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Finding Help when Looking for Your Ancestors

Source: is well known for its collection of databases and digitized images, but perhaps equally of value is its little known collection of articles, columns, and other online resources to assist genealogists. The Learning Center contains over 7,500 articles (taken from Ancestry magazine, Genealogical Computing, and online columnists) divided into categories that include How-To, Family origins, Technology, Organizations, and many other topics. also offers 19 online courses that you can take for a fee. Each course consists of four weeks of lessons with experienced genealogists. In order to provide a more in-depth learning experience, the site has partnered with Vermont College to provide seminars where you can earn continuing-education credit for learning about family-history research.

Want to know where you came from? If family history fascinates you but you don't know where to start, turn to Genealogy Online For Dummies, 4th Edition, by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm.

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