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German Surnames - Last Name Meanings and Origins
Learn how German surnames originated, the different types of German last names, and the meanings and origins of the 50 most common German surnames.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with S
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter S, including Smith, Sanchez, Schmidt, Schwarz, Scott, Shaw, Simpson, Sinclair, Stewart and Stevens.

Surname Meaning | Surname Origin - Find the Meaning of Your Surname
Find the meaning of your surname online with these surname dictionaries and other resources for learning the origin of your surname, the meaning and history of your surname, surname distribution and location, and the origins of the most popular surnames.

LANG Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Lang or Lange surname, find out where the Lang last name is most common, and explore Lang family history and DNA projects.

HARTMANN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Hartmann surname, find out where the Hartmann last name is most common, and explore Hartmann family history and DNA projects.

Swedish Genealogy - Researching Swedish Ancestors - Sverige Genealogi
Explore the many Sweden genealogy records and databases available online, plus learn about Swedish heraldry, how to obtain genealogical records from Sweden, Swedish surnames, Swedish emigration and immigration, and Swedish royalty.

Swedish Patronymics: Swedish Surnames Explained
Learn how Swedish patronymic surnames were derived, and how to trace Swedish families without the benefit of a common family surname.

SCHROEDER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Schröder surname, find out where the name Schroeder is most common, and explore Schroeder family history and DNA research.

KLEIN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the German last name Klein, and find out where in the world and in Germany the Klein surname is most common.

Richter Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Richter, plus explore family history and famous individuals with the the Richter surname.

Schmitz Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Schmitz, plus explore family history and DNA projects for the Schmitz surname.

50 Most Common Danish Last Names and Their Meanings - 2015
List of most common Danish surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Danish last name.

50 Most Common Danish Last Names and Their Meanings - 2015
List of most common Danish surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Danish last name.

50 Most Common Danish Last Names and Their Meanings - 2015
List of most common Danish surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Danish last name.

50 Most Common Danish Last Names and Their Meanings - 2015
List of most common Danish surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Danish last name.

50 Most Common Danish Last Names and Their Meanings - 2015
List of most common Danish surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Danish last name.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with Q
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter Q, including Quigley and Quentin.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with U
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter U, including Usher and Ulrich.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with X
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter X.

QUENTIN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Quentin surname, and find out where the Quentin last name is most commonly found.

5 Ways to Explore Free Family History on FamilySearch
Learn how to make the most of the more than 6 billion genealogical records and other free family history resources available online from FamilySearch.

French Surname Meanings and Origins
Uncover the meaning of your French last name with this free guide to French surname meanings and origins, and family history.

About Genealogy: Trace Your Family Tree & Find Online Records
Build your family tree with expert-written genealogy tutorials, database recommendations, surname meanings, search strategies, and ancestry charts.

IRVING Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Irving, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Irving surname.

IVES Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Ives, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Ives surname.

XYLANDER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Xylander surname, explore Xylander family history and find out where the Xylander last name is most common.

SCHAFER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Schafer surname, find out where the Schafer last name is most common, and explore links to Schafer family history and DNA projects.

How to Trace Your Family Tree
Learn how to get started discovering your ancestry and create your first family tree with these guides to beginner genealogy.

Free Genealogy on the Web - Free Genealogy Databases, Charts, Classes and Tools
Track down your ancestors for free with this collection of free genealogy databases, free genealogy charts and forms, free genealogy classes, and other free genealogy resources and tools to get your family tree growing quickly.

Schmidt Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Schmidt, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Schmidt surname.

HOFFMANN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Hoffmann surname, find out where the surname is most common, and explore links to Hofmann family history and DNA projects.

NEUMANN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Neumann surname, find out where the Neumann last name is most common, and explore links to Neumann family history and DNA projects.

WAGNER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Wagner surname, find out where the surname is most common, and explore links to Wagner family history and DNA projects.

WEBER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Weber surname, find out where the surname is most common, and explore links to Weber family history and DNA projects.

MEYER Surname Meaning and Family History
Discover the origins of the German Meyer surname, plus possible meanings and information on where the Meyer surname is most common.

Kennedy Family Tree - Descendents and Ancestors
See the Kennedy family tree, with the children and grandchildren of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, including vital statistics.

Presidential Family Trees - Genealogies of the US Presidents
Genealogies and family trees for all 43 presidents (George Washington - George Walker Bush) from a variety of sources.

