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Could your children's early years be the key to getting them interested in their family history?
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About a little over a month ago, I had written a blog post about getting tested through AncestryDNA. I have been evaluating getting the test for years, but the price was always out of my spending range. When it got into the $...
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Heather Collins
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Check out my new video on record analysis. What do those weird letters and numbers mean? Have you ever looked at a record and been totally stuck? Tell us how you worked through it in comments :)
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Caitlin Gow
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My latest video! PREPARING FOR FGS & ROOTSTECH 2015: http://youtu.be/noEGeBLiRm8
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Last year the expo hall had "backblaze" sponsor a mini-session area where speakers would talk for 10 minutes on a variety of topics. They even had a time where anybody could sign up to speak on a topic. Great place to hang out while you eat!

I'll only be tuning into the web sessions but I'm excited for you! Have a great time!
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Heather Collins
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Hey all,
Recently I made a tutorial on Source Citations. If you haven't seen it yet, definitely check it out.

I really enjoyed doing the how-to tutorial, and I'd like to do more. What kinds of how-to topics would you all like to see? What questions can I answer that would help you in your research? Let me know!

Cheers,
Heather
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Caitlin Gow
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I'm going to do a Genealogy Q&A Video! If you have ANY questions about my adventures in genealogy, leave them in a comment on this post! Okay, GO! #genealogy   #AskCaitieGenealogy  
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A few months late but I would like to know -When did you first become interested in your family history and why?
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Heather Collins
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Need ideas on how to get the younger generations interested in family history? Our expert genealogists Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Juliana Smith, Crista Cowan and Amy Johnson Crow share stories on how they've engaged the children in their families with genealogy in our newest "Between the Leaves" episode http://ancstry.me/1od9ZiX
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Heather Collins
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A New Look is Coming for the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Here is some exciting news about the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Our Research Wiki site will receive a major upgrade later this year (2014). This future upgrade will provide some welcome improvements. For example, there will be more space on the web page to view enriched text and images.  There will also be increased editing capabilities for contributors and several other useful changes.

To accommodate this new look and to provide improved readability, the layout of many current wiki pages will go through some format changes.  FamilySearch and the Wiki Community are already working on new ways to restructure and display Research Wiki information that will make articles easier to read and use.

You can view some of the possible changes and give feedback by visiting the Testing: Wiki Usability wiki page. More page revisions and ideas will be posted in the coming months. Whether you are brand new to the research wiki or a seasoned user and contributor, come check out some of the new designs and let us know what you think.  We’d love to hear from you.

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is an online resource that links users to genealogy records and indexes, both online and at archives, for over 244 countries around the world. This collection of 79,000 wiki articles has been created by volunteers and experts in the genealogical community who have shared their knowledge and expertise to help you find your ancestors. Come check out our FamilySearch Research Wiki and see what you can learn. We think you will like what you see.

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Here is some exciting news about the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Our Research Wiki site will receive a major upgrade later this year (2014). This future upgrade will provide some welcome improvemen...
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Heather Collins
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The key to determining relationships is count the Gs to the common ancestor. Share a grandparent? One G, so you're first cousins. Share a great-grandparent? 2 Gs, you're second cousins. If it's your great-grandparent but your cousin's grandparent, go with the person closest to the common ancestor, and since you're one generation different, you're first cousins, once removed.
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Caitlin Gow
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I was interviewed for GeneaBloggers weekly series 'May I Introduce to You.' It was lots of fun. #genealogy   #geneabloggers  
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Loved this!! 
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Heather Collins
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Check out these new tools I use to find my ancestors on the US Census. Bonus: a website that decodes jargon on the 910-1940 US census
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Jeff VoVillia

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I created a scrapbook style website to show off my genealogy. Let me know what you think!
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Thanks, Jeff!! I really like this style of a blog.  Keep up the great work!!
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Heather Collins
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Awesome Finds, Big Ships, and the Great War
Lester Edgar Ince Sr is one of those ancestors I have on the back burner. I've had him there for some time, but it always amazes me the way breakthroughs can still happen in ways you didn't expect. HMS Ariadne, provided by Wikimedia Commons According to the...
Lester Edgar Ince Sr is one of those ancestors I have on the back burner. I've had him there for some time, but it always amazes me the way breakthroughs can still happen in ways you didn't expect. HMS Ariadne, provided by...
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Caitlin Gow
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My latest post at Young & Savvy Genealogists is about preparing for my first Rootstech & FGS Conference! #genealogy  
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Heather Collins
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5 Simple Tips to Digitize and Organize Old Photos http://buff.ly/1qItRx6 via Mashable #genealogy
Try these simple tips and apps to help digitize, organize, store and get creative with your old photos.
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Heather Collins
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Ahnentafel Roulette
It's time for another round of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, well Sunday morning for me! This week's challenge from Randy at Genea-Musings is Ahnentafel Roulette. Here's the challenge: 1. What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number...
It's time for another round of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, well Sunday morning for me! This week's challenge from Randy at Genea-Musings is Ahnentafel Roulette. Here's the challenge: 1. What year was one of your great-gra...
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Heather Collins
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The Ancestry experts have compiled a list of research guides for a variety of topics including censuses, #AncestryDNA, State Research Guides, and more!

All of these free guides are yours for the taking in the Ancestry Learning Center: http://ancstry.me/1rMJUrO
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Heather Collins
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Not every ancestor has a birth record. Today, Crista Cowan shows some alternate places to find that information. Join the Barefoot Genealogist LIVE today at 1:00pm eastern / 10:00am pacific: http://ancstry.me/1qykHTT
We all know the importance of finding documentation about the facts we put into our family tree. But, what happens when you can't find the records you need? Join Crista Cowan for a look at alternative places to find birth information. This event happens on July 22nd @ 1 pm EDT (10:00 am PDT).
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Heather Collins
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Workday Wednesday: The Disappearance of Alfred Michaels
Finding Alfred Michaels has been for me an exercise in chasing shadows. Every time I think I've got what I need to figure out how he disappeared, he disappears again. I recently discovered Alfred on eighty U.S. passenger lists coming in and out of Boston fr... #genealogy  
Finding Alfred Michaels has been for me an exercise in chasing shadows. Every time I think I've got what I need to figure out how he disappeared, he disappears again. I recently discovered Alfred on eighty U.S. passenger list...
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