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At DNA Testing Guides, our experts have been reviewing the best DNA tests on the market for years. Our team watched sales of genetic genealogy tests double to over 20 million people in 2017-2018. We’ve watched dozens of new companies enter to try to make a quick buck in the consumer DNA space. Unfortunately, a lot of these newer kits do not come from reputable companies, and the number of unsatisfied customers has grown as well. To combat this problem, we’ve consulted the best genetics experts and PhDs around to create an unbiased, informational review of all the DNA tests on the market. Each review contains background information on the DNA test, as well as an in-depth look into the product and its pros/cons. We’ve done the hard work…these are the best DNA tests in 2018.
Last Updated: 15 June 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
socialmediagenealogy.com Katherine R. Willson of Dexter, Michigan is an engaging & dynamic genealogy lecturer at local, regional and national conferences; an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001; the author of The Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan (published in 2018 by The In-Depth Genealogist), and a professional researcher for private clients. Her genealogy interests began as an 8-year-old Junior Girl Scout working towards a “My Heritage” badge, and her passion was fueled when, after college, both her mother’s and father’s relatives gave her binders containing generations’ worth of family information.
Last Updated: 2 September 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Elevenses with Lisa. Free Weekly Genealogy Webinar Show. Join Lisa Louise Cooke for Elevenses with Lisa, the online video series where we grab a cuppa with friends and learn about genealogy and family history. Join us for the live show and participate in the live Chat where you can talk to other genealogists about the show and ask Lisa questions.
Last Updated: 22 March 2021   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Sponsored by a "FOR PROFIT" online background checking company!! Genealogy is defined by Merriam-Webster as the study of family ancestral lines. Today people search for their ancestors in a variety of ways, including online, through documentation and records and via other forms of research. Tracing one's ancestry can be a way to uncover unknown family members for adopted people, reunite family members who have been separated, and find information to build a family tree. A website that finds living people may be a strange place for a beginner, but it does seem to be a good beginner's guide.
Last Updated: 20 January 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Note: the best way to absorb these lessons is to read them one at a time and follow the suggested links--not only will this help with "beginner's head spinning syndrome"-- it will allow you to absorb the material more fully. If you are an advanced beginner or intermediate you might find the terminology and background in Lesson 5 invaluable no matter which lessons are of interest. Also have a look at Lesson 11 which has a list of resources to help you including a new "Cheat Sheet File" category.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
Online genealogy records, where they exist, are usually scattered across several internet locations. If you do find a record, the website itself can be confusing at best. If you’re just starting out researching your family history, start at these 25 best genealogy websites for beginners. We’ve included icons so you can see at a glance whether access to core content is FREE or not ($) or some of each FREE/($), and what services are offered: H ?=how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Website: The Hub Post. Searching genealogy has become very common, with many people investing in different methods. People have different reasons for wanting to find out who their ancestors are; sometimes it’s just curiosity while other times there is a medical necessity. Whatever your reason may be, you need to be sure you know how to approach the process.
