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Posts about search strategies, including how to limit or expand searches, and specific tips for searching genealogy sites and Google.

12 May 2017

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall

By |12 May 2017|Church Records, German Genealogy, Search Strategies, Unusual Records|16 Comments

Ancestry shaking leaf vs. genealogy brick wall. Which is mightier? As it turns out, the Ancestry shaking leaf is mightier than my brick wall. My ten-year-old Austrian brick wall fell and a leafy branch sprouts in its place on my tree.* You may want to get a snack – [...]

25 Oct 2016

National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016

By |25 Oct 2016|Genealogy, Search Strategies|1 Comment

Tomorrow and Thursday the National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016 is available on YouTube. This free two-day online fair offers viewers the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page [...]