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Genealogy Kit for Kids gets a review that validates our concept!

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Genealogy Kit for Kids gets a review that validates our concept!

We received a fantastic review for our Genealogy Kit for Kids this month from one of our customers. Before we show the review below, there's a backstory to the Genealogy Kids Kit that's worth sharing.  Many family historians, myself included, were bitten by the genealogy bug as children. It often starts with simple questions. Why do we have this last name? Where was grandma born? Why do we celebrate certain events? Why do we eat special foods in our family? How is this uncle related to us?  The Kids Genealogy Kit is an unusual product for us, not only in terms of the audience, but also because...

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The importance of "true documents" in genealogy

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The importance of "true documents" in genealogy

We wanted to share some fantastic advice left by a visitor to our Facebook page concerning the importance of "true documents" to genealogy research: I have binders for each true ancestor and their children and grands etc. I put true documents such as birth, marriage, and death for each person in the book. This is work for future help. Only accept facts but keep notes on possible leads not yet proven. We love this comment for several reasons: The use of paper forms in binders to protect and preserve the research The focus on facts (based on "true documents" such...

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Time to rethink your Ancestry.com account?

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There will likely be major changes at Ancestry after controversial private equity firm Blackstone acquired it in a multibillion-dollar deal. While champaign corks are popping on Wall Street, Ancestry's millions of users are wondering what  Blackstone will do with the genealogy and DNA data it now controls. Roberta Estes, a respected genealogist and blogger known for her explanations of complex genetic genealogy topics, had this to say: I’m not comfortable now sharing my DNA through Ancestry, especially since it seems that their new owners aren’t terribly focused on genealogy, but on medical research and with strong ownership links to a...

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