Do you have a family tree mystery that might be solved by a medical record? I do. My grandfather had an aunt who immigrated from Norway to North Dakota in 1915. She was married in 1917 and our records show that her husband died around 1920. We cannot find records of her after her marriage in 1917, b...
Do you love family history research? Do you consider yourself a genealogist (professional or hobbyist)? If you find yourself agreeing with the following statements then there is no question that you are!
April 25th marks National DNA Day, which celebrates the discovery of the double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome project 50 years later. Find all of the sales here.
Some time ago, you decided that you wanted to know more about yourself and your family history beyond what the paper trail revealed, so you purchased a DNA kit. Like me, you likely had a number of questions answered and were faced with a surprise or two. If you're the curious type (and you probably....
Many people are unaware of the fact that not all of Ancestry's records show up in search. Ignoring these collections is a huge mistake, however, since they could contain valuable information about your ancestors.
Planning a family reunion can seem like a truly monumental task. This simple guide will help you break down the steps and arrange your get together in just one week. Get ready for an adventure!
Have you taken the time to find the gravesite of each of your ancestors? If you haven't, you could could be missing a key part of your genealogy puzzle. This guide will show you how and where to locate them.
Are you looking for a beautiful family tree template for a craft or school project, to display in your home or share with family? A blank, printable family tree can be used for all of these purposes and more. The trick is finding one that's styled just right for your needs.
In 1879 the U.S. government asked the states to take a semi-decennial census in 1885 - in addition to the upcoming 1880 and 1890 censuses - with the promise that they would cover 50% of the costs of the undertaking.

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Looking for birth, marriage or death records from England or Wales in the last 180 years? Then you'll need the free GRO index. Here's how to use it.
Looking for an offline record, record collection or genealogy resource? This site allows you to search out its location in a snap. is famous for its hints - those little green leaves in your family tree that give you fact suggestions from records and other trees. But they're not the only ones that offer them.
Although this information may seem simple, it is not always obvious how this process works. Kimberly Tucker has taken the time to go over how to download your tree from the big three subscription sites - Ancestry, MyHeritage and FindMyPast - and has also provided links to some additional instruction...
Included in this event are such important collections as Ireland, Select Catholic Marriage Registers, 1775-1912 and Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911...
For avid family historians the search for the perfect tree program can be a challenging one. We need a very specific set of tools, intelligent ways to enter and view data, robust reporting options and ongoing stability - but we also hope for an intuitive and attractive design, access from any device...
Are you encountering a lot of indexes in your Ancestry research? This technique will show you how you can find many of the original records online for free.