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English Genealogy Cheat Sheet
This quick guide will show you how to create, build, edit, and share family trees in one of the most popular genealogy software programs, featuring tips and techniques for using the program’s more complex features.
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3 Essential Immigration Records for Starting Your Research
Embark on the journey to your immigrant ancestors with these three kinds of records: passenger lists, naturalization records, and alien registrations.
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Researching Ancestors Among the Five Tribes — An Interview...
Native American Genealogy, Podcasts
In this episode, genealogist and author Judy Nimer Muhn discusses how to research ancestors who who belonged to one of the United States’ five largest indig...
If you have Irish roots, you’ve probably at least heard of the counties in Ireland. Consult this map of Ireland and its counties to figure out which your ancestor lived in.READ MORE
FIND YOUR ANCESTORS FOR FREE
Compare-a-Face is a fun new FamilySearch website feature that uses photos to decide which relatives you most resemble. How well does it work? We try out Compare-a-Face and give you tips for best results.READ MORE
Transferring your DNA results means you can take them from one company to another. Here’s why and how to take advantage of this research technique.READ MORE
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WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
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