Short videos cover topics such as “How do I insert a hyperlink to a record on Ancestry in my Excel research log?” or “How should I rename my record image files so they make sense and I can easily find them?” Believe it or not, I have had the same type of questions and I’ve come up with some neat solutions. I’m happy to share my tips and tricks so you can find genealogy research success!

Directory of Videos

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Accessing Free Records at Ancestry UK for US Residents

If you’ve ever tried to accessing free records at an Ancestry site that was not your country’s own site, here’s how to get what you need!

Excel Line Break

Ever wonder how to push data over to the next line WITHIN an Excel cell. Here’s the answer: press ALT + Enter!

Office Hours February 2, 2019 – How Do I Know What I Don’t Know

Our first “office hours” session was held live and online on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 pm CST. The focus was quick genealogy education . . . “How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education” and we had over 250 attendees with lots of great questions. Click HERE to download the extensive Question & Answer Log.

Office Hours April 6, 2019 – Managing the Genealogy Data Monster

Paste Special – How To Strip Out “Junk” When Copying Text from a Website

Have you ever been in the middle of researching genealogy and you need to copy a block of text from a website. It looks GREAT on the website, but when you paste it into your Microsoft Word document (reports, family stories) or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (research log), it looks ugly as sin? Well you haven’t heard of a little known function called PASTE SPECIAL! I learned this over 25 years ago when I trained to become a Certified Microsoft Word Trainer.

Saving a Record Image at

Here’s how to quickly save the image associated with a record at to your computer PLUS why you should ALWAYS save the record as soon as you find it!

The Password Trick

What if you could create a different password for every website you used and still remember those passwords? The Password Trick: A Foolproof System to Remember Passwords explains an easy-to-use formula for all your password needs. You’ll have strong passwords that are easy to remember and 99% of the time you’ll get in to the website on the first try!

Triple Click Trick

Learn and easy and quick way to always select the word or paragraph you want to copy in a document or on a web page!

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