Early reviews for the 2nd edition of Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes

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We have received several reviews of the revised edition of Shannon Combs-Bennett’s Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes. The reviews are from NetGalley, a service that connects publishers and reviewers, including librarians, teachers, and bloggers. Here’s what people are saying:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

“Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes delivers on its premise – it’s an excellent practical overview of techniques and sources for tracing one’s family tree. While primarily aimed at beginners or those who’ve only made sporadic exploration into their family history, Shannon Combs-Bennett provides a robust foundation upon which to launch more intensive investigations.

Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes explores topics including how to start a family history exploration, maintaining organised records and the growth industry of genetic genealogy.

Despite being only a slight volume at 102 pages, the book contains comprehensive contents and index and links to online resources.

Shannon Combs-Bennett is highly qualified in her field, and this volume is a great starting point for those who have an interest in researching their family history, or who wish to improve or update their skills. Highly recommended.”

– Sarah Hood (Reviewer)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

“I have been working on my ancestry chart for several years, but found some ideas and tips that will help me! For someone just beginning Shannon Combs-Bennett provides help in how to organize and back up your finds. I wish I had read this years ago!

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley for my voluntary, honest review.”

– Dee Stevens, NetGalley

Second edition of Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes available now!

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Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes, Second Edition is available now! We just received our first copy of Shannon’s award-winning book and are so excited to make it available to a new generation of readers. A few areas were updated for 2021, including the sections about genetic genealogy, online communities, and technology – the pace of change in the genealogy world is so rapid that it really made sense to have an update for 2021.

You can purchase the paperback or PDF editions from EasyGenie.org, or download the Kindle, Apple Books, and B&N ebook editions using the links on this page

Research around your brick wall with this quick genealogy tip

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In genealogy research, sometimes breaking through a brick wall requires researching around it. What this means is research the family members and in-laws of the ancestor you are stuck on in your family tree research. The documents on other family members may hold tidbits about the family that just help you break down that brick wall. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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Breaking down brick walls: A pro genealogist’s approach

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Professional genealogist Kathleen Brandt of a3 Genealogy shares her 3-pronged strategy for tackling difficult genealogy problems with Amy Johnson in this short video. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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Tips for any family search

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Long Lost Family hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner share advice for those searching for long lost loved ones in this video by TLC. Be prepared for your worse case scenario and your best case scenario, they say, and think about what you want out of any search. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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Family history questions worth asking older relatives

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Family history interviews with older relatives are necessary to get started on a good genealogy research journey. These interviews are the foundation of any genealogy project. Watch this short video from YouTube channel Ancestral Findings for some interviewing tips and helpful questions you can ask your elderly relatives. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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6 techniques to find living relatives

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As genealogists, we tend to be pretty good about finding documents and information on our past ancestors. But what about finding living relatives? This video will provide 6 groups of techniques to consider in any search for living relatives. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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DNA structure and replication – a crash course!

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Hank, of YouTube channel CrashCourse, introduces us to that wondrous molecule deoxyribonucleic acid – also known as DNA – and explains how it replicates itself in our cells. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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What risks to consider before taking a DNA test

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Trying to find out about your ancestry? This video details some things to consider before you buy an at-home DNA testing kit. Your data, for instance, may wind up in the hands of a third party. Read the fine print before spitting into any test tube, says Gizmodo! (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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Genetics 101 by National Geographic

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What is a genome, and how are traits passed from generation to generation? Learn how pea plants helped launch the study of genetics and how the field of genetics research has evolved over time in this video from National Geographic. (Note: Not affiliated with publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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