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How to open genealogy PDFs from a .zip archive

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When you order EasyGenie PDFs, you may be sent a .zip archive file. Don't worry, the PDFs are "inside" the archive, but you may need to perform an additional step to access them. Here's how: How to open a .zip archive in Windows: For Windows, follow the instructions on this Microsoft page to use File Explorer on Windows to open the .zip archive and extract the EasyGenie PDFs. You do not need to purchase additional software to extract a zip file on Windows - just follow the instructions below: Open File Explorer and find the zipped folder. To unzip the...

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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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Announcing UNFOLDED 6-generation pedigree charts!

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Announcing UNFOLDED 6-generation pedigree charts!

EasyGenie customers have been asking for unfolded large format pedigree charts. We heard you, and are proud to finally announce unfolded large-print 6-generation pedigree charts in sets of 5, 10, or 20 sheets! This set of unfolded LARGE PRINT and LARGE SIZED (17 by 22 inches) six-generation pedigree charts can help track your (or an ancestor’s) 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents, and 32 great-great-great grandparents!There are fields for recording names, dates/places of birth and death, and other information. All names on the genealogy pedigree chart are numbered for easy cross-referencing. What took so long? Well, it's not the printing that's...

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EasyGenie's origin story

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EasyGenie's origin story

I was thinking the other day about how to tell EasyGenie's "origin story," or how we were founded. On this website, I note EasyGenie was started in 2016. That's when we launched our first starter genealogy kit printed on acid-free paper, as a complement to the genealogy guide we had published the previous year (the award-winning Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes by professional genealogist Shannon Combs-Bennett).  But the more I think about it, the more I realize EasyGenie's origin story goes back much further.  Between 1982 and 1985, my mother had the foresight to make three audio recordings with my late grandfather, a U.S....

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Announcing Archival Pen Sets

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Announcing Archival Pen Sets

For genealogists preparing genealogy charts and worksheets to last 100 years or more, the proper writing implements are key. Besides pencils to write in basic names and dates, you need archival quality ink that won't damage the acid-free paper that we use for all EasyGenie charts and forms.  Last month we launched our basic archival-quality pen and pencil set with two pens (fine point and medium point, choice of black or blue), two sharpened pencils, and an eraser. It was an immediate hit!  We have just released a DELUXE archival pen and pencil set for genealogists, which includes even more: ✅ TWO pens with archival-quality BLACK...

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