5 Things You Might Be Missing on Ancestry

It’s easy to focus on the searches and the results when we’re using Ancestry. However, there are some features of the site that you might be overlooking — features that can make your research more productive. Make your searching more effective with these 5 features.

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Research Renewal: A New Series

In this time of change, it’s good to pause and get grounded and refocused. That’s even true in our genealogy. I’ve started a new series on the Generations Cafe podcast called “Research Renewal,” where I am revisiting some of my previous episodes. These are episodes that will help you get back to basics and encourage…

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5 Easy DIY Family History Gifts

When you’re into genealogy, it’s natural to want to give family history themed gifts, but sometimes they miss the mark. Here are 5 easy gifts that you can put together that will delight your family, along with a gift that you might want to think twice about.

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3 Biggest Mistakes in Genealogy Research

Let’s be honest. We all make mistakes in our genealogy, whether it’s misreading a document or drawing an incorrect conclusion. But the mistakes in how we actually do our research can lead to bigger brick walls, fewer discoveries, and more frustration. Here are the 3 biggest mistakes in genealogy research.

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Lessons From Breaking Down a Brick Wall

All genealogists have brick walls—those long-standing questions that we can’t seem to find answers to. I recently broke through one that has been nagging me for more than 20 years. Here are some things you can learn from my experience in breaking down a genealogy brick wall.

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