Author: <span class="vcard">Heather</span>

How I Solved It: Mary Houts Colton Cox

I take a particular joy in traveling to my ancestral homes to stand where my people once stood and see the earth from their perspective. Along with cemeteries, local libraries are on the top of my list of places I *must* stop while traveling because even though I live near the largest genealogical library in…

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News from RootsFinder

Hey there! Here’s some news about what’s been going on at RootsFinder lately that you might like to know about: New DNA import methods We’ve been working hard on a new method of importing your DNA data. In addition to importing your results from GEDmatch, you can now import your autosomal DNA information from Ancestry,…

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How I Solved It: [Re]searching The Sartor Search

My grandmother was just four years old when her mother died. Grief-stricken and probably keenly aware of his own mortality, my great-grandfather sat down and wrote “Geniology [sic] of Hills as known by Dr. T.C. Hill written for benefit of Anna Helen Hill.” “Your Great Grandmother Hill [sic] name was Jane Sartor Hill,” T.C. says,…

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Updates from RootsFinder: new Infographics and more

In case you missed it…we started a new infographic series for your family tree(s). The first one shows the average age at death for the men and women in your family compared to other RootsFinder users’ trees and also compared to the infant mortality rate over time. (I thought it was really interesting to see…

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Seven Reasons You Might Hire a Professional Genealogist

We’ve recently partnered with Legacy Tree Genealogists, the world’s highest client-rated genealogy research firm to provide additional options for our users to make their family history research as successful as possible. Hit a brick wall in your research? You’ll now find a link to “Hire a Researcher” in the toolbar underneath the header on a…

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RootsTech Recap 2018

Thanks for visiting the RootsTech booth! Wow! What an amazing week we had at RootsTech 2018. It was so great to meet all of you who came by the booth. We’re so excited to share RootsFinder with you and help you bring your genetic family history research together with your traditional family history research…and also…

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RootsFinder Updates February 2018

It’s been a while since we posted about RootsFinder updates. We’ve been working hard over the past few months to make RootsFinder even better. Here are some of the things that we’ve added: New research menu on the person page We’ve added a new “Research” menu on each person’s page to help you expand your…

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Introducing the “How I Solved It” Series

We’re excited to announce a new theme for our blog: “How I Solved It“. Each week we’ll share curated guest posts from bloggers from around the web that we’ve handpicked just to share with you as well as stories from our own personal genealogy adventures. These blog posts will highlight sound research methodology and techniques…

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How I’m doing better family history with RootsFinder

My quest for better family history has been going for 25 years. I started as a teenager in the 90’s. Computers were just becoming “a thing” (it was a big deal to have an email address) and genealogy was just beginning to make a presence on the emerging Internet. I got A TON of booklets and…

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How Do I Start My Family History Research with RootsFinder?

A few of our new users have asked “How do I start my family history research?” Thanks to partner hints and the web clipper, it’s much faster and easier start family history research with RootsFinder than other software programs. Here’s how you can begin building your family tree. 1. Start family history research fast by…

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