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  1. 7 Places to Find Free Genealogy Courses and Webinars Online

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    Unless you’re a professional genealogist you’ve probably learned most of what you know about family history research from…well…doing research. Most of us dove into our family trees when we began our genealogy journey and never looked back–learning the ropes as we went. And the truth is, if you’re a hobby genealogist,...
  2. Discover Your Ancestors 4th Annual Print Edition Released

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    Thank you to Andrew Chapman, editor of Discover Your Ancestors, for sharing this news about their annual print issue. The 4th annual print edition of Discover Your Ancestors is a unique collection of original articles, written by experts, on a wide range of family and social history themes. Inside you’ll...
  3. Millions of Free Records on FamilySearch Can’t Be Found via Search: Here’s How to Access Them

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    It’s an often overlooked fact that a vast amount of FamilySearch’s collections cannot be found via the search on their site. Millions of free family history records are waiting to be discovered but have not yet been indexed and are, therefore, somewhat hard to find. These records are invaluable tools for genealogists and...
  4. 100+ Free Genealogy Resources Shared by the NGS

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    Upfront with NGS, the official blog for the National Genealogical Society, has released 120 links to free genealogy resources over the last six weeks. In this series of six posts, Diane L. Richard, editor of Upfront, shares “20 free and relatively new genealogy and family history resources” that she had collected while researching...
  5. Access 40,000 Genealogy Books for Free With This New Service

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    Thank you to Dallan Quass of Genealogy Gophers for sharing this information about their free genealogy book search. Researching family histories online is an activity that has begun to come of age. Thousands of family history books and magazines are available to be searched directly from multiple websites. But searching...
  6. 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...
  7. Explore the Past With These 3 Free Newspaper Archives

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    Whether you’re looking for an elusive obituary or a family scandal, free newspaper archives are an excellent resource for filling out your family tree. In fact, many online archives make it so easy to search decades of ‘dusty’ old papers, you might find that it’s awfully easy to lose yourself in the...
  8. What Are Your Favorite State Specific Genealogy Sites?

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    There are few things more useful when conducting US research than free state specific record resources. That’s why we’re working on creating genealogy guides for every state in the Union that feature completely cost-free sites. We’ve discovered many wonderful resources already, but we’d like your help making sure that we don’t miss anything important. If...

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