How Hashtags Can Help Your Genealogy

Social media and genealogy is a great combination. We can make so many more connections with more people now than ever before. But it isn't possible to follow every genealogist on social media, so how can you find more content that's meaningful to your research? One way is with hashtags. Here's how you can use hashtags to discover more things that you want to read and how to get your content in front of more readers. 

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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 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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How to Choose 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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