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Genealogy Tip Jar

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

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Genealogy Tip Jar

Genealogy Tip Jar

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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!

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 website