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Update 2-24-2017 Could Frank Hamilton and Gilbert Hamilton be the same person? Frank Hamilton Facts Gilbert Hamilton Facts Birth: Nov 16, 1852, Greater London, […]

The Mystery of Frank Hamilton


The 2017 United States list This is a great resource once you feel you have exhausted the big online directories and need a few […]

Genealogy Research by U.S. State


Marketing for the Genealogist Your biggest asset as a marketer is your website, so the information below should be specifically applied to your website. Be […]

Marketing for the Genealogist



Going over your Genealogy Again. Once an ancestor has been researched, it can be difficult to know how often should we go back and […]

Ancestors: Researching Again



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Attracting clients’ is the first and most important job in becoming a professional genealogist. There are a number of ways that genealogists can market their services. […]

Get listed in the Genealogists Directory




I wanted to share an article that was recently published on America’s Footprints blog. Please click the link below to read the article written by […]

Storytelling and Memories


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I am most interested in seeing changes that allow genealogists to make money by offering their research skills and expertise.   While browsing genealogy […]

Selling & Marketing Genealogy Services




Review: 35mm Film to Digital Conversion Do you have piles of these vintage slides stored in a box? Here is a great solution to having […]

Convert your old slides to Digital




Research Recap An effective search strategy for people living after 1940. It could be used to find long lost relatives or finding those elusive obituaries. In Google, […]

Genealogy Search Tips for Adoption!


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I have been fortunate to have hundreds of photographs of my ancestors prior to 1915. Some of them labeled, some not. On one line […]

Finding Elizabeth Pugh


In 2007, my dad decided to get a DNA test done to possibly assist with his genealogy research and to find out the source […]

My father’s DNA Test



Interviewing relatives is a key task in starting genealogy. I recommend interviewing as many people as possible because everyone has a different perspective on memories […]

Interview your People


  To get started finding genealogy on Facebook, please read the article below by guest contributor, Eric Orheim. Thanks, Eric!    Facebook can be […]

Secrets to your past on Facebook


Sometimes, it’s hard to know ‘how to’ begin with searching online when we are talking about the vast resource at our fingertips: the internet. […]

Step by step Online Genealogy Research



Best Free Online Genealogy Website Databases This list is for the best sites you can find for actually searching for ancestors and primary documents. […]

Top 10 Free Genealogy Databases



Most people are quite particular about spelling these days (I won’t mention the new millennials and their texting dialogue, but I digress). There is a […]

Willy-nilly Surname Spelling



Searching for our Roots
Where to begin… To get started searching your ancestry, there are a few pieces of information that can help you get started. The first […]

Basic facts to get started


When it comes to genealogy research, there are so many ways to love your local library. Don’t overlook this fantastic resource because there is […]

Genealogy Resources at the library 


You don’t know Google: PART 2 Examine the information before clicking on the blue link. Line 1: Blue text. This is the title of […]

You don’t know Google: Part 2



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Most people on the internet know how to conduct a Google search. Google is that giant search engine that searches the entire content of […]

You don’t know Google!


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If you are new to researching genealogy online, as I am sure you have discovered there are very different methods for gathering information than […]

First Steps in Online Research


The first step in organizing your genealogy documentation is to decide whether you will be documenting with paper or using a computer, software, or […]

Paper or Digital?