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Surprise! My Great Grandparents are Cousins

Surprise! My Great Grandparents are Cousins

That sound you heard? That was my DNA imploding. It was the moment I realized that my great grandparents who married in Hawaii were cousins. Distant cousins, but cousins none-the-less. I’m Off on a Tangent As many readers know, I have ancestors from the Azores Islands. I was working in the records for the village of Achada on my Mello line and became interested in a man named Manoel Pacheco de Rezendes. I wondered if Manoel was related to my…

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SNGF: Genealogy Database Statistics

SNGF: Genealogy Database Statistics

Randy has his weekly challenge at GeneaMusings.com ready for us.  This week his challenge asks us to find our genealogy statistical reports.  Then, find the answer to how many people, places, sources, etc., are in the database? I use RootsMagic 7 to maintain my family tree database.  Normally, I would head over to the statistical report, but Randy’s article shows that I can get these numbers using File>Properties. This is what I got… RootsMagic Database Properties Statistics It says that…

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Five Ways to Improve the RootsMagic Genealogy App

Five Ways to Improve the RootsMagic Genealogy App

Genealogy apps are a handy way to view your family tree data any time anywhere.  I have been using Rootsmagic genealogy software on my PC for years.  So, when I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to download the Rootsmagic android app. It was fairly easy getting my database to Dropbox, and then,  onto my tablet.  I love having my database handy when I am analyzing research away from my computer especially when I…

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SNGF: Santa Brought Me RootsMagic7

SNGF: Santa Brought Me RootsMagic7

Randy Seaver’s new Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge asks what I got from Genea Santa.  Well, I’ll show you what I got… Yes, I got RootsMagic 7!!!!  Woo hoo!!! I’m excited because I was still using RootsMagic 5.  More importantly, I got RootsMagic 7 right after it was released.  When I got RootsMagic 5, they upgraded to 6 two months later.  Grrrr!  So now, I get to have the brand spanking new version. Of course, I installed it Christmas night. …

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RootsMagic 7 Webinar on YouTube

RootsMagic 7 Webinar on YouTube

You may have heard that RootsMagic 7 genealogy software is now available.  This free webinar discusses the changes between RootsMagic 6 and RootsMagic 7.  This is good to watch if you are thinking about upgrading your software or are trying to decide which genealogy software to own. I’ve already decided that I am going to upgrade since I have version 5. But, I have to wait for Santa Claus to leave it under the tree.