DNA Learning and Education

Fact: DNA data can be difficult to understand and work with. Myth: You need a Ph.D. to learn how to use DNA data. On the Famicity blog, we occasionally discuss DNA and how it’s an important part of genealogy and family history research. So you take a test, you get your basic results, what else can you do with…

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Evidentia Software Helps You Organize Your Genealogy Research

Genealogy research can be a challenging but very rewarding hobby. We all have our reasons, methods and practices when it comes to research. The internet provides us with many tools to help us but errors happen, details are missed and sometimes we just need help organizing records. One great new tool I recently discovered is Evidentia. This blog interviews…

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Discovering DNA Testing – Opening New Doors to Genealogy Trees – Part 2

It’s 2018 and we are learning more than ever from our DNA. In “Discovering DNA Testing – Opening New Doors to Genealogy Trees – Part 1“, we explained how DNA testing helps us understand our medical background, genetic traits, heritage and finding distant relatives. Here’s a summary of how we can use our DNA to find family and relatives.

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Using Technology to Map the Lives of Our Ancestors

It’s not a genealogy research secret that census records are extremely helpful when learning about our ancestors. They provide names, relations, occupations and where they lived. If you can find the records, they also provide underlying details of where ancestors may have moved to throughout their lives. How do census records from the past work with resources of today such as…

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Split Your Family Tree

During your genealogy research and building your family tree, there might come a time when you might find it beneficial to split off specific branches to improve your research or to play around with different techniques without damaging your main tree. Splitting your family tree isn’t easy to do but it’s absolutely possible.

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What’s in a Middle Name?

All genealogists know the value of a person’s last name and how important a first name is in finding out who is who in your family tree. But what about a middle name? There is great value in the middle name and they can be an important tool in your genealogy search. So, what’s in a middle name? How…

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