SHOOK Surname Origin and Last Name Meaning
Discover the origins of the Shook surname, plus possible meanings of the common last name. Includes links to databases and resources related to the last name Shook.

HAHN Surname Origin and Last Name Meaning
Discover the origins of the Hahn surname, plus possible meanings of the common last name. Includes links to databases and resources related to the last name Hahn.

8 Rules to Properly Record Names in Genealogy
Use these eight rules to record names for genealogical data and charts. Ensure your data is complete and less likely to be misinterpreted by others.

Royal Families
Have you ever wondered if you're related to royalty? Explore these family trees and genealogies of kings, queens and royal families around the world.

Cleopatra's Family Tree - Ancestry
See the family tree of Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt. Her ancestry is notable due to the intermarriage traditions of the Ptolemys, with few branches.

Genealogy Basics - Tips & Tutorials for Tracing Your Family Tree
Learn how to trace your family tree with these genealogy tips, lessons and step-by-step tutorials.

Vital Records Around the World
Access guides, links and databases of records of birth, marriage and death in countries around the world including vital records in the US, Canada, England, Australia, France, Germany and other countries.

US Vital Records: Where to Get Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Learn where and how to get copies of birth, death and marriage certificates in the U.S. states, including free online vital records.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with R
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter R, including Reagan, Reynolds, Roberts, Richardson, Robinson and Roosevelt.

RUSSELL Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Russell, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Russell surname.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with M
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter M, including MacKenzie, Madison, Mancini, Martin, McCoy, McDonald, McKinley, Metz, Meyer, Miller, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Morrison, Murphy and Murray.

Meanings and Origins of Common Last Names of Ireland
Take a look at this list for the meanings of many common Irish surnames and find where in Ireland these names are most commonly found. Page 2.

Irish Surnames: Common Last Names of Ireland with Meanings
Discover the meaning of your Irish last name, and learn where in Ireland these Irish surnames are most commonly found.

CALLAGHAN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn about the history and meaning of the Irish surnames Callaghan and O'Callaghan, and explore family history for Callaghan ancestors.

MADRID Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the Spanish last name Madrid

Grow Your Family Tree: Five Places to Track Down Parents
Having trouble getting your family tree back one more generation? Try these five tips for locating the parents of an ancestor.

ESTRADA Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Estrada, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Estrada surname.

EISENHOWER Surname Origin and Last Name Meaning
Discover the origins of the Eisenhower surname, plus possible meanings of the common last name. Includes links to databases and resources related to the last name Eisenhower.

ESPOSITO Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Esposito, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Esposito surname.

ERIKSSON Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Eriksson, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Eriksson or Ericsson surname.

Edwards Surname Meaning, Origin and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Edwards, plus explore historical records and family trees for the Edwards surname.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with E
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter E.

ELLIS Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Ellis, including where the surname is most commonly found, and explore Ellis family history.

PALMER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Palmer, including where the surname is most commonly found, and explore Palmer family history.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with A
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter A.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with I
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter I, including Irving and Ives.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with Z
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter Z, including Zawadzki, Zielinski and Zimmerman.

ADAMS Surname Meaning, Origin and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the Adams surname, plus learn where in the world the last name Adams is most common.

ABBOTT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the English last name Abbott plus find genealogy and family trees for the Abbott surname.

Zimmerman - Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Zimmerman and Zimmermann surname, plus learn where the name Zimmerman is most commonly found.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with C
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter C.

COOPER Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cooper, including where in the world the Cooper surname is most commonly found.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with H
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter H, including Hall, Hamilton, Harris, Hayes, Henderson and Hernandez.

HUSSAIN Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Hussain, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Hussain surname.

MENDEZ Surname Meaning and Family History
Find out the meaning and origin of the Mendez surname, plus explore genealogy and family trees for the Spanish last name Mendez.

Types of Marriage Records for Family History
Learn about the different types of marriage records that might be available for your ancestors, as well as what you might learn from them.

Nelson Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn what the last name Nelson means, where in the world it is most commonly found, and how to learn more about Nelson family history.

Murphy Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn what the last name Murphy means, plus where it is most commonly found, and explore family history for the Murphy surname.

Schneider - Surname Meaning and Family History
Learn the meaning of the Schneider surname, plus learn where the name Schneider is most commonly found and explore Schneider family history.

