GBT: Lost & Found

Generate some genealogical Karma at the September Genealogy Blog Party. Add your post by September 30th!

Private Ancestors

Do your deceased ancestors still need their privacy? Probably not. Find out how to prune Private ancestors from your Ancestry.com tree.

Google Smarter

Not finding your ancestors when you Google? These 9 strategies will help you get better results.

Backup Your Tree

Online trees are great for easy hints and finding cousins, but you should always keep a backup. Find out how to download your Ancestry.com tree.

The October Genealogy Blog Party: Through the Stones

Imagine wandering into an ancient stone henge... and the next thing you know is that you've landed 200 years in the past! If that sounds like the plot of a popular book/TV show, you're right. But we've "borrowed" it (a little) for the October Genealogy Blog Party. Tell us the story of your trip to the past before October 31st!

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Rescued from the Dump: The Jordan Bible

The Joseph Jordan family had a lovely 1850s-era Bible, full of remarkable family history information. Somehow, it wound up at a dump in Massachusetts. Thankfully, it was rescued by someone who realized how precious it was, and now the Bible is ready for a "forever home." Are you a descendant of this prominent family from Biddeford, Maine?

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Connect – Belong at RootsTech 2018

Plans for the 2018 RootsTech Conference are already underway and early bird registration is open. Need help deciding whether or not to attend? I'll make it easy for you: you should. Let me tell you what's new for 2018 and give you a few reasons to put this conference on your calendar.

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The September Genealogy Blog Party: Lost & Found

Have you found someone else's photo album or family Bible in an antique shop? Has your family lost a precious heirloom and you would like to have it come back to you? If you have, you are definitely not alone! Read these stories of items "Lost and Found" in the September 2017 Genealogy Blog Party.

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Private Ancestors: How to Prune Them From Your Ancestry Tree

Do your deceased ancestors still need their privacy? Probably not. But you might have marked them "private" without even realizing it. There's an easy way to fix that! In this post, I'll show you how to clean up your Ancestry.com tree by pruning those pesky private ancestors. Your potential cousins will thank you.

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Book Review: “The Missing Man” by Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Morton Farrier has spent his entire career searching for the lost loved ones of other people. Ironically, solving the mystery of his own parentage has been the one case he could not crack. Read my review of "The Missing Man," the 6th installment in "Morton Farrier: Forensic Genealogist" series.

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Hello, I'm Elizabeth! I'm a genealogist, writer, and educator, and I've been looking for my descendant's ancestors for 3x's longer than she's been alive. I tell some of their stories here, but I also share tech and blogging tips, news, and other stuff I like. I am the host of the Genealogy Blog Party, which I hope you will join! Find out more right here.

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