Last Updated: 20 January 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Registered guest accounts provide access to the free features of Ancestry. You need only a registered guest account to activate a DNA test. Create one for free or see our subscription options page for details about available memberships.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
The Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc. was formed in 1969 in Orlando with thirty-two Charter members. Until 1993, we were known as the Central Florida Genealogical & Historical Society. The definition of Central Florida varies; however, it includes the following counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia Counties.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Legacy Family Tree 9 is a FamilySearch-certified genealogy software program that can integrate with online databases and genealogy services. Its outdated interface is reminiscent of Microsoft Word 2004, but it’s very easy to navigate and efficient for data entry, making it ideal for genealogists who spend hours at a time indexing. While its charts are average at best, its charting capabilities are comprehensive, and it offers some charting options other programs don’t. When you consider its ability to achieve perfect GEDCOM accuracy without the high cost of the best genealogy software, it’s clear why Legacy Family Tree is the value pick.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
Lessons and information on Ancestry Trees, searching ancestry data bases, search tips, DNA, and more
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Family Historian 6 is the latest version of the powerful, award-winning genealogy program with comprehensive features designed to meet the needs of the beginner and expert alike. See What's New in Version 6 for the latest new features and enhancements. To learn more about Family Historian 6, take The Tour, see the Feature List or view Reviews & Awards. For purchase options, please visit the Store.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
The Genealogy Center is a remarkable family history destination and continues to build on its tradition of excellence in serving genealogists, historians and other interested hobbyists and scholars. An experienced staff provides services to a full range of patrons, from children to senior citizens and from beginners to experienced researchers. To support these efforts, the Center has gathered an extensive collection of 350,000 printed volumes and more than 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. These resources grow daily through library purchases and donations from appreciative genealogists and historians.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
When you attach a record directly from Ancestry into your online family tree, the source citation is created for you. But, what about those records that you upload yourself? Join Crista Cowan as she reviews the basics of crafting a genealogy source citation in your online tree or in Family Tree
Last Updated: 1 July 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
Sponsored by Consumersadvocate.org, a research organization. Direct-to-consumer DNA testing can offer a starting point for customers interested in researching their family history or gaining some insight into their genetic makeup. At the same time, during our research, it quickly became evident that many companies employ marketing tools and hyperbolic language that could lead to confusion or misunderstanding of what genomic research can and cannot tell us. We will attempt to illuminate some of these areas of confusion, while also providing objective reviews of our top picks ahead.
Last Updated: 30 April 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Building your family tree is easy when you have all the right tools! Family Tree Heritage brings you powerful yet easy-to-use features to help you tell your family story. Searching for ancestors and creating your tree is just clicks away! Find records and important documents by searching the world's largest genealogy database.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
KINSEEKERS was formed in 1978 by a small group dedicated to genealogy. That dedication continues today. We are located in Leesburg, Florida We are genealogy adventurers, family history hunters, determined archive searchers. We present free education programs and provide opportunities to discuss genealogical findings, challenges, and best practices. Whether a beginner, hobbyist, or seasoned researcher, check us out and see what we have to offer.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Dick Eastman has been writing this genealogy newsletter for 22 years. He has been involved in genealogy for more than 35 years. He has worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. By the early 1970s, Dick was already using a mainframe computer to enter his family data on punch cards. He built his first home computer in 1980.
Last Updated: 6 November 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
This is a long list of places to go to find beginners help.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Roberta Estes has been a professional scientist and business owner for 25+ years, (BS Computer Science, MBA, graduate work in Geographic Information Systems), as well as an obsessed genealogist since 1978. I post lots of free papers to my website at www.dnaexplain.com under the Publications tab, but I’ve often felt the need to be able to talk to and with people who have questions. I learned long ago that if one person has a question about something, many others probably have that same question. Blogging is an interactive, personal way to communicate. Genetic genealogy is a world full of promise, but it changes rapidly and can be confusing. People need to understand how to use the numerous tools available to us to unravel our ancestral history.
Last Updated: 20 June 2018   [Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
Welcome! I am a professional genealogist specializing in Irish research along with U.S. research, methodology and technology including Macs, iPhones and iPads. I provide research, consultations and training and can be reached through the Contact Form. This site contains information about my lectures, a blog, and information on my personal research.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
This 18 minute video will help you navigate Findmypast.com and become familiar with all the great collections available there.
Last Updated: 1 July 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
This is a community of enthusiastic people in an atmosphere of support, assistance and guidance to anyone with roots in Marion County or a desire to find and share their own family history. Our monthly meetings are an opportunity to share in each other's triumphs and help break down our brick walls, as well as learn of resources and tricks from inspiring visiting speakers. We look forward to meeting you!
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Genealogy Explained is an educational site designed to help weekend-warrior genealogists learn how to climb their family trees. Not sure where to start? Genealogy Explained is divided into different sections based on how most weekend warrior genealogists should progress in this hobby: Basics, Research Techniques, Managing a Family Tree, and DNA Testing. If you are new to the hobby, start with the basics and go from there. Marc McDermott (it's his website) recommends his Genealogical Proof Standard link found in the basics menu item, but I like the entire website, so enjoy. You should consider signing up for his newletter.
