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  1. Google Image Search for Genealogy: How to Use Your Family Photos to Expand Your Research

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    Do you have an old family photo you can’t identify? Are you unsure of the time period or place a photo was taken in? Perhaps you want to connect with others who are researching a specific ancestor you have an image of? If so, Google Image Search offers a unique...
  2. Genealogy Books: 7 Top Family History Reads to Inform and Inspire

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    Genealogy reference books have long been a valuable part of family history research. Providing help and how-to on a huge range of topics, the best selections will take any genealogist on a journey of discovery. But with an ever-growing assortment of online reference information for family historians it is easy...
  3. Free Genealogy Sites for Researching Ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

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    Researching ancestors from England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland? Here’s a list of free genealogy sites for the UK and Ireland where you can find everything from census returns and military service records to birth, marriage and death indexes. We have included only sites that offer mostly or completely free records...
  4. Genealogy Glossary: Confusing Research Terms and Their Meanings

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    Family history research is full of terms that you may never have encountered before you began constructing your tree. Every genealogist, no matter how experienced, will find themselves pulling out the dictionary as they dig deeper into history. One of our favorite resources to draw from when encountering a word or phrase that we...
  5. Ellis Island Immigration Records: A Newly Redesigned Site Improves Research

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    The Ellis Island records website has long been a great place to find free ancestry information. Providing instant access to more than 50 million immigration records, it’s a vital resource for anyone with immigrant ancestry from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Recently we noticed that Ellis Island has...

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