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How, exactly, are you related to the child of your great-great-grandmother’s son? We’ll explain the steps to calculating cousinhood!READ MORE
The mixed-race Melungeon people from Appalachia can be tough for descendants to trace. Learn some origin theories and tips for starting your research.READ MORE
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How to Research Witnesses and Bondsmen in Genealogy Records
Take your research down new paths by studying the witnesses and bondsmen named in records. Learn when they were needed and what they can reveal.
Photo Negatives: How to Scan, Preserve and Store Them
Learn how to care for and scan old photo negatives—and why they deserve a place in your collection.
Great-uncle, or grand-uncle? Here’s one perspective on the avuncular controversy.READ MORE
Swipe away with the most useful genealogy and family tree apps that are right in the palm of your hand, and take your research on the go.READ MORE
Senior family members are often the best genealogy resource. Here are family history interview questions to ask to discover more about generations past.READ MORE
PRESERVE HOLIDAY MEMOMORIES AND TREASURES
If you’re looking for the perfect gift, skip the shops and get out your family records. Share your glad tidings with these DIY family history book projects.READ MORE
Ancestry or MyHeritage? FamilySearch or Findmypast? Our expert compares the records, family trees and DNA tests of the “Big Four” genealogy websites.READ MORE
DNA testing has opened up new doors for researchers hoping to find their birth parents. Learn how to use data in your DNA results to figure out relationships.READ MORE
Deciding where you want to store your family tree, whether online or via software, can be a tough choice. Here, we’ll provide you with the tools to determine which online tree or family history software is best for you!READ MORE
SHARE THE JOYS OF GENEALOGY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Sometimes it’s a good thing when your roots are showing! We’ve rounded up the tools available to help you create a printed family tree poster to share.READ MORE
Genealogy TV shows offer tips and inspiration for discovering family history. Here are 11 must-watch inspiring and informative family history programs.READ MORE
GENEALOGY FUN FOR ALL AGES
These six genealogy “dream jobs” take your love of research and turn it in to a profession.READ MORE
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How Witness Records Can Guide Your Genealogy Research R...
In this podcast, Robyn Smith tells us how you can use witness records to guide your genealogy research. Plus: learn what to do with photo negatives and how ...
Build Your Family Tree with DNA – An Interview with ...
In this episode, Diahan Southard talks about building your family tree with just your DNA. Also, learn about DNAPainter.om and storytelling tools.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Learn how your ancestors celebrated the holidays around the world and what you can do to celebrate the holidays in fun, new ways.READ MORE
Here’s an article that looks at some common German Christmas traditions that you might consider adopting this year to celebrate your German heritage.READ MORE
FIND YOUR ANCESTORS FOR FREE
Compare-a-Face is a fun new FamilySearch website feature that uses photos to decide which relatives you most resemble. How well does it work? We try out Compare-a-Face and give you tips for best results.READ MORE
Transferring your DNA results means you can take them from one company to another. Here’s why and how to take advantage of this research technique.READ MORE
Here are seven techniques you can use to research for free on Ancestry.com, no subscription required!READ MORE
WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Looking for ideas for planning family reunion? Follow these 10 steps to a fun reunion for the whole family.READ MORE
Winter solstice marks an astronomically significant time of the year. Learn how your ancestors celebrated it.READ MORE