Genealogy Gold Podcast: #42

AF-042: Simple Tips for Reading Old Genealogy Documents

Are ancient genealogy documents getting you down? Is it hard for you to read that old-fashioned handwriting? Here are some tips to translate those old letters.

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Genealogy Gold Podcast: #42

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10 Tools for Your Genealogy Research That You Never Thought You’d Need

10 Tools for Your Genealogy Research That You Never Thought You'd Need

When you have been doing genealogy for a while, you get used to surprises. You make new discoveries in places you never thought you would find anything. You meet new people in unusual places who have information on your family you could never get on your own. And, sometimes, you find yourself needing a tool to do your research you never thought you would need. Here are the top ten tools for your genealogy research you never thought you’d need.

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6 “Must Do” Genealogy Projects for October


Are you looking for some excellent genealogy projects to keep you busy and building your family tree in October? Here are six of them you definitely must do.

1. Do Some Cemetery Research in the Field

In some parts of the country, it is too hot to go outside and do cemetery research until around this time of year. If the weather is just starting to cool off for you, take some time to do that field research you’ve been meaning to get to.

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Genealogy Again: Breathing New Life in Your Family Research


Have you been doing genealogy research for a long time now? If so, it may have become rather rote for you, and even tedious, as you are doing the same things over and over again. You started out with a love and passion for genealogy, and it is still there, but you want to make it exciting for you to do again. The good news is that there are ways to put new life into your genealogy. Doing these things will not only make it more exciting for you, it will also make your work more interesting to the people with whom you share it. Here are a few things that I’ve used to make my genealogy come alive again.

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