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Find My Family Magazine Forum – Please Come

By DD / October 10, 2016

Find My Family Magazine has added a forum. The forum offers the ability to post questions, answer questions, start your own blog where you can talk about your journey to find your family, and even talk to each other using live chat rooms. There are some great organizations out there on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, and […]

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Fold3.com Military Records Website Review

By Staff Writer / August 13, 2016

Fold3.com Military Records Website Review Anyone who has a fascination with genealogy or military history may appreciate the resources found at Fold3.com. This easy-to-use website is chock-full of useful data, including digital scans of primary records that could prove to be a goldmine for researchers. Whether you’re looking for information about an ancestor or are […]

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Locatemyname.com Surname Distribution

By DD / May 24, 2016

Locatemyname.com Surname Distribution Around the World Surname mapping can be a useful tool in any genealogical or historical project. Most surnames have distinct distribution patterns based on regional lines. Mapping surname distribution reveals where the family originally came from and where it relocated or spread to. Surname databases are usually created using censuses and telephone […]

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Newspaper Research Guide

By DD / April 20, 2016

Searching Newspapers Quick Start Guide On April 11 th Findmypast writter, Frederick Wertz, published a Quick-start guide to searching newspapers on Findmypast.   One thing he points out is that when you “search all records” that search does not include our newspaper database – it’s a totally separate entity, so you’ll need to search it individually. Wertz provides […]

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New Ancestry Report at DNA.Land

By DD / April 19, 2016

There is a new report at DNA.land, a new ancestry report. It looks like the screen shot I included, except the heart is covering my name. There is also a new map. The article announcing the change was written by Daniel Speyer, a Computer Science Masters student in Columbia University, and Yaniv Erlich. DNA.Land website […]

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Cyndi’s List.com

By DD / January 9, 2016

Cyndi’s list.com has been helpful to hundreds of thousands of people looking to find critical information about their families and lineages. It’s a great place for people looking for missing families or for those in search for their birth family to finally find some help.

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AfriGeneas.com Review

By Staff Writer / January 2, 2016

Almost 327 users visit this website daily, which indicates how effective this platform is and how advantageous it is to the people looking for information. In my opinion, one must go and visit this website if they wish to reconnect and need information regarding their family member because over the last few years

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Ancestry DNA adds Matching cM numbers

By DD / November 7, 2015

After being asked for years for the number of matching cM between matches, Ancestry has finally added the information to profiles – if you know where to look. There is some confusion with the cM numbers that are shown though with the total number of matching segments and total cM that match being different than […]

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Puzzilla.org Family Lineage Site Review

By DD / November 1, 2015

Many people, such as those in the Church of Ladder Day Saints, have a deep and driven love of genealogy. And why not? Knowing where you come from is fundamental to knowing who you are. There are many sites that supply the service of genealogy to people, and Puzzilla is one of those site. A […]

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Genealogybank.com Review

By DD / October 31, 2015

Finding your family tree is not a new phenomenon. However, in the 2st century, there are a plethora of tools to uncover a vast array of information from websites such as this one. I found it was quicker than anticipated using this website. With so many resources, it was easy for me to get started […]

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Macavo Genealogy Website Review

By DD / October 31, 2015

Anyone who is interested in finding family members now has more tools at their fingertips by using the Internet. In recent years, it’s become easier to search for distant cousins or relatives just by accessing genealogy websites over the web. Macavo.com is an advanced website that allows users to search through millions of different genealogy […]

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International Society of Genetic Genealogy ISOGG.Org

By DD / October 31, 2015

International Society of Genetic Genealogy ISOGG.Org Those of us who are hoping to make a connection with a distant relative or parent can use the International Society of Genetic Genealogy on ISOGG.org with the use of genetic research that is provided. The website makes it easy to begin a general search with the use of […]

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FamilyHistory.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 27, 2015

FamilyHistory.com and Others Offer a Look into the Past In 2013, I became (for lack of a better term) obsessed with genealogy and tracing my family’s history and I still am to this day. I used a number of websites and resources (including my local library) to gather information about my ancestors and my husband’s […]

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Zoompast.org Review

By DD / October 27, 2015

Zoompast.org is a new website from Dr. James Rosindell and the Imperial College London. Dr. Rosindell’s first website was Onezoom.org where you can zoom in on the tree of life. At Zoompast.org you can zoom in on family trees like you can zoom in on a location on Google Maps. The website desecribes itself as […]

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Ancestry DNA Review

By DD / October 26, 2015

Ancestry DNA is one big reason I found my birth family after looking off and on for 36 years. I had written and called and hired a company to find my family without any results. Then I saw a story about Ancestry DNA that said that someone had found their birth family using Ancestry DNA […]

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DearMyrtle.com Genealogy Blog Review

By Staff Writer / October 25, 2015

The DearMyrtle.com site is the sensible and practical guide for beginning genealogy researchers online. Primarily a blog, this online space is managed by Pat Richley-Erickson under the pseudonym Myrtle. The site stays among the top 5 genealogy sites internationally. Although Richley-Erickson, based in Utah, has chosen to establish her good reputation through a persona, she […]

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Geni.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

Geni.com is a site that offers powerful genealogy tools that will help you to learn about your family’s history. It will also connect you with others that share a part in your family tree. You can learn as much as possible about your history and have fun finding family members that you did not even […]

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RootsWeb.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

RootsWeb.com Review The need and desire to find out just what your ancestry background is has become incredibly popular in recent years. So it’s no surprise that I would be one of the millions of people to utilize the internet to track down my roots. This is where RootsWeb.com comes into the story. Rootsweb.com is […]

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Billiongraves.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

Many of my friends have been blogging about Billiongraves.com, especially about its app. I decided to download it to my Nokia Lumia 520 to take a look. I think the site and its app have potential, the reason I decided to share this article. The primary goal of Billion Graves is to provide extensive history […]

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Find A Grave.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a fascination with finding the grave sights of deceased relatives, my ancestors, and even famous people that happen to be buried in my area. This curiosity and inquisitive nature of mine extended into my adulthood and I often found myself perusing the internet till the […]

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DNA.Land Free DNA Research Website

By DD / October 21, 2015

Have you heard of the new website DNA.Land? DNA Land is non-profit research website run by three researchers affiliated with Columbia University and the NY Genome Center . They are also in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Coalition to better understand the genetic risks of breast cancer. Computational geneticist Dr. Yaniv Erlich presented the […]