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I was recently reminded of a simple yet effective tip for bringing down brick walls. Yesterday one of my DNA matches contacted me suggesting that we might be connected through the Bair family. That got my attention because the Bairs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Legacy News
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Need a time-saver for chasing distant relatives? Here's a social media tool that making tracking folks down a little quicker! This week on Webinar Wednesday, Lisa Louise Cooke presented "Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye - 9 Strategies for Finding... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Legacy News
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As genealogists we know a lot about our ancestors. But what do we really know about where they lived? Nowadays, thanks to technology, we are positioned to not only learn about where they lived but to actually walk in their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Legacy News
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The recent release of seven Ohio webinars on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars site has me taking another look at my Ohio roots. I have four generations of Ohio relatives starting with the arrival of David Silver in the early... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Legacy News
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Do you have Ohio ancestors? Not sure where to look for land records or whether your ancestor received a bounty land grant? Need help researching wills and estates or other types of court records? Family Tree Webinars is pleased to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Legacy News
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This past weekend I attended a family reunion. The funny thing is - we don't call it a family reunion. We might call it a family gathering. In essence, though, for me it absolutely is a family reunion. The ever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Legacy News
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Do you remember in the old days when we had to ask for help about an ancestor by submitting a written query to a publication like Everton's Genealogical Helper? The other direct way was to write to people who had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Legacy News
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Genealogists love cemeteries! Cemeteries can be critical for finding information related to the births and deaths of our ancestors. When there is a lack of records sometimes the only information we have will be on a gravestone. In this article... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Legacy News
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You don't have to be tied to your computer to watch a legacy webinar! You can easily watch LIVE on the go if you have a smart phone or tablet. You'll need to go to FamilyTreeWebinars.com first and register for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Legacy News
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One of the greatest educational treasures in genealogy is the Legacy Family Tree webinars series which broadcast live nearly every Wednesday of the year. As a free resource, they provide some of the best ongoing genealogy education available right from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Legacy News
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By Marian Pierre-Louis In my recent post "A New Twist on an Old Trick" I discussed creating a chart to track one moment in time to help with genealogy research and brick walls. The example I used didn't break down... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Legacy News
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By Marian Pierre-Louis In my Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners webinar I talked a lot about reviewing your genealogy data in new visual formats such as charts and lists. I also talked about the more commonly used timeline which... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Legacy News
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By Marian Pierre-Louis Genealogists like a good challenge. Brick walls are the ultimate challenge. We may love them or hate them but they keep up researching actively for years, sometimes even generations, in an attempt to break them down. Image... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Legacy News
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by Marian Pierre-Louis Graveyard in New Woodstock, New York Recently I've started researching a new family line. Perhaps a better description would long ignored family line. There are so many lines in a family tree that it is very hard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Legacy News
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by Marian Pierre-Louis When you think of genealogy research in the Northeast what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it is Mayflower Pilgrims arriving in 1620. Or it might be Puritans arriving to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Legacy News
The latest Legacy Quick Tip video will help you use Index View. Index View is a great feature in Legacy Family Tree software that lets you view surnames as a list instead of a profile. This tip will show you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Legacy News
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Give your fingers a break. Learn how you can take advantage of voice recognition software to speed up your genealogical writing, enter information into your database, and convert those old personal interviews to words on a page. This webinar will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Legacy News
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For the first time ever Legacy Family Tree is having a Black Friday sale! There are big discounts but the sale will only last one day. Are you working on a joint genealogy project with a family member or a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Legacy News
For most Americans, Thanksgiving turns into a multi-generational gathering of friends, family or loved ones. While it might not be appropriate to do on-line genealogy research or to sequester yourself away to make a family history video, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Legacy News
This week's Webinar Wednesday features Lisa Louise Cooke presenting "Using Evernote for Genealogy." Have you wondered what Evernote is or why you should use it? In this 2 minute video Lisa explains why it's a tool you should use for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Legacy News
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Have you ever considered starting your own genealogy blog? Many genealogists use blogging to share information, methodology or research tips but it can also be a great way to find distant relatives. And who is likely to have the information... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Legacy News
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Veterans' day is Tuesday, November 11, 2014. What will you do to celebrate your ancestor's military service? Whether your ancestor served in the American Revolutionary War, the Civil War or the Korean War, all military service is not only a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Legacy News
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Gathering information from oral history interviews is an important part of genealogy research. It is the springboard for further research. The clues gleaned from oral history interviews provide just the clues we need to explore new routes to discovering our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Legacy News
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Fall is often the best time for visiting cemeteries, especially for genealogists who live in colder climates. The colder air, or maybe even an early frost, will cause the vegetation to die back, making it easier to get around and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Legacy News
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