Five Hidden Tools on Ancestry

Here are five hidden tools that are often overlooked on Ancestry.com. Improve your family history research by understanding all the research tools and records on Ancestry. In this episode, learn how to search private trees, tricks for the card catalog, searching All Hints, who saved your records, and a timelineContinue Reading

Genetic Affairs 3 Part Series

Take your DNA research and cousin match grouping to the next level at GeneticAffairs.com. This video is not sponsored by Genetic Affairs, this info is provided for your education.  Learn all about the very unique tools that help make clustering DNA cousin matches instantly so that you can see howContinue Reading

Genealogy Research in Cemeteries: 10 Tips

It’s Halloween and what better way to celebrate during the pandemic than to visit your ancestors in a cemetery.  Now these are not spooky ideas, just fun ideas to help research your ancestors in graveyards and cemeteries, both in person and online. I’ve got 10 ideas to help you findContinue Reading

What is a Floating Tree on Ancestry.com

What is a floating tree? Why should you create a floating tree? In this episode I’ll show you how to create a floating tree on Ancestry and how it can help you with your family history research. A floating tree is simply an unlinked tree within your tree.  It’s primaryContinue Reading

How to Create a Genealogy Research Notes Template in Word

In this episode I’ll show you how to create a Research Notes Template that you can use over and over again for your family history research.  Genealogy Research Notes are the most important document in your files when done correctly. Learn how to create great research notes. This template isContinue Reading

Date Calculator: Find the Birthdate from Age and Death Date

Learn how to calculate a birth date of a person from their tombstone or death certificate when it only shows the person’s age and death date. Many of the older tombstones from the 1800’s and prior often showed the person’s date of death and something like “Aged 54 Years, 5Continue Reading