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 You…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 26, 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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