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MyHeritage.com Cheat Sheet

There is a new entry in the world of ever popular laminated quick guides for genealogists. This latest entry is for anyone who has, or has been considering, signing up with MyHeritage.com. The guide: MyHeritage.com Cheat Sheet by Sunny Jane Morton. The guide gets going with an easy to follow check list for getting started […]

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The First Wave: German Immigration to America – 15% Off Thru August 3, 2015

Since Columbus introduced (or re-introduced if you prefer) the Americas to Europe, people have come, wave after wave, seeking a new life in the rich new world. America, since its colonial days, has experienced an almost never ending flow of immigrants. There are at least four identifiable time periods in which “waves” of people came […]

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Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit to the Homeland of Your Ancestors – Second Edition -10% Off Thru August 3, 2015

For many, the possibility of a genealogical research trip to the home country of their ancestors is a lifelong dream. You can come up with many excuses not to go, but most can really be summarized as fear. With the new second, revised and updated, edition of Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit […]

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Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German & Swiss Immigrants to America – 15% Off Thru August 3, 2015

Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German and Swiss Immigrants to America is an attempt to explain the genealogical mysteries associated with so many immigrant families. Why are there so many different spelling changes for family names? What drove people to move around? What factors contributed to the turbulent environment so many lived […]

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Ohio’s German Heritage – 15% off Thru July 23, 2015

Germans make up the second largest ethnic group in the United States, second only to the English. Over the years, groups of Germans migrated in waves, the first wave coming during the colonial period. German influence and settlements spread from the colonies outward. Ohio’s German Heritage looks at the influence of German immigrants in the area […]

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Ontario People : 1796-1803 – on Sale for 30% Off Through Monday July 6

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Notes: Downloading/Upgrading Stitching Software

Do you have a Flip-Pal mobile scanner? If not, you may want to consider obtaining one of these easy to use little scanners to add to your portable research kit. However, if you do have a Flip-Pal scanner, when was the last time you updated the software? Do you remember how to quickly make the […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research

The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research is another in a line of laminated guides released as part of The Portable Genealogist series from The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. There are several more guides that have been previously reviewed on this site, […]

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Understanding AncestryDNA

Why is DNA research so difficult to understand? Simple, it is a very complex topic. You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Applying to Lineage Societies

Across the country, and the globe, there are thousands of genealogical societies ready to welcome both new and experienced genealogists into their midst. Over the years I have had the opportunity to lecture and teach classes to many such groups and have observed the bonds of friendship and family that grow among various members. I […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Editorial Stylesheet

The New England Historic Genealogical Society continues to release new publications under their laminate guide series The Portable Genealogists. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. He already posted a review on The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy. There are several more guides we will review on this […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Indexing

The New England Historic Genealogical Society continues to release new publications under their laminate guide series The Portable Genealogist. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. He already posted a review on The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy. There are several more guides we will review on this […]

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The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy – a Review

I picked up several copies of The Portable Genealogist, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the SCGS Jamboree this last week that I had not previously seen. One that particularly caught my attention was Using DNA in Genealogy, authored by Christopher C. Child. Christopher recently wrote an absolutely amazing article on how […]

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Out-of-Style: A Modern Perspective on How, Why, and When Vintage Fashions Evolved – 15% Off Thru July 13

I just returned from the SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California. Bill Dollarhide went with me, and we had a great time. While there, I had the privilege of spending a couple hours with Betty Shubert and her daughter. She signed copies of her book, which genealogists have found to be extremely helpful when working with […]

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Quicksheet – Citing Genetic Sources for History Research – Evidence Style

DNA analysis is the new frontier in genealogical research. Combined with traditional research methods, it is the gold standard in genealogy. Four types of DNA tests are commonly used in genetic testing: (1) Y-DNA; (2) MT-DNA; (3) AT-DNA; and (4) X-Line DNA. The successful use of these tests requires interpretation, but in conjunction with documentary […]

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