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5 GENERATIONS: FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE IN ATLANTA
The documentary 5 Generations: From Enslavement to Public Service in Atlanta is a commemoration of the achievements of five generations of African American women in the Metro Atlanta area from Reconstruction through the 20th century. By exploring genealogy, family lore, and historic documentation, viewers will become familiar with various historical philanthropic, educational, and political institutions within Atlanta’s African American communities through the lens of the women in one multi-generational family.
Learn to Research Your Family History
5 LIES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
Are you new to African American genealogy and family history? Are you having a hard time sifting through all the noise online? Here’s a quick video to help you escape some of the most common misconceptions about this line of research and how you can start to more accurately tell our stories.
5 TRUTHS ABOUT DNA TESTS
Want to take a DNA test, but you aren’t sure what you’re getting into? Watch and learn what you can and can’t get from DNA tests for genealogy. Need help understanding your results or getting to the bottom of your family history?
GRANDMA WAS... WHY IT'S NOT SHOWING UP IN YOUR DNA RESULTS
Is something missing from your percentages on your DNA test results? Is what your family says not matching up with what you got back? Watch to learn the top 3 reasons why this happens.
DOCUMENTING THE ENSLAVED IN YOUR FAMILY TREE
Join Crista Cowan for a look at how those with ancestors who were slaveholders can assist our African American friends and family by documenting the lives of those enslaved.
THE ULTIMATE GENEALOGICAL BRICK WALL BUSTER
Do you feel stuck in your research? See what tips James Tanner has for busting through those brick walls.
HOW DO I KNOW I'M RIGHT? SOME GENEALOGY BASICS
There is a lot of information out there. But how do you determine if what you have is correct ? How do you prove you are right? Ancestry Anne walks you through the basics.
5 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IS ACCURATE
There is a lot of guesswork and uncertainty in genealogy. People in the past may have put the wrong information on old records, either from genuinely not knowing, or from having something they wanted to hide.
GENEALOGY BRAINSTORMING: I'M STUCK. NOW WHAT?
There are times when we could all use a little help with our family history. Join Crista Cowan as she explains the best ways to share your research challenges to generate ideas for what to do next to break through those brick walls.
RESEARCHING NEWSPAPERS FOR GENEALOGY FOR FREE
There are an ever increasing number of websites that contain digitized newspapers, which is excellent for genealogy and family history research. There are also an excellent collection of sites that include links that help you find where some of these digital collections can be found. This video helps you find where newspapers can be searched for free and without a subscription.
SAME NAME - DIFFERENT MAN
Just because your ancestor may have a unique name does not make him the only person in the world with that name. He might not even be the only one in his town with that name. Join Crista Cowan for some quick tips about how to know if the John Smith you are tracking is YOUR John Smith.
USING THE GOOGLE GOLDMINE FOR GENEALOGY
Learn how to use the all features google has to offer to help you do your family history.
USING THE INTERNET ARCHIVE FOR GENEALOGY
Learn how the Internet Archives, a huge collection of various records, can help you with your Genealogy research.
WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND A BIRTH RECORD
We all know the importance of finding documentation about the facts we put into our family tree. But, what happens when you can’t find the records you need? Join Crista Cowan for a look at alternative places to find birth information.
WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND A MARRIAGE RECORD
We all know the importance of finding documentation about the facts we put into our family tree. But, what happens when you can’t find the marriage records you need? Join Crista Cowan for a look at alternative places to find marriage information.
WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND A DEATH RECORD
We all know the importance of finding documentation about the facts we put into our family tree. But, what happens when you can’t find the records you need? Join Crista Cowan for a look at all the places you find death information.
FINDING UNINDEXED RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH
There are millions of digital images at FamilySearch that have not yet been indexed. Learn to find and access them with this quick tutorial. In particular, U.S. probate records are plentiful using this method. Learn even more at www.TheGenealogyReporter.com.
FINDING DIGITIZED MICROFILM ONLINE AT FAMILYSEARCH
You may not have to order that microfilm from Salt Lake City after all! Many of the Family History Library’s microfilm reels are being digitized and put online at FamilySearch. They are not always indexed, so you need to know how to find them. This short video will show you how!
FINDING MISSING CHILDREN: GENEALOGY TECHNIQUE FOR FAMILYSEARCH
Do you suspect there is a missing child or two in the family tree? Use this special technique to locate missing persons. Genealogy and family history research is easy to do with these amazing tips!