What Last Names Mean and Where They Came From
Learn how to discover the ethnic origin and meaning of last names, especially those which derive from occupations. Page 2.

Last Name Meanings - How to Find the Origin of Your Surname
Learn how to find the meaning of your last name and trace your surname's origin back through history. Describes the different ways in which surnames developed and tips for tracing last name meanings and origins.

GEDCOM 101: Tags Supported in the GEDCOM 5.5 Standard
A list of tags supported by the GEDCOM 5.5 standard. Page 4.

What is a GEDCOM File and How is it Used?
Learn what a genealogy GEDCOM file is, how GEDCOM works, how to create a GEDCOM file, how to read a GEDCOM file that someone sends you and more.

How to Open and Read a Genealogy GEDCOM File
Learn what a genealogy GEDCOM file is, how GEDCOM works, how to create a GEDCOM file, how to read a GEDCOM file that someone sends you and more. Page 2.

What Exactly Is a GEDCOM and How Do I Use It?
Learn what a genealogy GEDCOM file is, how GEDCOM works, how to create a GEDCOM file, how to read a GEDCOM file that someone sends you and more. Page 3.

Marriage Records & Genealogy - Tips & Online Indexes for Researching in Marriage Records
Marriage records are important for proving that our ancestors were legally married and that their children were legitimate, and because they often include the maiden name of the bride. Learn how to find and use marriage records, plus access online marriage indexes and records.

LAW Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the English surname Law, and find out where in the world the Law last name is most common.

LITTLE Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the English last name Little, and find out where in the world and in England the Little surname is most common.

How to Fill Out a Genealogy Pedigree Chart
Learn how to complete and use a pedigree chart and family group sheet, the two most common genealogy forms, plus download free forms for your own use.

How to Fill Out or Read a Family Group Sheet
Learn how to complete and use a family group sheet, one of the most common forms used for family history research. Plus, download a free copy! Page 2.

MERCIER Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the French last name Mercier, and find out where in the world and in France the Mercier surname is most common.

Tips for Salvaging Flood Damaged Photos, Papers & Books
Flood or water damaged photos, papers and other family valuables can often be saved by following these few, simple steps.

Tips for Saving Water Damaged Papers & Books
Learn how to save and recover important books and papers that have suffered from water damage, high-humidity, or flooding, including tips for keeping mold from developing, and dealing with musty smells. Page 2.

Alpha and Omega - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Symbolism
This photo of the Alpha and Omega symbol on a Vermont tombstone signifies the beginning and the end. Learn more in this photo glossary of cemetery symbolism.

American Flag - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Symbolism
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Anchor - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Their Meanings
The anchor is a common Christian symbol seen in the cemetery, especially on 18th and 19th century gravestones. Learn more about the meaning of the anchor on a tombstone in this photo gallery of cemetery symbols. Page 3.

Book - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Symbolism
Genealogy. Page 6.

Benevolent Protective Order of Elks - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Symbolism
The Elks symbol, pictured here, is generally represented by an elk head, clock and the letters BPOE. Page 5.

Broken Column - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbols & Symbolism
Genealogy. Page 9.

Calla Lily - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
The calla lily is a common symbol seen in the cemetery. View a picture and learn more about the meaning and symbolism of the calla lily. Page 7.

Daughters of Rebekah - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Their Meanings
The entwined letters D and R, the crescent moon, the dove and the three-link chain are all common symbols of the Daughters of Rebekah. Learn more about the commonly seen cemetery symbol, view a photo, and learn more about this women's fraternal organization. Page 10.

Horseshoe Symbol - Photo Glossary of Cemetery Symbolism
The horseshoe shape or symbol in the cemetery, as pictured here, may indicate protection from eveil, or an interest in or profession that involved horses. Page 15.

Knights of Pythius - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Inscriptions
Members of the Knights of Pythias, a benevolent fraternal organization, are often easily identified in the cemetery by their distinctive heraldic symbols. View photos and descriptions of cemetery symbols that represent the Knights of Pythius. Page 17.

Eastern Orthodox Cross - Russian Cross
The Eastern Orthodox or Russian Orthodox cross is easily recognizable in the cemetery due to its three distinctive cross bars. Learn the meaning behind the extra top bar and the bottom slanted cross bar. Page 13.

Angel on Tombstone - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
Angels are prominent in many cemeteries - as statues and carved into tombstones. Learn the meaning of this symbol, including its variations, in this photo gallery of cemetery symbols and meanings. Page 4.

