Genealogy research can quickly become a passion to last a lifetime. Whether a hobbyist or professional, genealogy research is exciting, challenging, and even a little bit addicting.
At Legacy Tree we believe education is important to preserve the integrity of genealogical research. Anyone interested in family history can and should educate themselves about the many aspects of genealogical research so they can accurately verify and build their family trees.
We are privileged to work with great affiliate partners and in this blog, we are highlighting just a few of our newest affiliates who go above and beyond to educate and teach, all for free. We are honored to be the genealogy research firm recommended by these partners when clients need custom research help.
We encourage you to visit their websites and continue to learn more and expand your skills as a genealogist.
Binge Watch To Find Genealogy Research Answers: GenealogyTV
If you are the kind of person who can sit down to watch one quick thing on YouTube and suddenly, 2 hours have passed, then GenealogyTV will be a great place to study and learn more about genealogy research. Connie Knox, founder of GenealogyTV is “Here to help you go further, faster, and factually with your family research.” GenealogyTV is primarily a YouTube channel with hundreds of videos on a variety of family history subjects and for researchers at all levels of experience. Connie has also created the GenealogyTV website with blog posts, show notes and links to the YouTube videos with playlists by topic.
A few things you will learn at GenealogyTV:
• How to Research Your Family Tree
• Where to Find Newspapers Online
• How to Create Great Research Notes
• Thruline Explained
• Connect Ancestors and Floaters
• And more…
Put the FUN into Fundamental Genealogy Education: Genealogy Explained
Learning the fundamentals of genealogy is critical, but it should also be fun. At Genealogy Explained, you will learn about genealogy in a way that is memorable and enjoyable. The site uses illustrations, diagrams, videos, and other visual learning techniques to help make complicated topics more digestible. Genealogy Explained is divided into different sections to help you grow in your experience: Basics, Research Techniques, Managing a Family Tree, and DNA Testing. Founder Marc McDermott has also created an extensive blog and many recommendations for online resources. Genealogy Explained is a great resource to have in your genealogy tool belt.
A few things you will learn at Genealogy Explained:
• Best genealogy websites
• Buyers guide to family tree software – guidance to choose the best for your needs
• DNA 101 overview and testing companies
• Foundational knowledge about research methods, surnames, writing and more
Decipher Foreign Language: Germanology Unlocked
Finding your ancestors’ records is only the first step in discovering their story. If the documents are written in a foreign language, it can be a challenge to decipher and translate. Our new affiliate, Germanology Unlocked, provides services to assist in German translation and education. Founder Katherine Schober offers translation services, but also teaches you how to do it yourself through online courses and webinars. This can be a major step forward in your research as you are able to read old letters, family documents, and vital records in your ancestors native German.
A few things you will learn at Germanology Unlocked:
• How to Work with German Church Records
• Tips and Tricks for Deciphering the German Handwriting
• The Ins and Outs of German Genealogy Research
• German Language Tips for Genealogy
• And More!
These are just a few of the resources available online to help you learn more about family history and get started with your genealogy. You can also visit the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog where you can find hundreds of articles and resources to expand your genealogy knowledge.
If you have hit a brick wall in your research, or you want the assistance of a professional to find missing ancestors and expand your family tree, contact Legacy Tree for a free quote.