Guest Posts

DNA Testing: Seven guidelines for adoptees

This is a guest post by Richard Hill, author of two books on DNA testing. “Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA” is an award-winning personal memoir that follows his decades-long search for his birth parents. Hill’s Kindle Short Book,...

 

Guest Post: Are You Going Local with Your Research?

As a genealogy expert, I often read blog posts and articles written by my fellow genealogists. A few weeks ago, I found an interesting post by Kathryn Lake Hogan,...

 

10 Things Every Family Historian Should Do Once a Year

There is never enough time to achieve everything we would like in our family history. In the rush to find new information, sometimes critical activities get forgotten. So, at...

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Names: I can’t read that!

Contributing author Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com As family historians, we must be prepared for many languages that impact our research. When we must...

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Guest Post: German Names…and More German Names

This is a guest post by James M. Beidler, who authored The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. He also writes the weekly newspaper...

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Why It’s Important to Visit a Library in Your Ancestral Location

This is a guest post by George G. Morgan, President of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally-recognized genealogy lecturer. He is the prolific award-winning author of hundreds of articles...

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The 3 Cs: Organizing Research Inherited from a Relative

This is a guest post by Kate Eakman, staff genealogist at Legacy Tree Genealogists, MyHeritage’s recommended research partner. Kate has a master’s degree in history and loves to help...

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Enhance Your Research: Understand Worldwide Naming Patterns

This is a guest post by genealogist James L. Tanner, a retired trial attorney from Arizona now living in Utah. He is the author of two popular genealogy blogs, Genealogy’s...

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Guest Post: Sprucing Up Your Family’s History

This is a guest post by Leslie Albrecht Huber, a genealogy writer, and speaker. She has written over 100 articles published in a variety of history and family history...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Genealogist Should Set

This is a guest post by Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy. Lorine is a Canadian genealogist who has been involved in genealogy and history for over 30...

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Family Mysteries: Revealed through holiday cards and letters

This is a guest post by genealogist James L. Tanner, a retired trial attorney from Arizona now living in Utah. He is the author of two popular genealogy blogs, Genealogy’s...

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The Power of Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

The Power of Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

This is a guest post by genealogy professional Thomas MacEntee. He specializes in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of...

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Lisa Louise Cooke: Using Google tools for genealogy

This is a guest post by Lisa Louise Cooke, founder of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is producer and host of “Genealogy Gems Podcast,”...

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