Celtic Cross Tombstone - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
Whether a carved symbol, or the shape of the entire symbol, the Celtic cross is a common sight in cemeteries. Learn more in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism. Page 8.

Dove
A dove has special symbolism in both Christian and Jewish cemeteries. Learn more in this photo gallery of common tombstone symbols and their meanings. Page 11.

Draped Urn - Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
This draped urn was popular in the late Victorian period. Learn more about tombstones decorated with this symbol in this photo gallery of common tombstone symbols and meanings. Page 12.

Cemetery Symbolism - Tombstone Symbols and Meanings
Learn the meanings and interpretation of common tombstone symbols in this photo tour of a variety of tombstone engravings.

Cemetery Symbolism - Tombstone Symbols and Meanings
Learn the meanings and interpretation of common tombstone symbols in this photo tour of a variety of tombstone engravings.

Cemetery Symbolism - Tombstone Symbols and Meanings
Learn the meanings and interpretation of common tombstone symbols in this photo tour of a variety of tombstone engravings.

Inverted Torch - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Inscriptions
The inverted torch is a true cemetery symbol, symbolizing life in the next realm or a life extinguished. View a photo and learn more about the meaning of an inverted torch on a cemetery gravestone. Page 25.

Ivy and Vines - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Meanings
Twining vines, specifically ivy, carved onto a tombstone can have several meanings. Learn more in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism and tombstone symbols. Page 16.

Laurel Wreath - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Inscriptions
Photo and description of laurel symbolism in the cemetery. Learn what laurel and the laurel wreath represent on a tombstone. Page 18.

Lion - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
Lions generally appear as guardians in the cemetery. Learn more about the symbolic lion in this photo gallery of tombstone markers and meanings. Page 19.

Oak Leaves & Acorns
Oak trees, oak leaves and acorns are commonly used on tombstones as symbols of longevity and strength. Learn more about this and other tombstone icons in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism. Page 20.

Olive Branch - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Inscriptions
The olive branch and its association with peace make it a common sight on cemetery markers. View a photo and learn more about the meaning and symbolism of the olive branch in the cemetery. Page 21.

Pointing Hands
Learn the meaning of a hand with pointing finger as portrayed on a gravestone from this guide to tombstone symbols and icons. Includes a photo example. Page 14.

Sleeping Child - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
A carving of a sleeping child is commonly seen decorating children's graves during the Victorian era. Learn more in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism. Page 22.

Sphinx - Photo Gallery of Tombstone Symbols & Interpretations
The Sphinx is sometimes used in cemeteries to guard a tomb. Learn more about this neo-Egyptian symbol in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism. Page 23.

Square & Compass - Photo Gallery of Common Tombstone Inscriptions
This common Masonic symbol is often found on tombstones of the Free and Accepted Masons. Learn more in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism. Page 24.

Tree Trunk Tombstone - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
Tree trunk tombstones are an unusual sight in the cemetery. Learn more about these interesting grave markers in this photo gallery of cemetery symbolism. Page 26.

Wheel - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols and Their Meanings
Learn what it means when you find a wheel carved into a tombstone at the cemetery, including photos. Page 27.

Woodmen of the World - Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbols & Tombstone Inscriptions
View a photo and description of the cemetery symbols and inscriptions signifying the Woodmen of the World fraternal organization. Page 28.

WEST Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the English last name West, and find out where in the world and in England the West surname is most common.

Glossary of Common Land and Property Terms
Looking for the meaning of a word or term found on a deed or other property document? This glossary covers the meanings of the most common land terms. Page 2.

Glossary of Common Land and Property Terms
Find the meaning of the most common legal and historical words, and other special terminology, found in land and property records. Page 3.

Common Land and Property Terms: Definitions & Examples
Look up the meaning of a word or learn the special lingo commonly found in land and property records, including both legal and historical terminology.

About Genealogy - Occupations & Trades - Occupational Records
Learn how to research your ancestor's occupation or trade to learn more about who they were and what they did for a living. Includes information on researching specific occupations, including railroad workers, miners, actors and seamen, plus descriptions of now obsolete occupations.

Dictionary of Old and Obsolete Occupations - S
Learn more about old or obsolete occupations that begin with S, such as snobscat, stuff gown, spittleman, slopseller, scrivener and scabbler.