Last Updated: 9 April 2019   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
thoughtco.com / ancestry.com / afrigeneas / atlas of historical county boundaries / billiongraves.com / chronicling america / familysearch.org / familytreemagazine.com / findagrave.com / US GenWeb Project
Last Updated: 1 July 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
The primary purpose of the Brevard Genealogical Society is education of our membership and the public through training courses, workshops, and seminars on methods and standards of genealogical and historical research. We try to stimulate interest in, and encourage the recording of family history, especially among young people. We encourage the collection of genealogical and historical books and other materials by the Society, through donation and purchase, so they may be properly cataloged, cared for, and made available for all to use.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Sponsored by 3 "FOR PROFIT" online background checking companies. Tracing genealogy records has become a hobby for some people while for others it is an obsession. Those who have been adopted or find themselves a victim of the “system,” may have the need to find out who their parents are. This could be out of curiosity, but in many cases, it is the need to secure medical information. It can be a difficult chore if you have no idea how or where to begin your search. The Internet has made this task easier, especially with sites such as Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com, but they don’t always provide everything necessary to locate a person’s ancestors. Consider the following sources of information as you begin working on your genealogy.
Last Updated: 20 January 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Genealogy research may now be among America’s favorite hobbies, but it certainly is not the least frustrating. Stamp and coin collecting may start to look more attractive after you spend a few days combing through Ancestry Library Edition and can’t find any new records to help add details to your family tree. But don’t despair for too long, the following tips and tricks may help you get past the dreaded brick wall in genealogy research.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
New to family history? Join Crista Cowan for a look at simple steps for starting your family tree. She'll also highlight what to enter, how to enter it, and what to do next.
Last Updated: 22 May 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
You took an AncestryDNA test. You waited the 6-8 weeks for your results. Now they are in. But, what does it all mean? Join Crista Cowan as she walks you through a detailed explanation of your AncestryDNA results - what does it all mean and what to do next.
Last Updated: 22 May 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
You took an AncestryDNA test. You waited the 6-8 weeks for your results. Now they are in. But, what does it all mean? Join Crista Cowan as she walks you through a detailed explanation of your AncestryDNA results - what does it all mean and what to do next.
Last Updated: 22 May 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
The mission of Florida Genealogical Society is to foster and encourage the research, publication and preservation of family histories, genealogical records and historical materials for future generations. The Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) continues to assist its members and the residents of the Tampa Bay area in modern and traditional methods of research, to provide educational activities related to genealogy and family history, to promote interest and study in ancestral history, geography, and social customs. Founded on 28 Jan 1958, the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) is the oldest genealogical society in the state of Florida.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Sponsored by a "FOR PROFIT" website in the UK (OK, not an issue here in the USA)!! My name is Claire and I created this introductory guide in the hope that more people will follow suit and begin a journey into their past. My reasons for exploring my family tree were very personal but I’ve found the whole experience to be very rewarding. I found myself taking time out from holidays to visit local archives and registrars and even went on a genealogy road trip with my husband.
Last Updated: 20 January 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
The Indian River Genealogical Society, Inc. had its beginnings when the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century met and discussed forming a genealogy society to help their members and increase membership. On 6 April 1983, the first meeting and founding members met---Louise Auten, George Wilson, Freda Hoppe, Carolyn Scagnetti, Ruth McConathy, Edward Hungerford, Martha Dodd, Burton Holt and Mabel Lutz. The original meeting place was the social hall of the Roseland United Methodist Church. Since 1991 when the new library was built, the Society has met in the large meeting room at the Indian River County Main Library.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
OUR MISSION: DNA testing can be confusing; we’ve relied on experts and doctors to administer and decipher these kind of tests since their invention. Now, anyone with some money and a saliva sample can explore the vast world of genetics, ancestry and personalized health from the comfort of their own home. Access is only the first hurdle to pass when it comes to genetic testing at home; a good coach or guide is the best way to get the most out of your DNA test.
