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Genealogy Research

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These resources will help you lay a strong foundation for your genealogy research, from tips on how to create a research plan, to how to do genealogy research for free and much more.

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Here’s how Google Earth Pro, free software from Google, can help you solve three pesky genealogical problems.

Using Google Earth to Solve 3 Common Genealogy Problems

Here’s how Google Earth Pro, free software from Google, can help you solve three pesky genealogical problems.

We show you how to borrow genealogy books from faraway repositories with interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan: How to Borrow the Genealogy Books You Need

We show you how to borrow genealogy books from faraway repositories with interlibrary loan.

Here’s how Google Earth Pro, free software from Google, can help you solve three pesky genealogical problems.

Using Google Earth to Solve 3 Common Genealogy Problems

Here’s how Google Earth Pro, free software from Google, can help you solve three pesky genealogical problems.

We show you how to borrow genealogy books from faraway repositories with interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan: How to Borrow the Genealogy Books You Need

We show you how to borrow genealogy books from faraway repositories with interlibrary loan.

Here’s how Google Earth Pro, free software from Google, can help you solve three pesky genealogical problems.

Using Google Earth to Solve 3 Common Genealogy Problems

Here’s how Google Earth Pro, free software from Google, can help you solve three pesky genealogical problems.

At Family Tree Magazine we like to shine a light on the most important sources for your genealogical research, and marriage records rank right up there at the top of the list. In this episode, Lisa is joined by Amanda Epperson to discuss how and why to research marriage records. Plus, our DNA expert is back to explain why you should upload your tree to your DNA test results.

Episode 151: Shining a Spotlight on Marriage Records

At Family Tree Magazine we like to shine a light on the most important sources for your genealogical research, and marriage records rank right up there at the top of the list. In this episode, Lisa is joined by Amanda Epperson to discuss how and why to research marriage records. Plus, our DNA expert is back to explain why you should upload your tree to your DNA test results.

Digital storytelling websites let you post a photo and tell its tale online, sharing your pictographic history with the world.

Top Sites for Digital Storytelling with Photos and Images

Digital storytelling websites let you post a photo and tell its tale online, sharing your pictographic history with the world.

Hit a brick wall in your search for immigrant and overseas ancestors? Don’t throw in the proverbial towel—look to these 13 ancestral adages for valuable genealogical advice.

13 Old Proverbs to Help Overcome Immigration Research Brick Walls

Hit a brick wall in your search for immigrant and overseas ancestors? Don’t throw in the proverbial towel—look to these 13 ancestral adages for valuable genealogical advice.

Conflicting birth dates can be especially difficult to resolve. Here is a case study and tips from genealogy expert Sunny Morton.

Case Study: Conflicting Birthdates in Genealogy Records

Conflicting birth dates can be especially difficult to resolve. Here is a case study and tips from genealogy expert Sunny Morton.

Our expert genealogy librarian shares six free places where you should look for the city directory you need for your research.

Six Free Places to Look for Old City Directories

Our expert genealogy librarian shares six free places where you should look for the city directory you need for your research.

Dreaming of visiting your ancestral homeland? Make your wishes a reality with these 10 tips.

10 Tips for Planning a Genealogy Research Trip

Dreaming of visiting your ancestral homeland? Make your wishes a reality with these 10 tips.

Want to know more about surnames? Follow our guide to find out where hereditary family names came from and how to learn more about your last name.

Everything You Need to Know About Surnames

Want to know more about surnames? Follow our guide to find out where hereditary family names came from and how to learn more about your last name.

Want to know more about surnames? Follow our guide to find out where hereditary family names came from and how to learn more about your last name.

Everything You Need to Know About Surnames

Want to know more about surnames? Follow our guide to find out where hereditary family names came from and how to learn more about your last name.

Not sure where to start on Ancestry.com? Follow these research tips and tricks to get on the right track.

The Best Ancestry.com Tips and Tricks

Not sure where to start on Ancestry.com? Follow these research tips and tricks to get on the right track.

If you can arm yourself with a basic vocabulary of a few dozen words, you’ll be able to read many of the genealogical records that are written in German.

German Language and Script Guide for Genealogists

If you can arm yourself with a basic vocabulary of a few dozen words, you’ll be able to read many of the genealogical records that are written in German.

Investigate the mysteries of your family history in county courthouse records across the country — without leaving home.

Accessing Courthouse Records without Traveling

Investigate the mysteries of your family history in county courthouse records across the country — without leaving home.