Dictionary of Old and Obsolete Occupations - W
Learn more about old or obsolete occupations that begin with the letter W, such as webber, wonkey scooper, white limer, whisket weaver and wardcorn.

Dictionary of Old and Obsolete Occupations - P
Learn more about old or obsolete occupations that begin with the letter P, such as plowman, pettifogger, pistor, porcher, puddler and piscarius.

Dictionary of Old and Obsolete Occupations - A
Learn about old or obsolete occupations that begin with A, such as argenter, aubergiste, axel tree turner, ankle beater and antigropelos maker.

How to Navigate an Ancestry Member Tree
Learn how to navigate an Ancestry member tree, what each of the views mean, how to view documents

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4 Options for Converting Slides to Digital Format
Got stacks of slide carousels loaded up with old family photos? Save these memories for future generations by digitizing and burning them to DVDs.

Can I Legally Use Online Photos in My Family History?
Can we legally use the fabulous photos that we find online in a published family history? A genealogy blog? A research report?

MOREAU Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the French last name Moreau, and find out where in the world and in France the Moreau surname is most common.

Irish Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree & History in Ireland
Explore online Irish databases, photographs, maps, and other genealogical records for tracing your Irish ancestors. Plus, Irish surname origins and guidance for tracing your family tree in Ireland.

Pennsylvania Genealogy: Databases & Digitized Records
Research and explore your Pennsylvania family history online with these Pennsylvania genealogy databases and digitized records collections—many free!

Pennsylvania Genealogy: Databases & Digitized Records
Research and explore your Pennsylvania family history online with these Pennsylvania genealogy databases and digitized records collections—many free!

Pennsylvania Genealogy: Databases & Digitized Records
Research and explore your Pennsylvania family history online with these Pennsylvania genealogy databases and digitized records collections—many free!

Irish Citizenship - Does Ancestry Make You Eligible?
Learn whether your Irish parents, grandparents or great-grandparents make you eligible for Irish citizenship by descent, and an Irish passport.

How to Apply for Irish Citizenship by Descent
Learn how to apply for Irish citizenship by descent and/or an Irish passport based on your Irish ancestry. Page 2.

Miller Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Miller, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Miller surname.

Nature vs Nurture: Do Genes or Environment Matter More?
New genetic findings continue to re-open the nature vs nurture debate. This article explores scientific studies and viewpoints that support each side.

Nature vs Nurture Debate - The Nurture Theory
Can nurture and the environment overcome what is programmed in our genes? This article explores evidence supporting the nurture theory. Page 2.

Martin Surname Meaning and Origin - Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Martin, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Martin surname.

Tips for Scanning & Restoring Digital Photos
Learn how to use your scanner and basic editing software program to repair, restore, and preserve your old family photos.

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Learn how to digitally correct and enhance your old family photos, including tips for removing red eye, scratches, and tears, plus correcting color. Page 3.

Genealogy
Learn how to enhance digitized family photos using techniques such as colorizing, adding captions, and creating vignettes (borders). Page 4.

Genealogy
Learn how to safely store and archive digital photos. Page 2.

10 Top Sources for Locating Ancestor's Maiden Names
Can't find the maiden name of your female ancestor? Here are ten of the best records and sources for locating clues to an ancestor's maiden name.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Step by Step Easy Land Platting
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Land Platting Step by Step - Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Instructions & Illustrations
Learn how to plat a piece of property from the deed description with this free land platting tutorial, complete with instructions and illustrations. Especially useful for genealogical or historical land research, or for placing a particular property on a map.

Walker Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Walker, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Walker surname.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with P
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter P, including Parker, Patterson, Penn, Perez, Peters, Polk, Powell and Price.

MUNRO Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Munro, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Munro surname.

PENN Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Penn, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Penn surname.

JEFFERSON Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Jefferson, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Jefferson surname.

CLEVELAND Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cleveland, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Cleveland surname.

FORD Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Ford, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Ford surname.

Obtain Louisiana Vital Records: Birth, Death & Marriage
Learn how to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates in Louisiana, including the dates for which Louisiana vital records are available, plus online resources.

PEREZ - Surname Meaning, Origin and Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Perez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Perez surname.

Digital Photo Editing & Photo Restoration - How to Restore Old Photos
Learn how to preserve, repair, and enhance your old family photos with a variety of digital techniques including scanning, colorizing, restoration and more. Includes tutorials in Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and other digital image editing programs.

