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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, on the importance of archives and preparations we should follow when researching there. Kathryn has...

 

New: Audio Recordings for interviewing your relatives

We’ve just released a new feature in the MyHeritage mobile app: Audio Recordings. You can now interview your relatives directly from their profile in the family tree, and store...

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How Do I Start My Family Tree?

Many people want to start building their family tree and researching their family history, but they have no clue as to where to begin. Often the first few steps...

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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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Privacy Issues for Family Historians

This article is a guest post by Dick Eastman, one of the most recognized names in the genealogy world. A pioneer geneablogger, he uses technology to improve your family history...

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Make Summer Work For You: 9 ways to a family history win!

Most people find they have more time for hobbies and interests during the summer than the rest of the year. Perhaps it’s the long days and nice weather that...

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Can a friend help with your family history research?

One rule that genealogists hold true is that it never hurts to ask others for help. Often family members are the first we turn to learn more about another...

 
5 mistakes to avoid with event dates: Webinar

5 mistakes to avoid with event dates: Webinar

We recently hosted a webinar – “5 mistakes to avoid with event dates” – featuring one of our expert genealogist Laurence Harris. Deciphering dates can be confusing in records,...

 

Webinar: 5 mistakes to avoid with event dates

Have you come across any obstacles with understanding event dates? Deciphering dates can be confusing in records, especially with uncommon date formats. Join expert genealogist Laurence Harris for a...

 

Sources: Where did I find that?

Contributing author Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com How good is your memory? Many years ago, when I was very new at the genealogy game,...

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12 Steps to Creating the Perfect Family Reunion

Contributing writer Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com Wouldn’t it be great to get your far-flung family together and meet them in person? E-mail and...

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Names: What’s in the middle?

Middle names. Some people have them; others don’t. The three-name structure we use today (given, middle and last name) began in the Middle Ages when Europeans wanted to give...

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Webinar: Discover your Scandinavian ancestors

Do you have Scandinavian roots? Interested to learn how to find out about those ancestors? In honor of our recent addition of millions of new Scandinavian records recently added...