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How ChatGPT can help in your genealogy research

What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT is a language model designed by OpenAI based on the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) architecture. It can understand natural language and generate human-like responses to questions and prompts. ChatGPT is designed to have a wide range of applications, including chatbots, virtual assistants, and language translation. Users can interact with ChatGPT through various interfaces, such as a web browser or a messaging app, to receive automated responses based on their input.

So how can AI and Chat GPT help in genealogy research? Not sure how?

Well I was wondering the same so I asked ChatGPT and this was its reply on how it can assist in family tree and ancestoral research...


"As an AI language model, ChatGPT can assist with genealogy research in the following ways:

  1. Answering specific questions: ChatGPT can provide answers to specific questions related to genealogy research, such as "What was the name of John Smith's mother?" or "Where was Sarah Brown born?".

  2. Providing background information: ChatGPT can provide background information on genealogy research topics, such as explaining the difference between birth and death certificates or describing how to use census records.

  3. Offering research suggestions: ChatGPT can suggest additional resources or approaches for genealogy research, such as recommending websites, archives, or libraries that may contain relevant information.

  4. Translating foreign-language documents: If you have access to foreign-language documents related to your genealogy research, ChatGPT can translate them for you.

Overall, ChatGPT can be a helpful tool for genealogy research, providing quick access to information and suggestions for further research.

However, it's important to note that ChatGPT's responses should be considered as a starting point and not a substitute for thorough research and analysis."



AI has the potential to replace traditional search engines like Google and Bing in the near future and after using ChatGPT for a couple of weeks I've realized that its benefits extend beyond just being an AI tool for genealogy.


One of the main advantages of using ChatGPT is that it allows for a natural conversation and continuous questioning, enabling you to learn more about a specific topic especially historic events during the life span of some ancestors.


Feel free to try ChatGPT for yourself.



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