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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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10 Free Genealogy Apps to Help You With Your Research

By Alexandra Mendez-Diez Technology has done a lot to make conducting our genealogical searches easier. There's the obvious boon of increased access to nearly limitless resources, but there are a great many other ways in which technology can aid our research - from organizing what we find to digitizing and storing copies of photos. And one of the best parts is that we aren't limited to using those tools only when we're sitting at home, not with ...

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Thank you to the free family history research site Crestleaf for sharing this guest post by genealogist Lisa Lisson.  “No one is interested in my story.”  -- “Me? I was just a housewife.” -- “Our family did not do anything special.” -- “Our family never had much.” These are some of the responses I received when I began asking my grandmother (at the time in her late 80s) about her life and family history. So, I got a little sneaky. ...

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Can you download your family tree from Ancestry.com? The answer is yes. We see this question quite a bit so we thought we'd quickly show you how you can easily download a GEDCOM from Ancestry that you can use as a backup, or to import in to virtually any family tree program or family history tree website. It is important to note that because an Ancestry tree export produces a standard GEDCOM file, it will only contain textual data and not ...

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Are you interested in finally searching out the truth behind that old family story about a Native American ancestor? Or perhaps you already know that the story is true, but you're not quite sure where to go next. Luckily, there are many online guides, records collections and specialized resources that can help you on your journey. Here's where to get started. Uncovering the Truth Behind Family Stories If you're just beginning your research based on a family story, the first ...

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