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Ancestry.com DNA Kit

Your DNA has a story: It’s time to discover it at Ancestry.com! Have you ever wondered where your family is from? I know that with our family some say that we are part Scottish, while others say that we have Irish in us. And then there is the rumor from some in the family that [Read On]

Who Do You Think You Are?

I just finished watching Who Do You Think You Are on TLC with Christina Applegate. As a Genealogist it was fun watching her go through the processes of researching her Grandparents. During the 40’s just at the peak of the Depression, and beginning of WWII, life was so difficult for families. Right now through September [Read On]

Census Research

  I really learned a lot last year while I volunteered transcribed the 1940’s US Census. It was very fun and educational at the same time. Right now this month’s value pack at Shop Family Tree is  the Census Research Value pack. This pack will help you find websites with census records and dates. What [Read On]

More on Andrew…

My cousin has been researching our brick wall to Great Great Grandfather, Andrew E. Tryon. This gentlemen seems to be a tricky person to find information on. She did find a relative that shed some some light to us and he may have had a family prior to my Great Grandfather Joseph E. Tryon and [Read On]

RootsTech Conference

This weekend is the RootsTech Genealogy Conference. If you can’t attend the conference they are offering some fun streaming classes online, here is the list and times that these will be streaming. Thursday 8:30 a.m. Keynote speakers 11:00 a.m. The Future of Genealogy – panel 1:45 p.m. Tell it Again – Kim Weitkamp 3:00 p.m. [Read On]

ICAPGen Conference

This weekend is the ICAPGen.org Genealogy Conference. ICAPGen.org is where Genealogists can obtain their Accreditation in Genealogy. There are Genealogists for Hobby, Accredited Genealogists, and Certified Genealogists. My overall goal is to become a Certified Genealogist through the Board of Certified Genealogists.  When I made this decision there were three books I bought to help [Read On]

Research made easier

Researching your family history can be challenging at times. When I first was learning to do research with my Grandma, it meant contacting record departments, and visiting libraries. Now you can connect almost instantly with relatives via the internet. Ancestry.com and other sites has made sharing information much easier. You can Try Ancestry.ca FREE for 14 [Read On]

Cemeteries going Digital

For the past few years I have been volunteering for digital online Cemetery organizations such as Findagrave.com, and Namesinstone.com. Both places work with volunteers to preserve data and photograph headstones of cemeteries. Preserving these burial spots are very difficult  at times. Records change, information is lost, and headstones do not last forever. When my Grandma [Read On]

October is Family History Month

Happy Monday, it is amazing that the year is nearly over. October is Family History Month, and with the Holidays around the corner there will be plenty of time to share memories, both past and present with family. This year I met a distant relative through my Grandfather Tryon’s side. We have been exchanging information [Read On]