Category Archives: Technology

How do I Choose a Genealogy Program?

In early December Ancestry.com stunned the users of Family Tree Maker (FTM) with an announcement that they would discontinue the sale of FTM on December 31, 2015.  They further stated that they would only support FTM compatibility with patrons’ online … Continue reading

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DNA – a powerful tool for the 21st century genealogist

DNA is a powerful tool.  It can solve family puzzles, and may be used to extend the family tree.  Millions of Americans have already taken a DNA test, and Ancestry.com recently boasted they now have 1.4 million testers in their … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker – It’s Back!

It looks like Family Tree Maker is not being going away after all!  We can stop looking for alternatives and get back to researching our families.  You can read more about this here, here and here.

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Can I Snap a Picture?

Last week, we talked about using your phone or iPad camera along with a scanning app to document your research findings when visiting a local archive.  In response to this article, one reader asked if doing this was permitted at … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker, RIP…

Big news from Ancestry today, announcing the discontinuation of their Family Tree Maker (FTM) desktop software.  I don’t want to think that this is a business move intended to force everyone to enter their family tree data directly into their … Continue reading

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A Scanner In Your Pocket

Using a scanner app on your phone to bring home genealogical records Continue reading

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