Tag: Beginner Genealogy Research Help

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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By 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. I pulled out the family photographs and asked her help in identifying the individuals. The stories began ...

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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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Reasons to Research Family History

By Susan Wallin Mosey -- “Trees without roots fall over.”—anonymous My husband isn’t interested in genealogy.  He tries hard—but if I go on about it for more than a minute or two, his eyes glaze over.  It seems that people are either very interested in genealogy, or not at all. For those who are interested but who are not natural-born researchers who are also equipped with mad computer skills, endless hours at their disposal to learn the tricks ...

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free genealogy sites

Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more. We had a lot of fun compiling this list of excellent websites. Remember, most free genealogy sites have been made available by the hard work and dedication of many volunteers! Don't forget to thank them and give back when ...

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familysearch.org homepage

Whether you're fairly new to genealogy, or a seasoned pro, you've most likely used FamilySearch.org. Recently they released some seriously awesome improvements and we couldn't help but take the time to share some of the reasons we love, love, love the LDS family history website now more than ever. 5 Reasons Why FamilySearch.org is the Place to Go for Genealogists 1. Absolutely and Always Free That's right, FamilySearch is completely and totally free. Better yet, they're a ...

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