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3 Android Genealogy Apps

In the process of fiddling with my new Android phone, I’ve been testing out several genealogy apps. Today I’d like to share a few of my favorites. Ancestry — This app from Ancestry.com really isn’t that robust. It’s less about being able to do research on the road (I’d just use the full site for that), and more about carrying your Ancestry family tree with you to share with others. I find...

5 Genealogy Books About Online Family History Rese...

Are you new to online genealogy research? If so, you might want to get your hands on a copy of one of the following genealogy books. Each of them focuses on how you can find online family history resources such as government databases and online family trees. Discover Your Family History Online — by Nancy Hendrickson Genealogy Online for Dummies — by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm DNA and Social...

Genealogy Software Upgrades: Should You Do It?

With the holidays fast-approaching, we’re bound to see ads for next year’s genealogy software popping up (if they’re not already). But do you really need to upgrade? I’m a relatively tech-savvy individual. But that doesn’t mean I run out to buy the latest (greatest?) genealogy software every time it’s released. And I have a few reasons for that: Most updates don’t contain enough new...

My Genealogy Software is Driving me Crazy

I used to keep all of my genealogy records by hand. But when the tree grew out of control a few years ago, I ported things over to genealogy software. When that system became dated, I moved to a new software package tied to a site where I conduct a lot of my initial research on new branches in my family tree. But lately that software is proving to be more trouble than it’s worth. Here’s what happened. The...