Genealogy TV

Finding proof of your lineage can be a challenge at times. In a criminal court of law, you need to prove someone’s guilt “beyond a shadow of a doubt.” Similarly in genealogy, we need to have evidence that after “reasonably exhaustive research,” the evidence points to a solid conclusion. InContinue Reading

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When I first started out in genealogy, I wanted a genealogy records checklist. I guess I’m a checklist kind of person. So here I’ve created a list of types of records to look for when researching each ancestor. This is a “suggested” list of what to look for, not necessarilyContinue Reading

Genealogy TV

Here is a 12 step process, a checklist, you can follow for each ancestor you are researching in a methodical order. This will help ensure you have looked everywhere you can and properly documented your process as you go.Continue Reading

There are lots of gems to find on eBay for Genealogy. In this video is an interview with Scott Fisher from the Extreme Genes podcast who has been finding all kinds of family history records and great finds on eBay. You can find family bibles, documents, letters, yearbooks, and manyContinue Reading

Genealogy TV

Today we’re going to talk about how to extract US Census information from the 1940 and the 1950 U.S. census into Excel spreadsheets so that you can filter them quickly by surname to help find more family members.  In previous episodes, I had been using this little trick I createdContinue Reading

Genealogy TV

Recently I had a GTV Academy member ask a question about how to organize multiple spouses with multiple kids with multiple names. I have created an Excel spreadsheet to help organize all of those ancestors, their marriages, and children by various spouses, in a timeline with dates and places… toContinue Reading

Genealogy TV

AncestryDNA® has come out with another DNA update where they are dividing our DNA cousin matches by our parents’ sides of the family.  This is another step forward in genetic genealogy at Ancestry. With no effort at all, we can now see your DNA cousin matches divided by the paternal andContinue Reading

Floating Trees How and Why

Learn how and why you should use the Floating Trees on Ancestry.com. This is one of the best genealogy strategies. It will help you further your family history research with this powerful trick to help connect your FAN Club (Friends Associates and Neighbors) along with other suspected family members, DNAContinue Reading