Genealogy In Action Blog

Learn about various record types, methods and strategies, references and resources, and tools and technology to help you grow your genealogy skills. Articles also include a take-action prompt so you can immediately put into practice what you learned.

4 Reasons to Catalog Educational Materials education methods & strategies tools & technology Jun 30, 2022

As genealogists, we are taught to cite our sources, and while there are several reasons to do so, one of the most important is to help YOU keep track of what you found and where. In a way, our...

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3 Reasons You Need a Research Plan methods & strategies Jun 15, 2022

You might think that taking the time to build a plan for your genealogy research takes the fun out of it. And many years ago, I would have been inclined to agree with you. But honestly, wandering...

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4 Reasons I Use FOREVER Storage tools & technology May 25, 2022

One of my 2022 genealogy goals is to start getting my digital photos into FOREVER Storage. The plan was to spend 30-60 minutes each week working on this goal. Initially, I had to figure out my...

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My Top 4 Transcription Tips methods & strategies May 05, 2022

Did you know that I transcribe every genealogy record I find? This may seem like overkill, but it has made a world of difference in my genealogy research. Why? Because it forces me to slow down and...

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AncestryDNA: New Ethnicity Feature Divides Results By Parent tools & technology Apr 20, 2022

So what’s new with AncestryDNA? Well first, there’s been another ethnicity estimate update. Mine have changed drastically. The only constant is my Germanic Europe region, which went...

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