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.
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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