What’s Up with My Ethnicity Estimates?

What’s Up with My Ethnicity Estimates?

Ethnicity estimates have made news this year, especially with AncestryDNA’s updates this past fall. But how important are your ethnicity estimates to your research? We asked genetic genealogist Shannon Combs-Bennett this very question. She’s the presenter on the upcoming live webinar, What’s Up With My Ethnicity Estimates? One thing she...Read more
4 Tips 4 Improving Your Ancestry.com Searches

4 Tips 4 Improving Your Ancestry.com Searches

Are Your Searches Turning Up Effective Results? A search is a search is a search, right? Not necessarily, especially when it comes to Ancestry.com’s massive database. If you want to increase your success in finding records of your ancestors, you’ll love these Ancestry search tricks and strategies, straight from our...Read more
Tips for Uncovering Your Ancestor’s Locations With Google Earth

Tips for Uncovering Your Ancestor’s Locations With Google Earth

If you’re looking for a fantastic digital tool to map your family history, Google Earth Pro can’t be beaten. Here are some tips for using the software from our course, Google Earth for Genealogy, starting Monday, October 29th. Understand Your Ancestor’s Geography Want to explore your ancestor’s hometown? You don’t...Read more
Creating a Timeline To Show My Grandfather’s Life

Creating a Timeline To Show My Grandfather’s Life

  My grandfather Joe moved around a lot during his lifetime: Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, back to Texas, elsewhere in Texas, Ohio, more places in Texas, various Ohio cities, South Dakota, Ohio again. Timelines organize an ancestor’s or a family’s family tree data—dates, places of residence, jobs, historical events,...Read more
Explore the Vivid-Pix Fix to Restore Your Family Photos

Explore the Vivid-Pix Fix to Restore Your Family Photos

Enjoy a Free Webinar If you have family photos or old documents that you’d like to restore and improve, you’ll enjoy this free webinar sponsored by Vivid-Pix Restore, a program designed to bring your old photos and family documents to life with a few clicks. Sign up for this FREE...Read more
5 Dos and Don’ts to Digitize Your Family History

5 Dos and Don’ts to Digitize Your Family History

Digitize Your Family History Genealogists are all about researching and preserving family history, so it makes sense that you should be doing everything you can to preserve your records digitally. But understanding that and doing it can be quite different, especially when you’d prefer to be hunting down records rather...Read more