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The best free archives online.

The best free archives online.

The Internet is an incredible source of information, a lot of it collected by some of the best free archives online. You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, duh…thank you for that insight, Captain Obvious.” But I think people fail to realize just how massive the scope of the web really is. Do me a […]

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Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

RootsTech 2015 provides the opportunity to have your valuable family photos scanned free to preserve history and memories. In my recent post on my blog, “Feathering the Empty Nest“, titled “Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging,” I outlined several options available for using photos and images to increase readership and engagement in […]

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New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage. I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find new information […]

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4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today.

4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today.

There’s reason to believe you could find a major treasure horde.  After all, there are quite a few still out there just waiting to be unearthed!  Here are just 4 stories of hidden treasures you can still look for today as long as you have a metal detector. For most metal detectorists, the thrill of […]

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Indiana’s Hoosier genealogy records to be digitized by Ancestry.com.

Indiana’s Hoosier genealogy records to be digitized by Ancestry.com.

The Indiana State Archives have announced that their Hoosier genealogy records will be digitized by Ancestry.com over the next three years. The records include over 13 million birth, death and marriage records from the Hoosier State. Ancestry.com will be absorbing all of the costs of the digitization project, thereby making it possible for these records […]

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23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

The cooperation of 23andMe and MyHeritage to combine their databases for the benefit of their users opens a world of possibilities. As I work year after year researching my family’s ancestry, it becomes apparent that genealogy researchers are becoming more protective of their information. As a result, access to information is more exclusive and expensive. […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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