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bespokeGenealogy is a genealogy company owned by Alistair McGowan specializing in UK family history research.View Listing
Services include:Archival Research Family History Reports House Histories Research Trip Planning
Follow the bespokeGenealogy blog and follow them on Pinterest for great research tips for England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.
Genealogy à la carte is a website and blog by Gail Dever, a genealogist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.View Listing
Gail shares a daily blog about genealogy news and resources in Canada and the US. Her blog includes the latest online records, cemeteries, webinars, presentations, genealogical societies' projects, and more.
She has a weekly blog post, crème de la crème, with her picks of genealogy treasures she's found online that week--a great way to follow hot topics in genealogy.
She also has created Facebook for Canadian Genealogy, a list of almost 1,000 Facebook groups and pages for anyone interested in Canadian genealogy research. This includes special interest groups in each province and territory as well as genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums and more.
Genea-Musings is Randy Seaver's family history website and blog which "features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories".View Listing
Randy also does a regular weekly review of his favorite genealogy articles, Best of the Genea-Blogs, which is a great way to follow what's currently being discussed in genealogy circles.
Check out Randy's genealogy links, presentation schedule, and follow him on Twitter or other social media platforms.
This is a list of all searchable US Collections at FamilySearch. These are the easiest records to search. They will be digitized records that are online and indexed.View Listing
These collections allow you to use a search window to look for a name or place instead of browsing through images, one by one, scanning for the information you need.
If you have more time for searching and want a list of ALL digitized collections at FamilySearch, including image-only collections, visit each individual state listing (links below).
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania…
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has an updated, free, online Statewide Search for Subdivision Plats.View Listing
"This system provides access to digital images, with print capability, of the plats and related documents of land subdivisions in the State of Michigan's plat files. The State of Michigan began maintaining a file of all plats in the state in 1873. A copy of all plats prepared after that date were filed with the State. Beginning in 1909 and completed in 1911, a copy of all plats on file with the 83 county Register of Deeds and recorded prior to 1873 were duplicated and the duplicate copies incorporated into the State's files. This system includes all plats in the State of Michigan beginning with the plats created under the 1821 territorial act for recording town plats."
"The related documents include court orders, municipal resolutions, municipal ordinances, surveyor's affidavits, and county road commission's resolut…
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Here are some ideas for how to use AncestryDNA matches.Read more
The short version: Connect your DNA to a public or private & searchable tree at Ancestry Use ThruLines to identify common ancestors Create Groups (color coded) and add matches to their proper family group (ThruLines and Shared Matches help you do this) Use Shared Matches to sort matches into family groups Encourage parents & older relatives to test
Connect your DNA to a public or private & searchable tree at Ancestry
GET A TREE* on Ancestry and link your DNA to your public or private & searchable tree. Even if it's only a tiny tree with two or three people. You will only get ThruLines results if you have your DNA linked to a public tree at Ancestry or a private & searchable tree. I have two accounts at Ancestry, each linked to a DNA test. One account has a tree with only four people: me, my father, and his p…
DNA test sites display your DNA match count in different places, and at Ancestry, the match count is a bit hidden. Once you know where to look, and know why it might not be displaying, it's easy to remember.Read more
How to find your AncestryDNA Match Count using a desktop computer:
Step 1 - Go to https://www.ancestry.com and Login to your account
Step 2 - On the Ancestry homepage, Select DNA from the top menu bar, then Select DNA Matches from the dropdown menu
Step 3 - Make sure your window is expanded large enough to display all relevant information. In the image below, the window is too small to show to Ancestry's Filters. Right click the corner of the window and drag it away to enlarge the window.
In the image below, the screen has been enlarged and you can see the Filter by menu options.
Go to FamilySearch and create some free family tree art and then download the file and print on your own.Read more
Choose any of these four options...or make one of each!
FamilySearch always has this Family Tree Keepsake available, but you need to know the link and right now they've spotlighted the keepsake on the front page of their website.
A few tips: Arrow through the trees to select your favorite styleOpt out of the background color if you prefer a white backgroundIf you only want immediate family, only select Include Spouse and Include Children Use Add Family Members to build your tree if necessaryUse the Refresh button to cycle through repeated options for names and how they're displayed on any treeSelect Download for any creation you might like--you don't have the ability to go back and see it again
Family Tree Keepsakes are a great gift and …