Tag: Beginner Genealogy Research Help

Which DNA Test for Ancestry is Best? A Detailed Guide

Ready to take an ancestry DNA test to better understand your family's past, but aren't sure which one to choose? You're not alone. Several excellent DNA tests for genealogy are now available for a reasonable cost, but picking the right one for you can be very confusing. What are the differences between each DNA test and testing company?  Which one will tell me where my family comes from? How accurate are the results? How can I use ...

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Chinese Genealogy Research, Chinese family in Honolulu, Hawaii 1893

The story of Chinese immigrants in America is one of hardship, struggle, perseverance, and solidarity. Although a good deal of Chinese immigration to the US has taken place more recently, it can be traced all the way back to the 1820s. This guide to researching your Chinese ancestry will help you gain an understanding of the history of this migration and discover techniques and free resources for exploring your own family's past. 

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Plan a Family Reunion in Just 7 Days With This Simple Guide

If you've been hoping to gather your family (or distant genetic cousins) together for a reunion, now's the time. The majority of family reunions, 65.8% in fact, are held in the summer when vacation time, outdoor venues and easier travel  make the process simpler for everyone. But planning a family reunion can seem like a truly monumental task. This simple guide will help you break down the steps and arrange your get together in just one week. ...

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Ancestry Isn't the Only Genealogy Site With Record Hints

Ancestry.com is famous for its hints - those little green leaves in your family tree that give you fact suggestions from records and other family trees. These hints are such an important part of research on Ancestry that people become members just to take advantage of them.

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African American Genealogy Research Guide

Anyone who has spent time doing family history research knows the many challenges involved in building a family tree with complete and accurate information - but researching African American ancestors can present its own unique set of complications. In this guide to African American genealogy research, we will talk about how to get started researching your African American ancestors, discuss common challenges and potential strategies for avoiding them, and highlight the best resources to help you begin ...

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Census Enumerator -- A Quick Guide to US Census Records for Genealogy

U.S. Census records offer a unique look into the past and a chance to discover valuable details about your family's history. Our quick guide for genealogy is designed to help beginner and intermediate family history researchers alike by addressing basic questions about using the census for genealogy research and providing detailed summaries of the information found in each census year.

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