Category: Genealogy

Genealogy studies humanity and how we’re all related. Genealogy studies our history so we can understand and move forward together.

  • When Should I Hire a Genealogist? What You Need to Know Now

    When Should I Hire a Genealogist? What You Need to Know Now

    As you’re doing your own family history, it’s easy to get stuck. When you get stuck it’s normal to wonder if you need to hire a professional. But when do you actually need to hire a genealogist? Hire a genealogist when the need for genealogy answers outweighs the ability or availability to do things yourself […]

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  • Genealogy in the Bible: What it is and Where to Find it

    Genealogy in the Bible: What it is and Where to Find it

    When reading the Bible, there are an awful lot of names mentioned. Some of them are mentioned in passing while others are listed in a genealogical frenzy. So what is Biblical genealogy – and where can you find it? Genealogy in the Bible is listed to show relation, inheritance, priesthood power, and that God is […]

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  • The Best Genealogy Software by Price and Usability

    The Best Genealogy Software by Price and Usability

    When you first start out with genealogy, you’re going to need a place to store all of your information. But what is the best way to do that? What is the best genealogy software – by price and usability? Some of the best genealogy software is made by FamilySearch, Ancestry, and MyHeritage, though there are […]

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  • Genealogy Centers to Know About: Free, Low-Cost, and Nearby

    Genealogy Centers to Know About: Free, Low-Cost, and Nearby

    When you’re doing genealogy, sometimes you just get stuck or need some help. That’s when having an online or local genealogy center might come in handy. But where do you find free (or low-cost) genealogy centers when you need them? Genealogy centers can be online hubs or physical library locations. Libraries can be locally-run entities […]

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  • Are there Free Genealogy Websites? 12 Free Sites to Bookmark

    Are there Free Genealogy Websites? 12 Free Sites to Bookmark

    When I was first getting into genealogy, it was mostly out of a sense of obligation (I was still learning to love it). So I didn’t want to pay for access to good resources. Which made me wonder – are there good, free genealogy websites? There are loads of free genealogy websites. These free resources […]

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  • The Best Genealogy Podcasts to Enjoy and Where to Find Them

    The Best Genealogy Podcasts to Enjoy and Where to Find Them

    When you’re trying to learn about any topic, including genealogy, sometimes it’s easiest to immerse yourself in the topic. So what are the best genealogy podcasts – and where can you find them? The best genealogy podcast, of the dozens available, is whichever one helps you with your specific questions, and needs, and inspires you […]

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  • What is a Pedigree Chart in Genealogy? 13 Things to Know

    What is a Pedigree Chart in Genealogy? 13 Things to Know

    There are an awful lot of new terms when doing genealogy to learn. And one of those new vocabulary words is a pedigree chart. But what is a pedigree chart in genealogy? And what do I need to know about it right now? A pedigree chart in genealogy is a diagram used to visualize the […]

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  • How Do I Start Doing Genealogy? A Beginner’s Guide

    How Do I Start Doing Genealogy? A Beginner’s Guide

    When you’re first starting out, genealogy is such a big topic that it’s really easy to feel overwhelmed. We remember feeling that way at first, too! So how do you start doing genealogy – without getting so overwhelmed you want to quit? To start doing genealogy: Identify a single question or a research goal. Write […]

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  • Why Do People Study Genealogy? A Complete Guide

    Why Do People Study Genealogy? A Complete Guide

    I know why I study genealogy – and Breanne knows why she does. But we’ve definitely wondered why other people study it, too. So why do people study genealogy? What are all of the possible reasons? People study genealogy for any and all reasons, including education, entertainment, knowledge, understanding, therapy, religious beliefs, unknown reasons, and […]

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  • Who Buys Genealogy Books – and Where to Find Them

    Who Buys Genealogy Books – and Where to Find Them

    While doing genealogy research online, sometimes I’ll still hit a brick wall – because as fun as online research is, genealogy is still a study based on archives and books. So, who buys genealogy books (references and/or published history books) – and where do we find them? Genealogy books are used and purchased by genealogists […]

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