5 New Genealogy Websites to Try in 2016

Top Genealogy Websites from RootsTech Innovator Showdown    Online genealogy research has come a long way in recent years. In this digital age where you can find genealogy records with just a few clicks of a mouse, and even collaborate with family members on virtual family trees, beginner and seasoned genealogists alike seem to have higher expectations when it comes to new advancements…

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5 Reasons for Not Finding Ancestors’ Occupations

Research Mistakes & Remedies Photo credit: By Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Family historians should always be thinking of out-of-the-box ways to trace the steps of their ancestors, especially when they hit brick walls.  But what if you’ve finally found a handful of your once-elusive ancestors, yet still can’t seem to figure out…

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7 Strange Interests of Our Victorian Ancestors

 Your 19th Century Ancestors Were into Some Seriously Weird Stuff  Photo Credit: Wurzeltod via Compfight cc Back in the 19th century before modern technology took over the entertainment scene, our ancestors were forced to figure out how to alleviate their boredom. Sometimes, reading a book or story telling just didn’t cut it. In addition to their fondness for dressing their pets…

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7 Reasons Why You Can’t Find Your Ancestors Online

Avoid These Common Research Mistakes Photo Credit: TaylorB90 via Compfight cc Researching your family’s history has become increasingly easier thanks to the power of the internet. Whether you’ve opted to search online census records, library collections, or Flickr for old family photos, you’ve likely found some ancestors along the way. But what if you continue to painstakingly search online for…

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