Genealogy Insider

Here's your source for Family Tree Magazine's user-friendly take on what's happening inside the genealogy industry. We'll not only give you the news, we'll also tell you what it means to your genealogy research.
Along the way, we'll share expert research tips, behind-the-scenes peeks at life inside the cubicle walls of the country's best-selling how-to genealogy magazine, and the occasional random (and ideally, highly entertaining) thought. All with the hope of inspiring and furthering your family history search—and keeping it fun.

Photo Detective

Maureen A. Taylor, photo historian and author of Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs, investigates readers' mystery photographs—free—using clues such as clothing, hairstyles and props. Want to put her on the case for your old-photo questions? See the blog's Navigation section for instructions on submitting your pictures.

Family Tree Firsts

A little while back, we looked for a newbie genealogist to be a blogger for Family Tree University for six months. From the dozens of entries we received, we selected Nancy Shively of Skiatook, OK, as our Family Tree Firsts blogger! She's a librarian and budding genealogist who blogs about her discoveries, challenges and family stories.

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