Who Studies Genealogy – and Why They Do

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The more time I spend doing genealogy, the more I wonder who else is studying genealogy. Then I can’t help but wonder why others study genealogy. So who studies genealogy – and why are we doing it? People who study genealogy (called genealogists) come from all ages, backgrounds, and areas. While genealogists used to be … Read more

Which Genealogy Site is Best and Why

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With so many websites out there, it can be confusing wondering where to plant your metaphorical family tree. So I asked Breanne which genealogy site is best – and why. Her answer was a very solid, “It depends.” The best genealogy site depends on your research needs and budget. FamilySearch.org is the best free option. … Read more

Conservation Defined for Genealogy and Family History

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Accidents happen – especially when you have small children. So with that in mind, I began to wonder what would have to be done if an heirloom or another important piece of history were damaged. So I looked up conservation and talked about it with Breanne. Conservation means preserving historical family artifacts and cultural heritage … Read more

What is Preservation for Genealogy and Family History?

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As I’ve gotten more into genealogy and family history, one term keeps popping up: preservation. What is it – and how does it relate to genealogy? I messaged my genealogist pal and amazing friend Breanne – and she helped me look into it. Preservation, for genealogical and family history materials, means actively protecting items from … Read more