Genealogy Tip Jar

To celebrate Family History month, here's a collection of useful genealogy and family history resources and tips from GeneaBloggers.com!


Genealogy Tip Jar

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Here’s a tip which may help you prove a relationship."During World War I there were three registrations. The first, on June 5, 1917, was for all men between the ages of 21 and 31. The second, on June 5, 1918, registered those who attained age 21 after June 5, 1917. The third registration was held on September 12, 1918, for men age 18 through 45." via NARA #Ancestry #Archives #NARA #draft #military #veterans #WWI

I think we can all relate to this, right? #familyhistory #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #heritage #quotes #genealogyquotes #roots #research

Curious how many ancestors you have? We did the math for you. #ancestors #ancestry #familyhistory #genealogy #grandparents #parents #family #heritage #roots

#Genealogy #FamilyHistory #Obituaries #Ancestry #FamilyTree #Ancestors #History #heritage #roots

Genealogy Tip: Read historical fiction! #Genealogy #Ancestry #FamilyHistory #Ancestors #Family #Books #Reading #History #familytree #heritage #roots #family #fiction #reading

Something to consider for your city dwelling ancestors. #familyhistory #cemeteries #USHistory #History #ancestry #familytree #ancestors #burial #graves #FindAGrave

Census Tip: Expand your search to your ancestor's siblings! #ancestry #Genealogy #FamilyHistory #census #FamilyTree

What common surnames are challenging you in your family tree? #genealogy #ancestry #familyhistory #familytree #ancestors #surnames

Were any of your ancestors UA, UN, CA or CN survivors? #military #veterans #ancestry #familyhistory #heritage #roots #familytree #ancestors #war #Confederates #Union #Army #Navy #genealogy #CivilWar

Psst...Might give you a helpful new perspective! #genealogy #familyhistory #familytree #ancestors #genealogytip #brickwall

Genealogy Tip: Birds of passage made multiple trips to the U.S. so look for all arrivals. #familyhistory #ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory #immigrants #ancestors #familytree #USHistory #History

Don't rule out those extended family members. #familyhistory #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #ancestors

What is the most creative misspelling you've come across? #USHistory #History #ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory #heritage #roots #ancestors

Sometimes it pays off to estimate. #genealogy #familyhistory #family #ancestors #heritage #roots #familytree #ancestry #USHistory #History

For Google Earth's 10th birthday, we invite everyone to watch this free video on using Google Earth for genealogy! Please share this invitation: the more who join the Google Earth party, the merrier.

Have you tried searching without a surname? #surnames #surname #ancestor #ancestry #heritage #genealogy #roots #familyhistory #familytree #family

MyHeritage is taking language translation for genealogists to the next level: the level where the search interface does it FOR you.

Do you create a search strategy before diving into family history research? Pro #Genealogist Juliana Smith has some tips here: ancstry.me/1wc9jvl #ancestry #familytree #familyhistory

Mark your tv-watching calendars! More Who Do You Think You Are? airs in the U.S. in a couple of weeks. Share this with whomever you'll be re-hashing each episode.

Helps for Translating the Old German Typeface. Maybe this will help with the writing in the bible.

Please share this post with anyone who researches Irish ancestors! This is great news for them!

  • Jennifer Giacobbe-Sutherland
    Jennifer Giacobbe-Sutherland

    Best tip EVER!! Found both my great-grandparents' baptismal records!!

  • Sunny Morton
    Sunny Morton

    YAY! Love to hear that!

  • Jennifer Giacobbe-Sutherland
    Jennifer Giacobbe-Sutherland

    We had various dates for the birth of my maternal great grandmother. My maternal great grandfather was a total mystery, but I think I found the correct family. So many similar names though. The intermarriage of familiar surnames back and forth. Hopefully I've hit on the correct one.

What's your experience been like at the new Ancestry site? Here's what one user loves about it.

A fantastic explanation for anyone trying to understand their DNA matches, circles and New Ancestor Discoveries at AncestryDNA.

Do you need this resource to find your African-American ancestors? Or could you contribute to efforts to help others find theirs?

My data backup plan against theft was to hide my laptop under a pile of blankets when I left the house. Recent events caused me to revisit that plan....

See the Incredible Piece of History This Auctioneer Stumbled Into - Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems

Annie Barrows Talks Family History and The Truth According to Us - Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems

Easy Family History Craft: Framed Ornaments - Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems

Here's a little-known fact about the U.S. census--and a reminder to not just trust indexes!

AncestryDNA test kits are now sold in Australia and New Zealand. Read more of what's happening in genetic genealogy Down Under.

Skype Translate: one more tool to help us keep in touch with loved ones, collaborate with other genealogists and do long-distance oral history interviews!

An index to Family Bible records is now searchable for free at the DAR website. Check it out!

WWI draft registrations, for the win! #ancestry #WWI #WorldWarI #WorldWar #War #Military #genealogy #familyhistory #WorldHistory #History #ancestors #veterans #familytree #roots #heritage

Snap photos or index for BillionGraves this month and you could win a FitBit!

Kids don't remember their own pasts very well. A photo quilt like this one--or telling them stories of their own childhoods--can give them back the forgotten stories of their lives. #familyhistoryforkids

Understanding draft registrations. Not everyone served & some who served are not in the draft. #familyhistory #WWI #WWII #draft #USHistory #History #WorldHistory #genealogy #ancestors #military #war

Attn Genealogists who Google: read more on search results that answer your questions, free roaming abroad and a Chromebit portable computer under $100.

Did your ancestors fight in the Civil War? North or South, white or African-American, look for them in this database!

Looking for religious records? #ancestry #familyhistory #heritage #roots #family #ancestors #familytree #genealogy #genealogytip

What do those fractions in the census mean? #ancestry #genealogy #census #history #familyhistory #familytree #ancestors

To all our friends out there with Canadian roots: spend some time on THIS massive digital archive!

I love Denise Levenick’s “getting started” strategies for digital photo organization in the free May 2015 Family Tree Magazine podcast. I have thousands of digital photos on my computer–and that’s just from the past few years! Click here for great tips.

Have you backed up your Ancestry trees, sources and DNA lately? It's always a good idea to do regularly. The possible sale of Ancestry is just an opportunity to remind you!

Need a break in your family history research? Consider adding a story to your tree. #ancestry #genealogytips #genealogy #familyhistory #ancestors

8 Tips to Discover Your Irish Ancestors

8 tips for finding ancestors' genealogy records on the free FamilySearch.org website

How far into the past does your family tree go? Most of us struggle the further we go back but this handy website guide will help. Get more hints and tips on finding medieval records online with Your Family Tree magazine issue 145 - which is on sale now! #genealogy #familyhistory #medieval records #ancestry #findmypast #wdytya?

Genealogy Research: Tips to Stay Organized

Fleshing Out the Family Using a Will www.examiner.com/... #NationalGenealogyExaminer #genealogy