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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Define your dash?

In the closing days of 2016, we begin to assess the past year and think ahead about our hopes for 2017.

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Tips for using Google

We’ve probably all used Google to do family history queries, with varying degrees of success. Turns out there’s a science to it.

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FamilySearch Webinars

FamilySearch sponsors a long list of free webinars on family history.

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Four free days of Findmypast access

To celebrate the release of 3 million new records, Findmypast today announced four free days of access to their entire Irish collection.

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First-hand tips about indexing

One of our loyal readers shared her experiences with transcribing/indexing for FamilySearch:

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FamilySearch indexing

“Everyone deserves to be remembered and you can help to make this possible,” says FamilySearch.

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Obituary source

While checking the FamilySearch blog for news about their indexing event (a big success – 116,475 participants indexed 10,447,887 records), I picked up an intriguing piece of advice.

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World’s largest indexing event

FamilySearch is soliciting volunteers to help with a 72-hour indexing event, “to save the world’s records by making them searchable to the public.”

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Surprises in the Familysearch catalog

Another blog I follow regularly is “Townland of Origin” written by AncestryProGenealogist Joe Buggy. His May 7th posting tips us off about valuable digitized records that may be hiding in plain sight in the Familysearch catalog.

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