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United States Census: 1790 History and Instructions

Census records are so important to your research. Learn the history behind the first U. S. Population Census of 1790. Continue reading

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Organize Your Family Tree: 10 Dollar Store “Budget” Items to Get You Started

If you’ve decided 2021 is the year to really “ORGANIZE” your family tree I’ve got 10 items you can get at the dollar store that won’t break your bank. Continue reading

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Order Your Ancestry DNA Kit on Amazon – Free Shipping for Prime Members

The DNA testing continues! Thus far I have done the autosomal DNA testing through AncestryDNA for myself, my husband, my parents and my 91 year old grandmother. Continue reading

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Family Tree for Beginners: “Dummies” if you prefer…7 Free books to help you get started

Great News! You decided to start working on your family tree! Now what!? Family tree research can be a bit overwhelming. Continue reading

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From Mountains to Megabytes: Organizing and Archiving Your Stuff: Pictures and Stories RootsTech Session 2019

Where do you start with your family tree research and organizing a massive amount of family history? This is a great session from RootsTech – about an hour of very helpful information! Continue reading

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RootsTech 2021 – Free Online! February 25-27, 2021

Tens of thousands of people attend RootsTech every year and this year you can to! Continue reading

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Tracing African-American Enslaved Peoples & Families: 10 Free books to get you started

Tracing African-American enslaved people in your family tree can be more difficult at times. Here is a Free book list of helpful resources from the Internet Archive. Continue reading

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Starting an Ancestry Family Tree – Part 2 – Exploring Features

Part 2 of the video tutorial series of starting a new family tree. This video covers the next steps in setting up a new tree and helps you explore the features you will use. This video is about 15 minutes. Continue reading

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Starting an Ancestry Family Tree – Part 1 – Starting a new tree

This is a video tutorial series for beginners that want to start building a family tree. Continue reading

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How to read old gravestones {without inflicting damage}

These are two (2) great videos on how to read old gravestones without causing damage to old, fragile stones. I love this technique and we all should be learning how to use it. Continue reading

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