RootsMagic brings Ancestry to desktop software

Over the past year, Ancestry and RootsMagic have been collaborating to develop Ancestry features in RootsMagic products. They’ve now announced the launch of “RootsMagic 7 with TreeShare for Ancestry.”

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Comparing the “Big Four”

Do you ever wonder which online genealogy service is best? The “Big Four” are Ancestry, FamilySearch, findmypast and MyHeritage.

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Query using exact date pays off

We’re still on holiday, now in the Algarve area of southern Portugal, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about genealogy research.

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1916 Easter Rising Court Martial Files

The Easter Rising was an armed insurrection in Dublin during Easter week, 1916, that changed the course of Irish history. Ancestry has released court martial records which make the incident and the Irish republican leaders come alive.

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Ancestry piles on with indexes & webinars

It was just a matter of time until Ancestry joined the party with their indexed versions of Catholic Parish Records.

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Deja vu all over again?

On the heels of Findmypast’s announcement that they will be launching indexed Irish Roman Catholic parish records, Ancestry has released a similar statement.

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FTM software to be retired

Unhappy was I when a message from Ancestry dropped into my mailbox yesterday. They have announced they will stop selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015.

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Cyber Monday deal

If you’re waiting for a special deal on DNA testing, here’s one to consider.

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An 1840 Ohio will

Last Saturday was fire-arms deer opener in Minnesota. If you follow this blog, you know my husband Bill is an avid hunter. That means he was in the woods and I was free of all domestic responsibilities for the weekend.

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Wills of Trump, Astor, Guggenheim & Melville

Have you checked out the new wills and probates on Ancestry.com? Newspaper reporters are!

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