If you've used their family tree for any length of time you are probably quite familiar with them. But, as powerful as this feature can be, it can also mislead the unwary researcher - causing confusion, incorrect assumptions and inaccurate trees.
  4. Wouldn’t it be nice to see what's really on all those old family photo negatives or slides you've been carefully collecting and storing? If so, you might be ready to try out a negative scanner app (also known as a film scanner app). These free apps are designed to quickly scan old black and white and color film negatives and positive slides and turn them into digital photos.
  5. The National Archives Offers Millions of Free Genealogy Records OnlineLike many people, I began my family history research at my regional National Archives office. And, while there is probably a center near you, you don't have to travel at all to access many of their records. The National Archives and Records Administration offers a rich trove of online documents and they're completely free.
  6. You Can Start a Genealogy Club in Your Area: Here's HowCollaborating with others is one of the most cherished aspects of genealogy. While it’s entirely possible to make great progress conducting your family history research completely on your own, working and sharing with like-minded folks can be both helpful and a whole lot of fun.
  7. What a Surname Can Tell You About Your Family's PastSurnames are a critical piece of our genealogical research, and learning where a surname originated — geographically and etymologically — can not only enhance our research but add another chapter to our family history stories.
  8. Genealogy Travel Kit for $25Everything you need to build the ultimate genealogy research travel kit for $25 or less. Whether you plan on traveling to an archive or a cemetery you'll want to bring along these items every time.
  9. Must-Visit Genealogy Destinations USA - Midwest Genealogy CenterConsidering a vacation? Worried that you might miss a genealogy research opportunity if you leave your computer? Well, why not incorporate genealogy into your trip? Before the days of online genealogy research, family historians traveled everywhere in search of their ancestors, and you can too!
  10. Genealogy Research Sites for Scotland - The Royal Mile in EdinburghIf you are lucky enough to be from Scotland, or are of Scottish descent, then you will love the plethora of records just waiting to be researched here (tha thu fortanach, gu dearbh). Scotland, with its majestic green mountains veiled by waves of mist, is such a wondrous place to behold! Let this guide to her online historical records lead you back in time to the land of your Highland or Lowland ancestors.

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