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While just about all of us have used Ancestry.com at some point, very few have really uncovered [...]
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By Jodi Bash
The HistoryLines website bills itself as “Instant Personal History.” Those of us who love family history get really excited when we think we can get a lot of valuable information quick and easy. So at first glance HistoryLines can seem a little disappointing. Instant personal history may be overselling it. But, like any good tool, the more you put into it the more you get out. And on second glance, HistoryLines is a good tool.
How HistoryLines Works and What it [...]
If you’ve been looking through DNA matches recently, or connecting with distant cousins through traditional genealogy research, you’ve likely found yourself wondering, “If I share a 2nd great grandparent with someone what kind of cousins are we?” “What is a 3rd cousin twice removed anyway?”
You’re not the only one. Cousin relationships are complex and keeping all of them straight can be very confusing. Most of us have to look these [...]
By Tony Bandy
From official documents and family snapshots to handwritten letters and more – incorporating scanned images and documents into your genealogy research can be rewarding on many levels. However, the process of digitizing them can often be difficult.
You may find yourself wondering: what format(s) should I use/not use to store old family records? What’s the best choice out there for long-term use and storage?
While opinion does vary quite a bit on [...]