Internet Genealogy - Tools for Researching Your Family Tree Online
Learn about genealogy research techniques and tools that can help you find your family tree online. Check out online genealogy databases, spice up your search techniques, and discover family history on the Web.

Photo Restoration Companies & Services - Restoring Old Family Photos
Using digital computer technology, old family photographs can be restored, repaired, retouched, copied, enhanced or resized, all without harming the original print. These professional photo restoration companies and services specialize in restoring old family photos.

How Can I Document My Genealogical Research?
Source citations, while not necessarily fun, serve to give your family history research both value and credibility. Learn how to cite a variety of common sources in this guide to genealogy documentation.

Genealogy Citation Examples
View citation examples for a variety of common genealogy and family history sources. Page 2.

Mexican Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Mexico
Learn how to research genealogy in Mexico. Covers birth, marriage, death, census, religious, military and immigration records, as well as other sources for family history in Mexico.

Locating Mexican Records of Birth, Death and Marriage
Learn how and where to find birth, marriage and death information and records for people who lived in Mexico, including civil registration records. Page 2.

Guidelines for Starting a Genealogy Business
Yes, genealogists can make money for doing what they love. Learn how to start your own genealogy business with these simple steps.

Steps for Starting a Genealogy Business
Learn about genealogical certification and other considerations for starting your own business as a professional genealogist. Page 2.

How to Create a Heritage Scrapbook - Family History Album
Learn how to use old photos, memorabilia, and memories to create a historical and visual scrapbook of your family history and heritage.

Scrapbooking Your Family History
Learn the basics of assembling a family history or heritage scrapbook, including selecting and cropping photos, choosing colors and arranging the page. Page 2.

Scrapbooking Your Family History
Learn how to add family stories and interesting embellishments to your family history scrapbook to complement your old family photographs. Page 3.

Top 10 U.S. Databases for Tracing Your Family Tree
Learn which genealogy Web sites and databases provide the most information in return for your time and or money with this guide to the genealogy resources that professional genealogists return to over and over.

Free Family History Databases at Your Local Library
Learn how to find and access genealogical databases for free through your local library—both at the library and from the comfort of home.

Table of Nicknames and First Name Matches
How can we match up nicknames with first names? While it isn't always a straightforward process, this list can help you to identify possible given or first names that match up with some of the most common nicknames.

10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Genealogist
Learn what it means to be a professional genealogist, how to become a certified genealogist, and if genealogy is the right profession for you.

Find Your Ancestors in Land & Property Records - Land Deeds & Databases
Learn how to research your ancestors using deeds and other land records, including how to decipher old deeds and draw a plat map. Plus, how and where to access land records on the Internet.

Public Land Records: Homesteads, Credit Sales, Military Warrants
Learn about the various ways in which individuals could acquire public domain land, including homesteads, cash sales, donation lands and military warrants. Page 2.

Research in Public Land Records - Section, Township, Range
Learn how to research US federal public land records, including the types of land records available and links to free online public land records.

Where to Find Federal Land Records: Genealogy Research
Tract books, land entry case files and survey notes and field plats are valuable resources for researching ancestors living in the public domain states. Page 3.

Hill Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Hill, plus links to family trees and genealogical records for the Hill surname.

5 Family History Scams to Avoid - YOUR Family History Scam
Before you start researching your family tree online, check out this article to learn how to spot and avoid five common genealogy scams, including the popular family inheritance scam.

5 Family History Scams to Avoid - Misleading Software & Services
Before you start researching your family tree online, check out this article to learn how to spot and avoid five common genealogy scams, including the popular family inheritance scam.

5 Family History Scams to Avoid- Coat of Arms Confusion
Before you start researching your family tree online, check out this article to learn how to spot and avoid five common genealogy scams, including the popular family inheritance scam.

5 Family History Scams to Avoid - Fake Genealogists
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5 Family History Scams to Avoid
Learn how to spot and avoid 5 common family history scams, including the popular family inheritance scam, fake coats of arms and misleading services.

Best Places to Publish Your Family History Online
Looking for the best place to share your family tree online? Check out these 8 options for publishing your family tree research, photos and stories.

German Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research German ancestry online in this collection of German genealogy databases and records, including vital, census, military and church records.

German Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research German ancestry online in this collection of German genealogy databases and records, including vital, census, military and church records.

German Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research German ancestry online in this collection of German genealogy databases and records, including vital, census, military and church records.

MOORE Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Moore, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Moore surname.

Get Started with FamilySearch Indexing
Join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who devote time to indexing digital images of historic records in seven different languages for free access to the genealogy community on FamilySearch.org. Learn how to become one of the thousands of new volunteers who continue to join the initiative each month.

Get Started with FamilySearch Indexing
Join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who devote time to indexing digital images of historic records in seven different languages for free access to the genealogy community on FamilySearch.org. Learn how to become one of the thousands of new volunteers who continue to join the initiative each month.

Get Started with FamilySearch Indexing
Join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who devote time to indexing digital images of historic records in seven different languages for free access to the genealogy community on FamilySearch.org. Learn how to become one of the thousands of new volunteers who continue to join the initiative each month.

How to Become a FamilySearch Indexing Volunteer
Learn how to become a FamilySearch indexing volunteer, to help make genealogical records from around the world available online for free research.

Get Started with FamilySearch Indexing
Join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who devote time to indexing digital images of historic records in seven different languages for free access to the genealogy community on FamilySearch.org. Learn how to become one of the thousands of new volunteers who continue to join the initiative each month.

FamilySearch Indexing - Launch the Software
Join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who devote time to indexing digital images of historic records in seven different languages for free access to the genealogy community on FamilySearch.org. Learn how to become one of the thousands of new volunteers who continue to join the initiative each month.

Presidential Surname Meanings and Origins
Learn what the names of the US Presidents mean along with details on their country of origin and family trees. Includes links to related genealogy resources for each surname.

ARTHUR Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Arthur and learn where in the world the last name Arthur is most commonly found.

MCKINLEY Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name McKinley, plus find genealogy and family trees for the McKinley surname.

German Genealogy - Trace Your German Family Tree in Germany | Deutschland
Research your German ancestry with this collection of genealogy and family history records and resources, including tutorials on German genealogy research, German surnames and naming customs, German dictionaries and translation, the Palatine migration, Hamburg and other passenger lists and free online German genealogy databases.

VANDERBILT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Vanderbilt, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Vanderbilt surname.

FILLMORE Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Fillmore, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Fillmore surname.

Naming Patterns, Practices & Customs for Countries and Cultures Around the World
An understanding of naming patterns can be very helpful in tracing ones ancestry, as families in many cultures followed the custom of naming their children in a specific manner. Learn more about common naming practices, for both surnames and given names, in various countries and cultures around the world.

Autosomal DNA Test for Genealogy: What it Can Tell You
What is an autosomal DNA test? Where should I have it done? What do my results mean? Learn how autosomal DNA can help you learn about your ancestors.

Timeline of Major U.S. Public Land Laws & Acts
Learn about legislation enacted by US Congress pertaining to sale and distribution of public domain land, including military bounty land warrants and the homestead act.

Major U.S. Public Land Laws & Acts, 1841–1862
Timeline of public domain land acts of US Congress, including military bounty land warrants, donation lands, preemption lands, and the homestead act. Page 2.

JONES Surame Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Jones, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Jones surname.

BUCHANAN Last Name Origin and Meaning
Have you wondered what your Buchanan last name means or where it came from? Learn about the origins of the Buchanan last name.

SCHULZ Last Name Origin and Meaning
Learn the origin and meanings of the last name Schulz and variations such as Schultz, and links to genealogy and family trees for the Schulz surname.

Australian Gold Rush Immigrants
If your ancestor arrived in 1850s Australia or 1890s Western Australia, you may have a digger in the family tree. Research your gold rush ancestors!

Tennessee Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records in Tennessee.

WWI Draft Registration Records
Draft records contain a wealth of information on millions of men between 16–45. Learn how to access and research in WWI draft registration records.

Historical Diaries & Journals Online
Experience the past lived by your ancestors, through personal narratives and writings depicting time, places and events from around the world.

Historical Diaries & Journals Online
Experience the past lived by your ancestors, through personal narratives and writings depicting time, places and events from around the world.

How to Find Out if Your Ancestor Had More Than One Wife
Men facing the loss of a spouse while raising children often remarried quickly. Learn how to find out if your ancestor had more than one wife.

POLK Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Polk, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Polk surname.

Williams Name Meaning and Origin
Everything you want to know about the last name Williams, including its meaning and origin.

TAFT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Taft, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Taft surname.

