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Are You Using Soundex for Ancestry Name Search?

Do you use soundex? *crickets chirping* If utter silence and some amount of confusion were your reaction when you read that, you’re not alone. Many … Read more

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What About Ancestry DNA Tests?

I think everyone in the genealogy community has wondered about ancestry DNA tests. Should you get one? Do they help? How accurate is DNA testing … Read more

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Six Steps for Contacting Distant Relatives

It may have been a long search, but you’ve accomplished something exciting – you’ve found a distant relative, and you’re ready to reach out. The … Read more

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3 Tips for Getting the Most from Ancestry.com as a New User

If you are new to Ancestry.com or just signed up, here are some quick tips that should help you get started! 1.Be aware that Ancestry … Read more

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Archive Family Photo Index

Most researchers dig through old photos and then put them in a folder with notes or file them in a file drawer.  Other researchers will … Read more

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Genealogy Family Group Form

Maintain consistent genealogy records of family groups using a family group form.  This professional quality genealogy form is created to document each member of a … Read more

Genealogy Timeline Chart

Family Data Sheet and Timeline Chart

The genealogy timeline chart is great for documenting a family tree unit in a form that is is simple to understand. Three generations are represented … Read more

Critical Document Record

Genealogy Critical Document Record

Below you will find the Genealogy Critical Document Record for use in collecting critical individual data obtained from official documents. Producing an accurate family tree … Read more

Family Migration Form

Genealogy Family Migration Form

Tracing the migration of an ancestor or family is one of the most important pieces of record keeping while researching genealogy.  For the use of … Read more

Irish Genealogy Resource Chart

Irish Genealogy Resource Timeline

This genealogy chart serves as a quick reference to help locate available resources for specific time periods in Ireland. The specific date ranges of genealogical … Read more

Genealogy Archive Photo Index

Genealogy Archive Photo Index

So much of the fun in doing genealogy research is working with old pictures. More often than not, individuals’ names are missing from a picture … Read more

1790 US Census Reference Sheet

1790 United States Census Reference Sheet

The 1790 census was the first official census conducted by the United States.  There were prior census records kept for certain periods and colonies prior … Read more