15 Genealogy Research Tips Watch & Learn

To jump-start, kick-start, or restart your genealogy research journey, we’ve compiled a list of 15 videos full of tips to keep you climbing your family tree and having a lot of fun along the way. Be prepared to binge-watch with your favorite beverage or snack!

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How to Know If a Record Is About Your Ancestor - Genealogy Basics<a href="https://youtu.be/CMOYnb7FxhM"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FCMOYnb7FxhM%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Newspapers.com: 5 Effective Tips for Researching Newspapers to Find Ancestors<a href="https://youtu.be/sDFaMo7f3oc"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FsDFaMo7f3oc%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Can You Research Offline Records Without Being There? - Lisa Lisson<a href="https://youtu.be/OBZxJxFCabs"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FOBZxJxFCabs%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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How to Record Names in Genealogy? Tips for Properly Recording Names In Your Family Tree<a href="https://youtu.be/ridGHeSpDPM"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FridGHeSpDPM%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Stop Messing Up My Family Tree - FamilySearch<a href="https://youtu.be/2m_OjikVJc4"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F2m_OjikVJc4%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Using the Find Tab in FamilySearch - Genealogy Tutorial<a href="https://youtu.be/KyfA8y3Guq0"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FKyfA8y3Guq0%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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How to Organize Your Genealogy Research Files: Simple Tips for Practical Genealogists<a href="https://youtu.be/vEq-JH7YPdM"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FvEq-JH7YPdM%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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FamilySearch: Why are there so many duplicates in FamilySearch Family Tree?<a href="https://youtu.be/in4PZ2h-49M"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fin4PZ2h-49M%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Finding Your Ancestors in City Directories<a href="https://youtu.be/4AWNfco4PbM"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F4AWNfco4PbM%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Follow These Tips to Find Your Ancestors in Probate Records - Interview with Randy Seaver<a href="https://youtu.be/Lf8oC9O-o6I"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FLf8oC9O-o6I%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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How is Your Photo Collection? - Organized Genealogy<a href="https://youtu.be/vtE-dZO99Tc"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FvtE-dZO99Tc%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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What Makes a Good Source? - Beginner Genealogy<a href="https://youtu.be/7J16_Qwg2Uc"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F7J16_Qwg2Uc%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Where is Family History Hiding? - Genealogy Basics<a href="https://youtu.be/hG2XyZM8ap4"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FhG2XyZM8ap4%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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Interviewing Relatives About Family History - Don't Make These 2 Big Mistakes<a href="https://youtu.be/LrvlMbCdiwU"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FLrvlMbCdiwU%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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FamilySearch.org Quick Trick - Organizing Your Sources<a href="https://youtu.be/PArjh7siIy0"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FPArjh7siIy0%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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