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Bringing Old Photographs to Life

*Note: This is a re-post of a blog from last year, but Val's work is so incredible that I needed to share it again. Be sure to check out her blog Colouring The Past for more amazing photos. (And speaking... Continue Reading →

Demolishing Research Brick Walls

The brick wall is the ultimate challenge for any researcher - professional or novice; and we all have a few walls that we try to scale from time-to-time.

Beginner’s Guide: Pushing the Boundaries

When researching locations of your ancestors it is good to keep in mind that state, county, and city/township boundary lines changed over time. Too many times we get stuck in our research by assuming that the current location is the correct place to search. If records aren’t found in the current location, broaden your search […]

Bringing Old Photographs to Life

*Note: This is a re-post of a blog from last year, but Val's work is so incredible that I needed to share it again. Be sure to check out her blog Colouring The Past for more amazing photos. (And speaking... Continue Reading →

Your DNA Experiences – A Brief Survey

Would you mind helping us learn more about your experiences with at home genetic DNA tests with this brief survey? We'd like to know more about your experiences as we develop more DNA-related content on the blog. You can take... Continue Reading →

The National Map: A County Map Resource

Hello June! Can you believe we're nearing the halfway point of 2017? Whether time seems to be going quickly or slowly we wanted to make sure you aren't missing out on an excellent free resource for your family history research:... Continue Reading →

Choosing the Right DNA Company for You

A few months ago I wrote a blog entitled DNA in Genealogy: How does this help me? to explain some of the basics of genetic testing and the different types of tests available for genealogy, and much of the feedback... Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide: Pushing the Boundaries

When researching locations of your ancestors it is good to keep in mind that state, county, and city/township boundary lines changed over time. Too many times we get stuck in our research by assuming that the current location is the correct place to search. If records aren’t found in the current location, broaden your search […]

Why You Should STILL Join Genealogy Societies

  With more and more resources becoming available online through major genealogy sites, it may seem a bit old-fashioned to join a local genealogy society. But there is great value in seeking out and joining societies that are relevant to... Continue Reading →

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