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This month’s theme is DNA & Your Genealogy. Learn about how CeCe Moore conducts DNA research for the TV show “Finding Your Roots,” go inside Family Tree DNA with founder Bennett Greenspan, and get a crash course in genetic genealogy with expert Blaine Bettinger.
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Is hard-to-buy-for Aunt Helen the family repository for recipes, photo albums and keepsakes? Does Grandpa Joe archive all of your family's facts and dates in his head, not to mention all those lesser-known scintillating tidbits? If you need holiday gift ideas for your genealogically inclined relatives, look no further!
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This month’s theme is Haunting Ancestral Cemeteries. Learn how to analyze ancestral tombstones, find obituaries online, and how to prepare and carry out a visit to the cemetery.
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Too much technology giving you a tummy ache? These 10 genealogy tools for managing your tech intake are just what the doctor ordered.
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Episode sponsored by: This month’s theme is Your Genealogy Preparedness Plan. Learn how to backup your research digitally, archive your physical files and ensure the long-term preservation of your family history materials.
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Reinvigorate your research and bust through roadblocks with these 41 ideas to find your roots in 2014.
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Walk in your ancestors' footsteps and fill in the blanks in your family tree with a family history vacation. Here's what you need to know before you go.
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Following the forty-niners' footsteps to California? Pack our guide to researching in sacramento, and you'll hit the genealogical mother lode.
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You've got questions about discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history; our experts have the answers.
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Q. My grandmother gave me a newspaper article about an ancestor who received a patent for some kind of saw in 1911 or 1912. I've tried searching the US Patent and Trademark Office Web site, but haven't found any matches. I don't have a patent number. Now what?
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