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Do Genealogists Care About Family Artifacts?

This is a guest post by Joy Shivar, owner of JustaJoy.com Family Heirloom Exchange, a surname-searchable, bulletin board-style website used by antique dealers and others to reach out to family members. With thousands of original items associated with more than 100,000 surnames, JustaJoy has...

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Digging Deeper: When You Can’t Find a Death Record

This is a guest post by Amie Bowser Tennant, The Genealogy Reporter, and blog content creator for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Amie is actively engaged in genealogy research,...

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Building Bridges — It’s Never Too Soon to Connect Generations Through Heritage

Deanna Bufo Novak is the mother of two young Italian-Polish-Czech-American children. She is an attorney and the creator and author of award-winning, personalized children’s books titled “My Heritage Book”,...

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117 Questions to Ask Your Family

As genealogists, we must always think about how to obtain the information we want in the most efficient way. When interviewing family members, what are the best questions to...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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