Why You Should Download Your Files From Ancestry and Every Other Website

Why You Should Download Your Files from Ancestry

Back in 2015, rumors of a possible sale of Ancestry.com sparked reactions ranging from "Run! The sky is falling!!" to "Yawn..." A common theme among many of the posts in social media was that everyone should download their GEDCOM files from Ancestry ASAP. 

Those people who urged everyone to download their GEDCOMs from Ancestry were spot on... but not for the reason they think.​

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5 Photos You Should Take at the Cemetery

(This post was originally published in 2015 and updated 7 April 2017.)

It’s sad — and rather frustrating — to go to a cemetery, take some photos, and realize when you get home that those photos don’t really help you. (It’s especially frustrating when you’re not able to get back to take more photos.) To help ease the frustration, here are 5 cemetery photos that you should get in the habit of taking every time:

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How to Choose the Best Genealogy Software

Choosing the Best Genealogy Software

Choosing genealogy software can feel like looking for a new car. There are so many choices and so many things to consider that it feels overwhelming. Even though you're not spending as much on software as you would a car, you're still investing your research time and effort -- not to mention that it's going to be "carrying" your ancestors around! Here's how to sort through everything and choose the best genealogy software for you. 

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