Last Updated: 27 January 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Olive Tree Genealogy: Are you new to Genealogy? Are you lost and bewildered by the Genealogy websites you're finding online? This Newbie Guide will try to help you make sense of it all, and get you started on your journey to finding your ancestors.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Welcome to the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society. The society was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1981 by individuals interested in promoting the research and study of family history. Our current membership range from beginner to advanced researchers and also includes a professional genealogist.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
I'm Janine Adams, a professional organizer and a genealogy enthusiast. I love doing family history research, but I find it's very easy for me to get overwhelmed and not know where to turn next. So I'm working hard to stay organized and feel in control as I grow my family tree. In this blog, I share my discoveries and explorations, along with my organizing challenges (and solutions). I hope by sharing what I learn along the way I'll be able to help you stay focused and have fun while you do your research, too.
Last Updated: 18 June 2018   [Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
EasyNetSites is a web-based application designed to provide needed tools for today’s genealogical, family, and historical societies and organizations. If you can work with a word processor and fill out web forms, you can build a powerful and attractive site.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
There are so many genealogy websites out there right now, but, knowing which ones to use to get started can be confusing. Here is a list of the top ten best genealogy websites for beginners to get you started in the right direction. With these websites, you can get the information you need to put more branches on your family tree, increase your skills and go deeper with your genealogy research.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Genealogy is a captivating hobby that not only brings the past alive, but also informs you of your place in the present: how did you come to exist? You may be surprised to discover the influence that your ancestors have had on your life in the present day. And you may even learn a cool family story or two about Great-Aunt Irma’s life aboard a pirate ship or Cousin Christopher’s job in the White House. This guide will help you get started with your research.
Last Updated: 30 August 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
In this excerpt from Lisa Louise Cooke's video class "5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps" you will discover fabulous street maps generated by the Sanborn Fire Company, how to incorporate them into Google Earth, and where to find them.
Last Updated: 22 May 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
Do you want to know what the boundaries of a county where your gg grandfather lived in 1820 in Ohio. This is the resources that will show you a county map for a specific date.
Last Updated: 19 April 2019   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Addison recommended this Website. Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Hudson River, Ellis Island was the perfect place to stop and process boats entering the United States; Thus Ellis Island opened as a federal immigration station in 1892. All immigrants would wait in long medical and legal inspection lines. If they passed inspections, they were allowed to come into the United States; if they didn’t pass, they were put on the next ship out. Many families were split up due to medical issues that prevented individual family members from entering.
Last Updated: 14 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
I have been doing genealogical research as a hobby for over 36 years. Along the way I have acquired a lot of knowledge about do and don'ts, usually the hard way. In this page I will attempt to pass along to the beginner some tips and tricks I have learned along the way via hands-on learning, reading, seminars, etc., such that some of you newcomers will not have to make the same mistakes I did.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Sponsored by a "FOR PROFIT" online company (Homeadvisors)!! If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, you might wonder about its history. What were the circumstances surrounding its construction? Who lived there before you moved in? You might even wonder about the evolution of the home’s structure as it has undergone home improvement, or you might have a morbid curiosity about whether or not your home has a sordid past. With the help of online resources and public records, much can be learned about the history of any property.
Last Updated: 12 February 2020   [Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
Family History Daily will help you find your ancestors with genealogy research guides, news, tips and tricks, inspiration and free resources. This website has numerous categories of Genealogy Tutorials & Guides and even a series of on-line Genealogy courses.
Last Updated: 18 June 2018   [Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images.
Last Updated: 16 September 2019   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
For centuries, genealogists have kept track of their research on paper.You could still do that today, but if you're not using genealogy software, you're really missing out. Modern genealogy software has tons of useful features for everyone, from the rank amateur just starting out to the seasoned professional. But with so many choices of software out there, which one is the best for you? Read on, and we'll give you our top five picks. (1) Family Tree Maker 2017, (2) Legacy 9, (3) Family Historian 6, (4) RootsMagic 7, (5) Family Tree Heritage 9
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]