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Research techniques

Improve your own research skills - or help others improve theirs!

  1. Search techniques

    This is the place to learn how to make the best use of resources, whether they're online or offline - and a place where you can share your tips with others.
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    Latest: Top Down Research Pauline, Nov 5, 2019
  2. Problems at other genealogy websites

    From time to time we all encounter problems using Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and other sites. Sharing our experiences could help us come up with workarounds. Don't use this forum to report problems at LostCousins, instead contact Peter direct.
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    Latest: Search Page not loading peter, Nov 19, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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  3. How to record information

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    Latest: Burying in Woollen Acts 1666-80 peter, Dec 10, 2018
  4. Family tree programs

    Share information about the program you use, or ask for advice if you're thinking of buying a new program; the fact that a program is listed does NOT imply that is recommended
    Latest: FTM 2019 incoming canadianbeth, Nov 6, 2019
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  5. Online family trees

    This forum is for discussion of the function and capabilities of online trees, not their content
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    Latest: Ancestry's updated Hint interface peter, Nov 14, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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  6. Family Tree Analyzer

    An essential utility that not only helps you to identify errors and omissions but also helps you to fill the gaps
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  7. Utilities to download

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    Latest: Calculation dates Heather Fyfe, Nov 5, 2019
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