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.

Don't Youā€¦Forget About YOU! other Jul 28, 2021

You’ve spent countless hours filling in the details of your ancestors, but have you taken the time to record your own biographical details? I actually did this several years ago as a departure from research (sometimes you just need a break!!). I spent some time entering a variety of my life events into my genealogy database. It was a good exercise for me, because as I get older, certain details just seem to fade away. Since that initial project, I regularly add things to my database....

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Why Genealogy In Action? other Jul 25, 2020

Let me tell you a story.

I consider myself a lifelong learner. I guess that’s why I enjoy genealogy so much; there’s always something new to learn whether it’s a skill, a method, or a record type.

But here’s the problem.

There are dozens of educational opportunities available to us as genealogists. From online to in-person, from books to blogs—pretty much anything imaginable. All of the options are extremely overwhelming!

And, it’s frustrating when we...

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