Sunday, March 13, 2016

Who Knew? Two Genealogy Tips I Just Learned

Tip 1:  Did you know that Fold3 has lots more than just military records?  If you have the premium or you get a free trial offer you need to explore the site by doing the following-
  1. Click BROWSE at the top of the page
  2. Click CATEGORY on the right side
  3. Click ALL TITLES
  4. Take a look at what they have!
I have found the Pennsylvania Archives most helpful.  Scroll down to the bottom of the selected volume to check out the index.  

I never knew Fold3 had FBI Case Files, slave auctions from the West Indies, orphan records and more.  Why in the world don't they advertise this?!  I would have probably bought the premium membership years ago had I known.  

Tip 2:  Just learned this from the Pinellas County Genealogical Society and I quote, "Family Tree Maker users can now do a direct import including all media files (without GEDCOM) to RootsMagic. This works with FTM versions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 and classic (version 16 with file extension.ftw) for Windows. Also works for FTM 3 for Mac. Read the details at http://goo.gl/VkKrUJ. They also offer a special low price for FTM users to buy the RootsMagic program."  Pretty cool if my Family Tree Maker hadn't stopped synching with my Ancestry.com tree.  Hope this helps you out!

No comments:

Post a Comment