Category Archives: Software

New Helps from Google – and not just for Searching!

Say “Google” to a Family Historian and they immediately think of doing a Google Search – and it is a great search engine. But Google offers much more help for Family History!  Recently they introduced a new product and made … Continue reading

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Using a Snipping Tool

We often want to capture not the whole screen but just a part of it.  For example when you find an ancestor’s birth or marriage or death announcement in a newspaper, you just want to cut out that small piece … Continue reading

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Tips for selecting a Genealogy Program for Your Computer

If you do a google search for the best genealogy program you find the link to Top Ten Reviews.  Certainly some interesting information.  There is a separate list for Mac users.   Clicking on Sort by Standard Rankings … Continue reading

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News from RootsMagic and an Exciting Indexing Experience

We recently had a nice surprise – RootsMagic released version 7 of their popular software!   Many of you know that we are RootsMagic enthusiasts.  The free RootsMagic Essentials version continues – so you can try that for free. … Continue reading

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Big addition to index for Billion Graves Index at

Billion Graves, Find a Grave – these are both helpful websites for the Family Historian. Did you know that Billion Graves is a partner with FamilySearch?  – so their index is included in the Historical Records collection at This … Continue reading

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