NEW! Learn how and why you should download your raw DNA from Ancestry. If you want to break down brick walls, DNA can help. If you are not finding good DNA cousins to help your family history research, consider transferring your DNA to other genealogy services (often for free) likeContinue Reading

Get free photo repair at MyHeritage with their new Photo Repair, Enhance, Colorize, and Animate features.  While some of these features came out a few months back, they have added their new Repair feature that helps remove cracks and some blemishes from your family photos.   In this episode I showContinue Reading

How to track ancestors

Learn how to track ancestors FAN Club members (Friends, Associates, and Neighbors – a.k.a Cluster Research) to break down those brick walls and get unstuck. Researching the people who interacted with your ancestors often helps you confirm your records and ancestor connections. Tracking them is key to resolving family historyContinue 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

How to use the Card Catalog at Ancestry.com

This is the #1 way to search on Ancestry to get more results! It’s better than chasing hints. Learn five pro tricks to help you search the Ancestry Card Catalog.  Here we’ll talk about various filter techniques, using wildcards to improve your search, keyword searches, and category searching.  📃 ThereContinue Reading

Top Ten Videos on Genealogy TV in 2020

Happy New Year Everyone! Here are the top ten videos (by views) produced for Genealogy TV in 2020. 📼 #10 – How to Create a Floating Tree on Ancestry 📼 #9 – Marriage Records for Family History: Where to find them on Ancestry.com & FamilySearch.org 📼 #8 – AncestryDNA CousinContinue Reading

Obituaries & Marriages Indexed on Ancestry.com from Newspapers.com + Family Data Collection? One World Tree?

In this Q & A with Crista Cowan, we talk about the obituaries and marriages that are now indexing on Ancestry.com from images on Newspapers.com. Also I ask what is the Family Data Collection and One World Tree? Continue Reading