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

Member Connect on Ancestry.com

Wouldn’t it be great to collaborate with other genealogists about the same ancestors you are researching? You can with Ancestry.com’s Member Connect. 📃 There is a handout for Information Access Channel Members. Channel Members can find the handouts in the Community Tab on the YouTube channel. Continue 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

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

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

The last two episodes on Genealogy TV “AncestryDNA Cousin Matches” and “Upload to FindMyPast” had a huge response in viewers.  As such, there were several questions and comments. In this video I answer some of the questions and comments from recent episodes about AncestryDNA.com and FindMyPast.com.Continue Reading

How to Research Your Irish Genealogy

How to Research You Irish Genealogy Learn about Irish Genealogy Research.  In this episode we explore the types of Irish records you can find and where to look for them online. This “footnotes” episode features expert and professional genealogist is Pamela Guye Holland from Massachusetts.  She works for the NewContinue Reading