Finding errors in your family tree

You can't get rid of your crazy Uncle Earl, but you can clean up your family tree in other ways. Crista Cowan will show you ho.

Creating an Ancestor Memory Book on Shutterfly - Video Tutorial 3 ~ YouTube

Using Shutterfly to Create a Genealogical Memory Book, Tutorial 1 ~ In this video I demonstrate how to work with text boxes and embellishments in your book. I also show you how to rearrange and add pages.

Rating Your Genealogy Sources - Not all sources are created equal. Is it original or derivative? Is the information primary or secondary? Is the evidence direct or indirect? Join Crista Cowan for an explanation of how you can better analyze and rate your sources. She'll then show you where in Family Tree Maker 2014 you can record those sources ratings. All of this will help ensure that you are climbing your family tree and not someone else's.

Rating Your Genealogy Sources - Not all sources are created equal. Is it original or derivative? Is the information primary or secondary? Is the evidence direct or indirect?

▲ SCAN newspaper articles. To avoid bleed through, back up the article with a black matte piece of paper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3oPYqnCXTI

Scanning old newspapers often results in 'bleed-through' or when the printing and photos show through from the reverse side of the newspaper in the scan.

Not all records are created equal. So, how do you know which records to trust? Join Crista Cowan as she shares time tested tips for evaluating genealogical evidence to help you tell the true stories of your ancestors' lives. #genealogy

Not all records are created equal. So, how do you know which records to trust? Join Crista Cowan as she shares time tested tips for evaluating genealogical evidence to help you tell the true stories of your ancestors' lives.

You know how some records on Ancestry.com have an image you can click through and view and some don't? What is that all about? Join Crista Cowan for the 2nd in a 4-part series on marriage records. She explains the difference between a record and an index. She also shows you how you can (and why you should) do what it takes to get a copy of the original record.

You know how some records on Ancestry.com have an image you can click through and view and some don't? What is that all about? Join Crista Cowan for the 2nd in a 4-part series on marriage records. She explains the difference between a record and an index. She also shows you how you can (and why you should) do what it takes to get a copy of the original record.

Have you put your #familytree online at Ancestry.com? Is it public or private? Watch this video to get answers to all of your questions about online tree security, privacy and sharing.  #genealogy

Have you put your #familytree online at Ancestry.com? Is it public or private? Watch this video to get answers to all of your questions about online tree security, privacy and sharing. #genealogy

Using City Directories in Your Research - City directories are a rich genealogy resource but, you may wonder just what they could possibly tell you besides your ancestors name and address. Join Crista Cowan as she explains how to use city directories to trace your ancestors' residences, occupations, and even, possibly when and where they died. #genealogy

City directories are a very rich genealogy research resource. But, you may wonder just what they could possibly tell you besides your ancestors name and addr.

All records on Ancestry.com give you three options for saving -- save to someone in your tree, save to your computer, or save to your shoebox. What's the shoebox? I'm glad you asked! Crista explains all about the shoebox feature on Ancestry.com and shares some of her own best practices for making it an effective and powerful tool in your #genealogy research in this brief video.

All records on Ancestry.com give you three options for saving -- save to someone in your tree, save to your computer, or save to your shoebox. What's the shoebox? I'm glad you asked! Crista explains all about the shoebox feature on Ancestry.com and shares some of her own best practices for making it an effective and powerful tool in your #genealogy research in this brief video.

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