Month: February 2017

Evidence-based Genealogy at RootsFinder

One thing that sets RootsFinder apart from other genealogy programs is our evidence-based genealogy approach. We want you to see what information is contained in a source, place the information in context, and then correlate, analyze, and resolve conflicting evidence. These are key steps in good evidence-based genealogy. What is evidence? The term evidence has…

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How I Solved It: Finding Lurancy

Chris Child, blog author and longtime member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Thanks to Reclaim the Records, Chris was able to finally track down the death certificate of an ancestor. Using multiple resources including Ancestry and Family Search, plus emailing…

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RootsTech 2017

We had an amazing time last week at RootsTech 2017. It was a great conference for our official launch out of beta testing. Here are some of the highlights. Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2017 Presenting RootsFinder at the Innovator Showdown Semifinals on Wednesday was a fantastic experience. Thanks so much to everyone who was there…

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Privacy for living people at RootsFinder

Genealogy privacy for living people has been a hot topic lately. My family received a text from my brother the other day with news that his local radio station had been talking about a new genealogy website. He warned us that the site had information about living people which would be open to everyone for…

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