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We’re honored to be listed as one of Family Tree Magazine’s best genealogy websites!

We’ve been chosen by Family Tree Magazine as one of their 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2021! Thank you Family Tree Magazine!

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Free Genealogy Books

RootsRevealed just posted a list of 10 websites with free genealogy books. I recommend checking them out. GenGophers is of course among them 🙂

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We’re back!

We were going to shut down GenGophers at the end of May. After three years in operation, we’d never managed to make enough money from ads to cover our hosting costs. But after receiving encouraging suggestions from a number of people … Continue reading

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Genealogy Gophers is now two scoops instead of just one!!

                                  Much of my free time during my high school years was spent scooping ice cream at my parents’ Baskin-Robbins ice cream store. It seems … Continue reading

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Down last week!

Our search engine went down for a few days last week – while I was on a lake fishing, far from the Internet – and the back-up plan didn’t work :-(. I’m creating a better back-up plan.

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Still trying to hunt down those pesky long-lost relatives? GenGophers just added more search tools to help you find them.

The improvements don’t include better telescopes to look further back in time (or cool hats with big feathers to keep the sun out of your eyes).  But we did recently release some great new and enhanced search features on the … Continue reading

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“So, what’s your secret sauce?!?”

You may have heard the tongue-in-cheek depiction of a statistician:  someone who can sit on a large block of ice with her hair on fire and, when asked how she feels, calmly reply, “you know, on average, I feel pretty good.” … Continue reading

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We’re excited to be here!

We’re definitely excited to have launched our new site at!   If you’ve had a chance to try us out, you know that Genealogy Gophers is both free (really!) and that it produces unique search results different from those … Continue reading

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We’re Under Construction!

You’ve reached the future home of the Genealogy Gophers blog, but we’re still unpacking 🙂 We should be moved in next week!

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