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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In the last episode we created a checklist of places to look for records to help you formulate a genealogy research plan.  In this episode we’ll talk about where to find some of those records.Continue 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

In this 300th Episode we’re celebrating with a contest and learning about how you can find other records to substitute what was lost in the 1890 U.S. Census. Enter to win a free subscription to Ancestry.com and the Genealogy TV Academy. HOW TO ENTER and RULES FOR THE 300th EpisodeContinue 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

GTV Extract Census - Ancestry and Excel

Learn how to use MS Excel to extract your ancestors in the U.S. Census to help find other family members living around your target ancestor. Even if you have never used Excel before, this is a step-by-step guide to how to import census data into Excel so you can filterContinue Reading