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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: Help searching the 1911 Census? A. Muse, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:33 AM
  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: New Elements to 1940 US Census At home in NZ, Oct 26, 2020 at 1:51 AM
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  3. How to record information

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    Latest: My own family tree web site Gillian, Feb 16, 2020
  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
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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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  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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    Latest: FTAnalyzer. Help please Gill14, Oct 26, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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  7. Utilities to download

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    Latest: Calculation dates Heather Fyfe, Nov 5, 2019
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