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Get Started with Genealogy
This article is meant for beginners and will cover the basics to help get started in this rapidly growing hobby.

Genealogical Proof Standard
Proving facts without direct evidence is tough, but the GPS is there to help you through the process.

Free Genealogy Websites
Check out these 26 totally free genealogy websites to help you uncover your family history.

What is the Best DNA Test?
This guide will break everything down for you, and help you choose the best test for your specific needs.

23andMe vs AncestryDNA
A comparison of 23andMe vs Ancestry based on the six most important factors to consider before choosing a DNA kit.

Best Genealogy Software
An in-depth look at the best genealogy software to build and manage your family tree.

Ancestry.com for Beginners
A comprehensive guide to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online genealogy resource.

MyHeritage for Beginners
Learn about the unique features and subscription options available at MyHeritage.

FamilySearch for Beginners
Learn about the FamilySearch website, and find some tips to navigate the various functions and features available.

Latest Posts

Software

No matter how you choose to organize your family tree or research process, there is a piece of software out there that can help. You might be surprised at the number of options available, from simple tools that help you track your ancestors’ names and dates, to comprehensive programs that provide detailed research reports. Which …

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MacFamilyTree 10 Review

MacFamilyTree 10 is an attractive and innovative genealogical software suite.  It is a great choice for users around the world because of its many language options.  Also, it gives Mac users the same tools that are often limited to Windows users.  In this review, we’ll take a look at the features of this application and see …

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MyHeritage Family Tree Builder Review

For people with a family history obsession, or just a general interest in genealogy, there are countless tools and resources to help build a family tree. MyHeritage Family Tree Builder is one of the most popular online tools for creating a family tree, and I decided to try it out myself to see how it …

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Family Tree Maker 2019 Review

Are you looking for family tree software to help you organize your genealogy research? If so, then you should definitely check out MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2019. In this blog post, I’m going to provide a detailed review of the software and talk about why I think it’s a good option for genealogy researchers. So …

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Legacy Family Tree 9 Software Review 

Legacy Family Tree 9 boasts strong features and storage capacity.  It is considerate of the many interests and concerns of today’s genealogists. It features a wide variety of tools that will make family history not only enjoyable, but useful.  Whether you’re just starting out or have been researching your family history for years, Legacy Family …

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