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What Kind of an iPad Do I Need for Genealogy?

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What Kind of an iPad Do I Need for Genealogy?

Disclaimer: I link to products in this post using affiliate links which means I get a small credit if you purchase through those links. I link only to things I'm using or have used in the past.  I believe iPads are one of the greatest investments you can make in genealogy because they (1) let you carry your research anywhere, (2) give you more tools to organize your research, (3) allow you to store and record photos/videos, and (4) can backup to multiple remote places so your hard work is never in danger of disappearing due to a technical error.  I...

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8 Ways to Make it Easier to Talk to Family About Your Genealogy

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8 Ways to Make it Easier to Talk to Family About Your Genealogy

I wish everyone in my family was an avid genealogist, but the reality is that I’m related to people who are very interested in our family tree and I’m related to people who just aren’t. I also have people in my family who are uncomfortable being “put on the spot” when I ask them about their childhoods, parents, job history, etc. and that usually doesn’t lead to very good information for me to add to my research. I have, however, changed my approach to talking to my family about genealogy and I’ve found ways to make it easier to get...

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What is Genealogy and Why Should We Do It?

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What is Genealogy and Why Should We Do It?

Genealogy is the study of family lines. It’s all the ancestors you have back to your farthest origins. Genealogy can be as simple as a series of names and dates or you can go deeper and explore your family history to flesh out the lives of your ancestors and know their stories.
 But why should we care? 

There are lots of reasons to do your genealogy. Learning more about your family lines may reveal famous ancestors or determine whether the family stories you’ve heard are true. They also give us a better sense of history, whether it’s the history of...

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What's Inside the Family History Library?

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What's Inside the Family History Library?

A walking tour of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

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Add Photos and Text to Your Genealogy Pages without an iPad

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Add Photos and Text to Your Genealogy Pages without an iPad

How to add photos and text to your genealogy pages on your desktop computer.

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