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The History of the Hidden Branch

It is now the 28th of October, 2020, meaning the Hidden Branch blog has officially been around for ONE WHOLE YEAR!!! For this occasion, our member, Tyler, would like to present the history of this small blog group…and you would be surprised how much history this group has! The first idea of “the Hidden Branch” […]

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Vietnamese Genealogy Research – the Tips and Challenges…

As someone who is half-Vietnamese in heritage, it is no surprise that I have learned a thing or two about Vietnamese research; and I have to say it is pretty tricky. Vietnam has never really been a country that has kept genealogical records, most likely due to the country’s tumultuous history. But here I will […]

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Introducing Teens to Genealogy – Conor

We at the Hidden Branch want to introduce more teens into the world of genealogy! Tyler, one of our Hidden Branch Members, did some genealogy research for his friend, Conor. Tyler looked into the family history of Conor’s grandfather and found his family’s past was a unique mix of Italian, German, and French immigrants, who […]

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Miscellaneous Nationalities

Polska Research!

Polish genealogy is split basically in three because of the partitions done by the Russian, Prussians, and Austrians. I would recommend learning history and about all the border changes because it can get confusing real quick. (One day you’re in Prussia, the next Russia). With each section, I will give resources I’ve found helpful and […]

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Free Genealogy Websites For Irish Family History Research – 10th February 2020

Here is a collection of some of my favourite and most used free genealogy websites. There are many valuable genealogy records on pay sites, such as Ancestry or Findmypast, but there also great free genealogy websites, which also contain important genealogical databases. Most of the websites below are related to Irish genealogy research as most […]

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An Interview with Eric Schubert of ESGenealogy – December 21st, 2019

Well on the Hidden Branch, we love to find teenagers interested in Genealogy and this one has made his name shine over the US particularly in New Jersey, it’s Eric Schubert! Let’s hear what he had to say in response to the questions that Daniel put to him… 1) What got you into genealogy & […]

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Before you start researching what should you do? – November 6th, 2019

Now before you start putting information into a family tree, you need to get that information which gives my first tip: Ask your family members, grandparents and get any nuggets of information that you can get e.g. Names of ancestors, dates, places, ask about photographs of ancestors. Stories from grandparents about their lives can be […]

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Introducing you to Walk My Past – February 1st, 2020

Now this site has been on the genealogy scene for quite a while and the founder Abbie Allen has a goal to get 1,000 genies on her website “Walk My Past”. At the time of writing this, she currently has 204 (2 of which are the Hidden Branch’s founders – Daniel & Emily) WMP has […]

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The Flesh and Bones of Genealogy

Although I have only been doing genealogy for about two years, I have learned a lot about the subject in that time and feel somewhat confident in my knowledge of the field. So today, I would like to share a brand new way of thinking about how to structure your family history. I like to […]

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Ideas for Staying Organized

Ideas for Staying Organized In my opinion, one of the most important aspects in being successful with your genealogy research is staying organized. We have all once not been unorganized with family history research; having a messy tree, not properly sourcing your relatives, mistakenly recording that your distant ancestor was born before their parents, etc […]