OnGenealogy Research Strategies

Genealogy research is like a jigsaw puzzle. Lots of pieces that need to be hunted for, sorted, and connected.   At OnGenealogy, we've sorted these puzzle pieces into categories based on why the record/piece was created.   Birth events - these include civil registrations of births and delayed births as well as religious records of baptisms and christenings, adoptions, and more   Marriage events - we've included many record types in the marriage category because customs vary wildly: banns, intentions, bonds, consent affidavits, registers and returns, licenses, certificates, divorces, and more   Death events -  this category includes records created in anticipation of or as a result of death: death certificates, wills, obituaries, cemeteries, estate and probate records, etc.   Residence events - in this category we've included records created based on where your ancestor lived or records that help you identify where your ancestor lived. Censuses,…
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How to Access All Your Passwords–anytime, anywhere

Every year at RootsTech the password problem is front and center. People go to a booth and try to sign up for a new partner product that uses their FamilySearch account, etc but they can't remember their login and password for FamilySearch so they can't enable the new product to access their information. Worse, they don't know how to login to their email when they're not in front of their home computer, so they can't use the site's password reset or retrieval option. Nothing is more frustrating than being at a world-class conference and not being able to take advantage of the specials and offerings. If you have issues remembering your passwords, here are some sites that will help you. These sites allow you to sync your password list across multiple devices (some only do this with paid versions). So if you show up at a Genealogy Convention needing access to some obscure account, you'll have it ready and waiting on your phone!

 

 

Keeper Security&n…
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Away from Home? Use Amazon Photos to backup photos & free up your phone space – even if you don’t pay for Amazon Prime

 

 

Even if you don't have Amazon Prime, if you have parents, children, friends, or family members who do pay for the service, you can ask them to invite you to be a member of their Family Vault and you will receive the benefits listed below, without either party having to let anyone see the photos they store at Amazon Photos. Keep reading for details.

 

 

If you use your phone as your primary camera these days, Amazon has a great deal for Amazon Prime members which allows them to backup unlimited photos for free. There's a 5 GB limit for video but you can purchase extra video storage space if you need more.

Amazon Photos is a great tool for travelers who take tons of photos and videos. We backpacked for two weeks and were able to free up space on our devices each day by syncing our phones with Amazon Photos, uploading the day's pictures and videos, and then deleting them off our devices. Here…

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FamilySearch turns 20!

FamilySearch turns 20 today! This free genealogy website started May 24, 1999 and hosts family history record collections from around the world. Celebrate 20 years of FamilySearch by trying their: free Family Treefree Historical Recordsfree Photo & Memory Gallery & appfree Digitized book collectionfree Family Tree keepsakesfree Family Tree Charts& more from FamilySearch partner apps! If you're new to genealogy, the site is always free but requires that you create an account to access some collections. Some offerings to check out include:

 

Free Family Tree their unified family tree - you can link yourself to the worldwide Family Tree by connecting to an ancestor who is already in the tree, or just start building your own tree for free on their site free record matching with automated hints to help you build your family tree

 

 

Search Search more than 2,000 collections of Historical Records for fr…
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