The Shifting Landscape of Genetic Genealogy

There was a time when DNA kits flew off of shelves and people lined up by the hundreds to purchase them on sale at genealogy events. Not anymore. Why are sales slowing down? It’s a tale of the shifting landscape of genetic genealogy… and some squandered opportunities.

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3 Kinds of Newspapers Every Genealogist Should Know

Newspapers are a gold mine of information for genealogy research. Facts, context, photographs — what more could you ask for? But if you’re stopping with the “regular” daily and weekly newspapers where your ancestor lived, you might be stopping too soon. Here are 3 other types of newspapers that every genealogist should know.

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3 Things to Know About Ancestry’s Hints

Ancestry’s hints — those shaky leaves that pop up — can be useful to our genealogy research. However, there are some limits to them that can really trip up researchers. Here’s what you need to know to avoid the pitfalls of Ancestry’s hints. Generations Cafe Podcast, Episode 41 You can listen to this episode by…

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The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER Method

Have you ever felt lost in your genealogy research? Running into brick walls, falling down rabbit holes, following the latest “bright shiny object”? If so, it’s time to take a look at what the research process really is and how you can use the WANDER method to stay on the right path.

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