Hard to Read Census: Solved

In this Tiny Tip Tuesday episode, I’m going to show you how to see hard-to-read census images.  This may solve issues with faint handwriting or poor microfilm images on Ancestry, FamilySearch or MyHeritage and others.  It’s a simple, yet powerful tip.Continue Reading

1870’s Marriage Certificate Found in Thrift Shop: The Whole Story

National media picked up this family history story about the 1870’s marriage certificate that was found in the back of a painting in a thrift shop. I’m the one who solved the mystery of this old marriage certificate. In this episode, I’m going to share with you the whole story,Continue Reading

Hidden Tools on FamilySearch.org

Genealogy enthusiasts should be aware of these hidden tools and benefits of researching your family history on FamilySearch. FamilySearch.org is one of the most important resources to a family history buff.  It is chocked full of clues, records, and information.  In this episode, I’ll show you how to maximize yourContinue Reading

Find More Genealogy Facts with the Trifecta Strategy Wall Buster

NEW! The Trifecta Strategy uses 3 to the Third Power to solve your brick walls.  It uses Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and one other genealogy repository of your choice (like FindMyPast.com or MyHeritage.com). Breakdown those brick walls with this new strategy.  The Trifecta Strategy is designed to keep you focused on aContinue Reading

Watch it! - Your Ancestors on FamilySearch.org

Watch Your Ancestors on FamilySearch!  Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and all other users, YOU’LL WANT TO SEE THIS TOO!  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to “watch” your ancestors and  get email notifications with this very simple, yet powerful tool on FamilySearch.org.  Whether you’re on FamilySearch or not, you’ll wantContinue Reading

How to download your FamilySearch tree!

Can you download your family tree from FamilySearch.org?  Can you upload your FamilySearch tree to Ancestry.com?  Can you sync your family trees between Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org?  I get these questions a lot.  I also get questions about how to sync your family tree between Family Tree Maker software and FamilySearch.  Continue Reading

In this video, I show you my five favorite ways to do genealogy research in 2020 on the totally free website FamilySearch.org, but I also show you how I use these FamilySearch tools together to maximize your results. Connie’s Method for Using FamilySearch.org First pick a primary location for yourContinue Reading