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Shipping delays: 3 tips for getting your package more quickly

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Shipping delays: 3 tips for getting your package more quickly

Recently, EasyGenie and many other companies have seen a sharp increase in delayed packages transiting through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) network and private carriers such as United Parcel Service (UPS). Some USPS first class packages are taking more than two weeks to be delivered, and even standard Priority Mail packages are taking more than one week to certain addresses.  For this reason, we have the following recommendations for customers: Make sure your address is correct and complete. Assume USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail estimates are 2x to 4x longer than stated on the shipping page.  Select USPS Priority Mail Express or UPS...

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How far back can you go with EasyGenie genealogy charts?

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I received a great question from someone on Facebook about how far back you can go with EasyGenie genealogy charts: How far back does the big print go? I can go back to beyond 15 generations. I have one that goes back to 400’s. My answer: The farthest a single chart goes back is 10 generations, which will take some people now alive back to about 1600 on certain lines. If you were to make a parent or grandparent the key person at the start of the chart, you could go back further on a single chart, to the 1500s. However,...

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Why don't pedigree charts show siblings of ancestors?

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Someone wrote to EasyGenie asking where to write the names of siblings of grandparents, great-grandparents, and further back on our new 10-generation pedigree chart. It's a good question. Pedigree charts are meant to show a person's pedigree: parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. of the primary person. It would be impossible to show all of the siblings, not only because each person on the chart has a different number of siblings, but also because the further you go back the less room is available to add lines and boxes. Taking a look at the picture above, you can see how crowded things start to get after 5...

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Instructions for EasyGenie Blank Genealogy Forms Starter Kit

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Customers asked, and EasyGenie responded! Below is an explanation of how to use the EasyGenie Blank Genealogy Forms Starter Kit, which includes five-generation pedigree charts, family group sheets, cemetery records, inventory logs, and more! The basic idea behind using printed genealogy forms is to fill in the blanks using information obtained from other sources. Sources may include: Family scrapbooks Interviews with family members Vital records such as birth, marriage, and death records Religious records such as baptismal records Online sources such as Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org Your own memory or recollections For instance, if you were to use the EasyGenie family group sheet (also available in...

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