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How to use EasyGenie charts to perform genetic genealogy triangulation

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How to use EasyGenie charts to perform genetic genealogy triangulation

While some people use Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets to organize DNA matches, it's also possible to use paper worksheets to record information and narrow down the search for ancestors. Paper forms are easy to use, and don't require purchasing Microsoft Office or learning how to use spreadsheet software.  Regardless of the tools you use for triangulation, don't expect instant breakthroughs. The process may take months to triangulate DNA matches to a specific shared ancestor. It will almost certainly require reaching out to DNA matches and encouraging them to share family details that may not be included in their website...

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The backstory behind EasyGenie's new Archival Genealogy Storage Kit

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The backstory behind EasyGenie's new Archival Genealogy Storage Kit

You asked, we answered: The EasyGenie Archival Genealogy Storage Kit is finally here! In addition to the pictures on this page, the video below has more details. We also wanted to share the "backstory" of this kit, and how it came into existence. We're family genealogists, and we understand the challenges of organizing and preserving key research, including original documents, copies of documents, genealogy charts and forms, and photographs. For a long time we used manila folders for documents, but discovered that they didn't last long, typically falling apart after a few years. We've also tried hanging folders, which are sturdier, but the documents...

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Genealogy Story Kit: What do you think?

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Genealogy Story Kit: What do you think?

We're in the process of designing a new genealogy kit to help genealogists preserve family stories. The idea is to go beyond the name/date/place format of most genealogy charts, and create charts, worksheets, and forms that help families tell the stories of their ancestors. There will be a paper set as well as a fillable PDF version you can print out at home. What do you think of the following samples? Genealogy Dossier Visual Family Group Sheet  Family Branches Worksheet Extended Family Notes      

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Can EasyGenie forms use cursive fonts?

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Can EasyGenie forms use cursive fonts?

This question popped up after we posted some samples of EasyGenie charts made with professional calligraphy. While the default text entry font for our fillable is Helvetica 10 or 12 point text, which is easier to read, we understand that our customers may want more aesthetically pleasing options.  Regrettably, the software to design fillable PDFs doesn't support user font choices. An additional issue that arises is whether other fonts can be displayed and printed from customer's Windows PC or Mac without requiring additional downloads.  Further, because cursive letters tend to be wider, this means a choice between smaller fonts that may be hard...

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Enter EasyGenie's End-of-Summer Genealogy Giveaway!

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Enter EasyGenie's End-of-Summer Genealogy Giveaway!

The EasyGenie End-of-Summer Genealogy Giveaway is over! Through Labor Day (September 6, 2021), enter your email address using the submission form on this page and check your email inbox to confirm your free subscription to the EasyGenie newsletter. No purchase is necessary! EasyGenie will randomly choose 10 winners based in the U.S., who can select one of the following prizes:  EasyGenie Blank Genealogy Forms Starter Kit (7 types/40 sheets) Big Genealogy Charts Sampler (4 large format charts, folded) $25 worth of EasyGenie PDFs Winners will be contacted via email the week of September 6, 2021.  Contest rules Only U.S. residents 18 years or...

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