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How To Start Researching Your African American Female Ancestors

How to start your genealogy research into your African American female ancestors. Researching female ancestors is challenging, but possible! Genealogy research comes with many challenges, especially with regard to researching certain subsets of our ancestors. Once such group is women. Researching our female ancestors can require even more effort when it comes to those who …

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Photographing Cemeteries: Telling the Story of Your Ancestors

Cemeteries tell stories of your ancestors you may be missing. Learn how photograph a cemetery to capture and preserve your family’s history. Welcome Diane Evans of PhotoFluent as our Guest Poster today!  Diane is a photographer extraordinaire sharing the best way to to capture photographs in the cemetery where you ancestors are buried. I’ve always …

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7 Steps for Using DNA to Find Birth Parents of Adoptees & Others with Unknown Parents

Trying to find birth parents? DNA and genetic genealogy along with good detective work and plain old fashioned genealogy research can yield results. I am thrilled to have Mary Eberle, JD of DNA Hunters  as a guest writer today! Welcome, Mary! Many adoptees and others looking with unknown parents use DNA in their searches. There …

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Seeking family connections? Learn how to find your ancestors by the trail they left in their records.

Seeking Connection: The Importance of Family History

Seeking connection through family history is the goal of genealogy researchers. Learn how to get started finding your ancestors. Family can mean different things to different people. For some, it means to be with people who understand and accept you unconditionally. For others, it is strictly those to whom they have a biological connection. Some …

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