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20 Things Your Ancestors Did That You Probably Never Will Albert Martin (father of Garnett Martin) with old sow on Martin farm, Fernleigh.

Some folks yearn for the “good old days,” when times were simpler. But just because your ancestors lacked the hectic, technology-driven lifestyles we lead today doesn’t mean they had it easy. Luckily, some of the more complicated, strenuous, and dangerous tasks they endured are now obsolete.

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5 Genealogy Tasks That Should Be On Your To-Do List in 2019

Hoping to get your research organized and achieve more in 2019, but are unsure just what to focus on? We've got some suggestions that just might help you take your family history to the next level. Consider picking one or more of these important tasks and adding them to your to-do list this year.

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5 Genealogy Questions That Took Me 30 Years to Answer

Hindsight is always 20/20, don’t you think? It’s pretty easy to take a long look back and see the error of our ways. If we had that extraordinary vision, we might save ourselves countless hours of aimless research. Having worked on my own family tree or maybe “tangle of roots,” for over thirty years now, I have come to realize that my missteps may indeed be beneficial to others. In other words, “do as I say, not...

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The Search Tricks You Need to Find Your Ancestors With Bing

As search engines go, Google is the undisputed king. But, while there’s much to be said about the benefits of turning to Google for genealogical research, family historians can also get great results from trying other search engines, like Bing. Here's how to make the most of your efforts.

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The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2019

It’s every family historian’s dream to devote all of our waking hours to genealogy. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the luxury of unlimited time - work, family, school, and other obligations often leave little room for hobbies. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't pursue our goals with gusto. Here's a plan to help.

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