Pandemics in History and Your Ancestors

With the worldwide concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, I thought we’d take some time to talk about outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics in history that affected our ancestors, and how to find the genealogical records that go with those disease outbreaks. Let’s take a closer look! Watch this episode…

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Citing Sources in Genealogy | Complex Citations Made Simple

We’ve talked before about how you can quickly master basic genealogy citations, and even more complex layered citations. But sometimes you work with a large packet of genealogy documents that is even more complicated than that! Join me in this video as we follow easy steps to create great source…

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Civil Marriage Records for Your Family History Research

We talked before about how many types of marriage records may have been created for our ancestors’ marriage. Today we will dive deep into marriage records created by the government and the clues they can offer for our family history. Watch this episode for all the details! Pin for Later!

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Go BEYOND the Marriage Record Index on FamilySearch

Because marriage records are one of the most sought after of all genealogy records, many have been indexed and show up as hints or suggestions for us on FamilySearch. But do you go beyond the marriage index to the actual record? Let’s talk about all the clues you can find…

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Maps Hold Clues for Your Family History Research

You probably look at a map often to find the nearest restaurant or shoe store. You might even look at historic maps to determine where your ancestor lived. But have you ever looked at a map for actual genealogy clues about your ancestor? Let’s see clues we can find on…

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Citing Sources in Genealogy | Basic Formula

Do you want to know how to how to cite sources in your genealogy? Today I am going to teach you the simple, basic formula that YOU can master quickly. Watch this episode for all the details! I bet you were so excited to be done with citing your sources…

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Rejected Civil War Pension Application File

If your ancestor served on the Union side of the Civil War, they may have applied to receive a pension for their service. Have you ordered your ancestor’s full Civil War Pension Application file? In this video, we will go over how to discover if your ancestor served in the…

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