Research Strategies Articles
Expert answers on researching before the first US census in 1790.
Discover five powerful ways online maps can help you solve research problems and envision your ancestors’ world. This article contains a Genealogy How-To Video demonstrating how to use online maps for your genealogy research.
Discover how to glean genealogy clues from your ancestors' wills.
Boost your research with the top family history research tips from our archives, in honor of the magazine's 15th anniversary.
Reinvigorate your research and bust through roadblocks with these 41 ideas to find your roots in 2014.
Overwhelmed by clutter? Convinced there’s a better way to tackle your genealogy to-do list? Get ideas to organize your research and maximize your results with our look inside the workspaces and best practices of six professional genealogists.
Q. My uncle was a B&O Railroad engineer from the 1930s to the '50s. Family legend has it that he “drove” one of President Eisenhower's victory trains. B&O says its records are gone, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library says train engineers weren't recorded. How can I prove this story?
Save money by preventing yourself from being caught in a scam.
Since its debut, Family Tree Magazine has been right there with you as technology and trends revolutionize genealogy. Here's a look at the biggest developments and how they've changed your family search.
Keeping a family history research journal can help you track and organize your finds, uncover clues you've overlooked — and share the story of your search. Here's how to get started.