Category Archives: Genealogy

Findmypast to digitize Guernsey’s birth, marriage, death, and German Occupation records

Insights into births, deaths, marriages, and other family events in Guernsey’s history arebeing digitized by Findmypast, following the signing of a contract between a group ofGuernsey organizations and the UK-based genealogy company. The substantial project will see millions of Greffe … Continue reading

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A Canadian hockey great included in Geneastar’s new family trees

In January, Geneastar added about 50 new family trees of famous people, including Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal and Charlene Tilton from the 1980s TV show Dallas. The descriptor, famous, is perhaps subjective. I struggled to recognize many of the names. … Continue reading

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MyHeritage release two groundbreaking features that transform genealogy using Artificial Intelligence

MyHeritage announced yesterday the release of two groundbreaking features that mark the next frontier in family history research: AI Record Finder™ and AI Biographer™. According to MyHeritage, AI Record Finder™ revolutionizes genealogy like ChatGPT revolutionized searching the internet. It is … Continue reading

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MyHeritage launches its research Wiki

MyHeritage yesterday announced the launch of the MyHeritage Wiki, a community-led online encyclopedia for genealogy and DNA. The new Wiki is hosted on MyHeritage, but its scope is broad and goes far beyond the specifics of the MyHeritage service. The … Continue reading

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This idea will put your family reunion in shipshape

Looking for ideas for a family reunion? Consider one that was set up earlier this month to help relatives understand a wee bit about the voyage their ancestors experienced when crossing the pond. At a gathering of 60 relatives in … Continue reading

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Microfilm request change at FamilySearch

FamilySearch announced a few days ago a major change to requesting microfilms in their library. Here’s what they had to say: “Due to the rapidly diminishing supply of microfilm, the ability to request copies of microfilms from the Granite Mountain … Continue reading

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FamilySearch’s top 30 country record collection expansions in 2022

FamilySearch last year added more than 420 million indexed records to 30 free online country collections. Millions more were added to more than 100 new collections in other countries. The United States is in the number one spot with more … Continue reading

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Ancestry hires ad agency to encourage storytelling among families

Ancestry has hired advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy from Portland, Oregon to help make Ancestry a more social and interactive experience, encouraging family members to collaborate, rather than users approaching Ancestry as a solo endeavor to research family history. Ancestry Vice-President of … Continue reading

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Cyndi’s List — How to pass on your genealogy research after you’re gone

Have you thought about what your family will do with all your “genealogy stuff” when you’re gone? To help you better organize your research and photos for your heirs, Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List has created a section, called Preservation … Continue reading

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Ancestry has a family history game that may pique your family’s interest in their ancestors

Looking for a fun way to share family history stories with relatives at your next get-together? Ancestry this week released a video on YouTube of Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams playing a game, called 2 Lies and a Leaf, that … Continue reading

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