Bring good fortune to your family history search with our 13th annual collection of the 101 Best Websites for genealogy.
This lively, frequently updated blog delivers the scoop on what’s new at Ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker (genealogy software owned by Ancestry.com) and FamilySearch.
Posting sometimes more than once a day, “Myrt”—a fixture in the genealogy community since 1995—keeps readers up to date on everything from indexing the 1940 census to iPad genealogy. A collection of free lessons will jump-start beginners, while webinars cover topics both high- and low-tech.
Though Dick Eastman made his considerable reputation chronicling genealogy technology, that’s not the only topic of his newsy blog (also available via email), where you can get the latest on topics from FamilySearch to cemeteries. A Plus edition with extra articles and no ads costs $19.95 annually.
A new toolbar lets you listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s family history radio show right from your browser. Cooke offers more than 140 free podcasts plus videos, as well as additional members-only material for $29.95 a year.
The “guys” are George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, whose “longest-running, regularly produced genealogy podcast in the world” now boasts a catalog of more than 230 programs.
Don’t know your mitochondrial DNA from your Y-STR? This informed but accessible blog by Blaine Bettinger puts you painlessly on the cutting edge of genetic genealogy. A genealogy buff for 20 years, Bettinger also has a PhD in biochemistry with a concentration in genetics.
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From the September 2012 Family Tree Magazine