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 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 tree.

Enter the “What’s Lost is Found with Evidentia” Giveaway!

Did you lose track of important clues to finding that ancestor? Yeah, we've all done it. My mistake set me back about 10 years. Oops. But you can keep better track of your sources with Evidentia Software. Enter this month's giveaway to win a complete bundle of Evidentia Software products before September 30, 2017, at midnight PDT.

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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? Or has your family lost a precious heirloom over the years and you would love to have it returned? If you have, you are definitely not alone! This month's Genealogy Blog Party theme is "Lost and Found." We'll "paying it forward" and generating a bit of "genealogical Karma." Be sure to add your post to the collection before midnight on September 30th.

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Guest Post: I Found My Brother on

Reader Deb Martin was so excited about finding the brother she never knew on that she wrote to me and asked to share her story. Spoilers: It was a happy ending for everyone. Thank you for sharing, Deb!

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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 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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Enter the “DNA Discoveries” Giveaway!

Would you like to know more about using DNA for genealogy? Enter the "DNA Discoveries" Giveaway to for a chance to win 3 great prizes to enhance your knowledge of genetic genealogy!

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Saving My Family History: Digital Files & Videos

After I dropped my cell phone in the washer, I became obsessed with backing up my digital files, especially my photos. In this post, I'll share what I'm doing to protect these files, as well as my films and videos.

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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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