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When Finding Your Roots helped 3 non-celebrities overcome brick walls

When Finding Your Roots helped 3 non-celebritie...

Viewers of Finding Your Roots have long wished for a chance to have host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. research their own genealogy brick walls. Well, Gates and PBS listened, and...

When Finding Your Roots helped 3 non-celebritie...

Viewers of Finding Your Roots have long wished for a chance to have host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. research their own genealogy brick walls. Well, Gates and PBS listened, and...

Another incident of Ancestry "data theft" scraping of local genealogy groups

Another incident of Ancestry "data theft" scrap...

Ancestry has once again been caught scraping data from a local genealogy society’s website without permission, according to a post dated May 3 on the Scottish Genes blog. I will...

Another incident of Ancestry "data theft" scrap...

Ancestry has once again been caught scraping data from a local genealogy society’s website without permission, according to a post dated May 3 on the Scottish Genes blog. I will...

reading cursive handwriting old genealogy documents

7 tips for reading cursive genealogy documents

Cursive is not dead! It’s actually making a comeback (see article below). And that’s a good thing for family historians, because understanding handwriting on cursive genealogy documents is not only...

7 tips for reading cursive genealogy documents

Cursive is not dead! It’s actually making a comeback (see article below). And that’s a good thing for family historians, because understanding handwriting on cursive genealogy documents is not only...

Designing a better medical genogram for genealogy

Designing a better medical genogram for genealogy

Every year, EasyGenie releases new charts for genealogists. Last year, there were new fillable PDFs, including Family Group Sheets (Aramis), the 6-generation Pedigree Chart (Aramis), and the free 1870 Census...

Designing a better medical genogram for genealogy

Every year, EasyGenie releases new charts for genealogists. Last year, there were new fillable PDFs, including Family Group Sheets (Aramis), the 6-generation Pedigree Chart (Aramis), and the free 1870 Census...

The amazing deeds and wills I found for free with Full-Text Search from FamilySearch

The amazing deeds and wills I found for free wi...

At RootsTech 2024 in February, FamilySearch announced a new feature called Full-Text Search. The experimental technology (link) promises to unlock names, places, and other details in millions of old handwritten...

The amazing deeds and wills I found for free wi...

At RootsTech 2024 in February, FamilySearch announced a new feature called Full-Text Search. The experimental technology (link) promises to unlock names, places, and other details in millions of old handwritten...

History Mystery #8 solution: Colonial-era "foot stove"

History Mystery #8 solution: Colonial-era "foot...

It's time for the solution to last week's History Mystery. Many thanks to those readers who wrote in about the unusual object shown above. When I first saw it, I...

History Mystery #8 solution: Colonial-era "foot...

It's time for the solution to last week's History Mystery. Many thanks to those readers who wrote in about the unusual object shown above. When I first saw it, I...