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Download StoryPress app free through the holidays - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Just in time for the holidays, you can download the StoryPress app free from iTunes. With StoryPress, you can preserve the spoken stories of loved ones and cr

Places to learn about your ancestor's occupation - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Are you looking to learn more about your ancestor's occupation? In addition to census records, other record types exist that may help shed some light on what yo

The quest for documentation is determined by location - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Beginning the search to identify and document your ancestors can be frustrating if you do know know where to look for records. Many family historians want to e

Connect to a Blog Talk Radio community - National Social Networking | Examiner.com

Engaging with an audience through voice is a higher form of community building than the written word. Blog Talk Radio (BTR) internet shows provide a chance for

Finding living family using Facebook - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Have you run out of ways to discover more extended family? With 800 million active Facebook users, you just might find a connection. The question is, however,

Part 4: How to successfully conduct a genealogy interview - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of preparing to interview your relative or ancestor? Up to this point, this series about how to start your family history has

Part 4: How to successfully conduct a genealogy interview - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of preparing to interview your relative or ancestor? Up to this point, this series about how to start your family history has

How do I research an ancestor if all I have is a name? - National genealogy | Examiner.com

So you have researched out to a grandparent and you want to learn more, right? It really is frustrating if all you have to go on is an ancestor’s name. That i

Why should I search the census every ten years? - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Are you having a challenge with researching one of your ancestors? Have you widened your search to include siblings and children? Sometimes this can lead you

How do I find my ancestor's parents? - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Are you stuck and in search of a few clues for locating the parents of your ancestor? The list below will help point you in the right direction. Records vary

Part 2: Why should I search the census every ten years? - National genealogy | Examiner.com

The first article in this series concluded with explaining age discrepancies on the census. This article will continue proving the case for an extensive search

How to find the living - National genealogy | Examiner.com

It is quite challenging to trace your family history if you do not know anyone who can provide clues to help you. If you have already asked the family members

Steps to locating extended family - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Researching your ancestors might make you so much more curious about them, and many times the things you would really like to know cannot be found among the doc

What you might find in the cemetery - National genealogy | Examiner.com

So what are some other things that you may learn in the cemetery besides what was discussed in What can you discover at the cemetery? Well sometimes you may fin

What can you discover at the cemetery? - National genealogy | Examiner.com

If you have never walked a cemetery, you may be wondering why genealogists place so much emphasis on it. Those who have had experience firsthand in researching

Finding living family using Facebook - National genealogy | Examiner.com

Have you run out of ways to discover more extended family? With 800 million active Facebook users, you just might find a connection. The question is, however,

Recognizing and overcoming inconsistencies in genealogy research

It is a good practice to refrain from drawing conclusions about your genealogical findings until you have exhausted every possible every avenue of research. See "How to conduct a "reasonably exhaustive search" for relevant records," by Michael Hait. The records that you turn up that are not consistent with your current findings or theories help you to know you are being successful.

Learn more about blind or otherwise classified ancestors in 1880

How can you determine if your ancestor may be found on the 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes? Look for your ancestor on the 1880 Census. If items 15 through 20 have entries, then it is quite possible they may have been included, and you may learn more about them.