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About Linda Coate

I've been an avid genealogist for my lifetime. I caught the "bug" from my father's stories about my ancestor, Marmaduke Coate, who bought his wife from the Indians for a horse, bridle and saddle. As a librarian, I'm combining these two interest areas to guide the family historian to the best on the net in genealogy. So that you know my background, I have been interviewed multiple times by radio stations across the country and have been the guest speaker at various Genealogy Society meetings including Franklin County, Ohio on Genealogy Software Programs and Online Genealogy. My extensive family tree, a labor of love for over 30 years is at http://www.ancestrees.com. Maybe we are related!

Ancestry.co.UK

 Ancestry.co.UK   What a wonderful resource ancestry.co.uk is if you have ancestry in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland! Ancestry.co.uk has all the records you need at the Premium Level of membership. This level would include:     Space for you to build your family tree     Connect … Continue reading

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OneGreatFamily

OneGreatFamily is a unique genealogy site on the internet. It’s sophisticated software enables it to combine everyone’s work into one giant family tree while still retaining each member’s own tree. It has a wonderful charting system unlike any other. Your … Continue reading

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23andMe

23andMe is THE ONLY Genetic Genealogy site that NOW meets FDA standards. Having a DNA test done with them results in “60 personalized and detailed health, wellness, trait and ancestry reports.” In other words, if you want to find cousins … Continue reading

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Fold 3

Fold3 is growing by the millions of pages monthly!  It is named Fold3 to denote that it’s focus is on military records.   At the writing of this review, it had over 423 million image records.  Remember how time consuming it was to … Continue reading

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Ancestry

Ancestry is the world’s premier genealogical library online. It’s hard to be involved in this hobby and not to have heard of them. In part, that’s because they now have well over 17 billion records that include cornerstones of genealogy … Continue reading

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FamilyTreeDNA

FamilyTreeDNA is the most popular genetic genealogy testing company for many reasons. It’s founder, Bennett Greenspan, was the first to realize that genetics could assist in genealogical research, his favorite hobby. He has hired multiple Geneticists and an Anthropologist that … Continue reading

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MyTrees

MyTrees.com, formerly known as KindredConnections, is worthy of it’s name change. It now boasts over a billion records. It is the type of resource that you can join to post your family tree as well as research it. My favorite … Continue reading

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FamilySearch

FamilySearch.org is a free site sponsored by the Mormon Church. It gives access to many first and second hand records available to the public through their family history centers and this website. The user will be able to find many … Continue reading

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DNA Testing by Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com has a DNA service now has 2,000,000 participants.  That’s twice it’s rival companies.  It’s a real advantage because it will mean more cousin matches for you when you join them. Here are the key points to consider when choosing … Continue reading

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LegacyFamilyTree

  Legacy Family Tree software for the family genealogist is my all time favorite program for family tree organization and publication. Like the other top selling programs, it has all the essential features. It is the only program I’ve found … Continue reading

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