Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.
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RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.

Well, it’s finally happening folks!   Ancestry.com and RootsMagic are teaming up, setting the stage for RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.   This is a brand new announcement and as eager as we may be to get to use the new features it’s going to be several months before the updates are implemented in RootsMagic. read on…

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Heredis genealogy software: Not a viable replacement for Family Tree Maker.

  Recently, I awoke to an email during the holiday season from Heredis offering a big discount on their newest, 2015 version of their Heredis genealogy software.   I had tried an older version a couple of years ago and liked what I saw.   Unfortunately, however, I soon discovered the Achilles heel of this software. It interprets unusual date read on…

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Heredis 2014 genealogy software: Only $10.99 US until Sunday.

Heredis is offering their Heredis 2014 genealogy software for a special deal for three days only, until Sunday. Of all of the genealogy software packages out there, there is one in particular that has always piqued my interest – Heredis 2014. You may think the circumstances of this post strange (and you’d be right), but even though I don’t use read on…

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My Ideal Setup for Genealogy Research

Over fifteen years of genealogy research, I have added to, adjusted and tweaked my setup until I have achieved what I believe to be the ideal setup for genealogy research. In the Beginning When I started, I had only an early personal computer operating Windows 94 and Microsoft Office, a basic scanner, small black and white printer, and for media read on…

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Blythe Genealogy Database update and repair is now complete.

Update, August 1, 2013: The links from within my posts of transcriptions to images and individuals are now reset and functional, and the images, documents and sources on my Blythe Database are now working correctly. If you find a broken link, just enter the  Blythe Database also linked in upper horizontal menu), and go to the surname search to find read on…

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Ancestry.com’s Family Tree Maker 2012 leaves a lot to be desired.

DON’T BUY FAMILY TREE MAKER 2012! I don’t mean to be fickle. My innate tendency to believe and trust sometimes can result in undesired consequences- such as in the case of my switch to Family Tree Maker 2012 from my beloved RootsMagic 6. As I described in a previous post, I was dazzled by the ‘bells and whistles’ supposedly added read on…