TRUMAN Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Truman, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Truman surname.

Historical Research & Genealogy - How to Use History to Add Life to Your Family Tree
Add some authenticity and interest to your family tree with details and stories from history. Learn to use timelines, dig up interesting historical and social facts, research old occupations, learn what daily life was like for your ancestors, or even try your hand at reenacting!

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with J
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter J, including Jackson, Jones, Johnson, Jefferson, Jenkins and Joyce.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with W
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter W, including Wagner, Walker, Wall, Wallace, Ward, Washington, Weber, White and Williams.

Genealogy Records & Databases - Find Your Ancestors in Records & Databases
Explore your ancestry in a variety of genealogical records and databases, including birth records, marriage records, death records, cemetery records, census records, land records, military records, wills, church records, adoption records and more. Arranged by topic.

Law Research & Legal Sources for Genealogists
Learn how to use law and legal sources to answer genealogical questions.

Historical U.S. Prison Records Online
Research the possible criminal ancestors in your family tree through these online sources for historical prison records and inmate records.

Historical U.S. Prison Records Online
Research the possible criminal ancestors in your family tree through these online sources for historical prison records and inmate records.

Five Steps to Verifying Online Genealogy Sources
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Family Bibles - Genealogy Begins At Home
Learn how to use your family Bible as a source for family information such as births, marriages and deaths, how to verify the accuracy of a family Bible as a source and sources for locating family Bibles outside of the home.

Newspapers - Historical Newspapers Online
Newspapers provide a window into the lives of your ancestors through advertisements of popular products, ‘gossip’ columns, notices of births, deaths and marriages, long-forgotten news items pertinent to the day and even editorial comments reflecting community sentiments. Don't miss these online sources for the newspapers of our past.

Alumni Records and School Records - About Genealogy
School records, including elementary, high school, college, university and alumni records, include fascination details and statistics about our ancestors. Learn how to find and research old school records around the world with these handy guides and links.

Locating Information about Methodist Ministers Online
A wide variety of Methodist resources can be found online, many of which include information and records of long-ago Methodist ministers.

Create Your Own Heirloom Photo Ornament
Create your own treasured heirloom ornament with step-by-step instructions for using old family photos to make beautiful Christmas photo ornaments.

How to Care For and Protect Old Photographs
Learn what causes photographs to deteriorate, along with tips for what to avoid and suggestions for proper photographic storage and handling.

Five Golden Rules for Growing Family Trees
Don't get so wrapped up in your genealogy hunt that you forget the basics. Make sure you're following these five golden rules for genealogy success!

Five Golden Rules for Growing Family Trees - Items 4 & 5
Making good use of sources is one of many important research skills and strategies. Learn how with these five golden rules for growing family trees. Page 2.

10 Important Clues to Follow Up in Deeds
Learn how to unlock the power of deeds to answer questions about family history, relationships, inheritance, financial status and family events.

Best Genealogy Websites for Researching Irish Ancestors
Explore a number of Irish genealogy databases offering valuable family history data in the form of extractions, transcriptions and digitized images.

Best Genealogy Websites for Researching Irish Ancestors
Explore a number of Irish genealogy databases offering valuable family history data in the form of extractions, transcriptions and digitized images.

BROWN Name Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Brown, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Brown surname.

MADISON Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Madison, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Madison surname.

TYLER Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Tyler, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Tyler surname.

VAN BUREN Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Van Buren, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Van Buren surname.

Genealogy in France: How to Research French Ancestry
Learn how to research your French family tree with this guide to genealogical records and family history research in France.

Genealogy in France - Civil Registers
Research your French ancestors in civil registers of births, marriages and deaths. Learn which civil records are available online, and how to obtain copies of birth, marriage and death records by mail when they are not available online. Page 2.

Genealogy in France - Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Learn how to access civil records of birth, death and marriage in France, from towns and archives in France, the Family History Library, and online. Page 3.

Genealogy in France - Finding & Using French Parish Registers
Early records of birth, death and marriage in France were maintained by the Catholic church. Learn how to locate and get copies of these records. Page 4.

Genealogy in France - Census, Cemetery & Military Records
Learn about a variety of records, beyond vital records, for researching French ancestry, including census, cemetery, military and notarial records. Page 5.

8 Ways to Avoid Barking Up the Wrong Family Tree
Learn how to avoid wrong turns in your family history research so you don't end up researching ancestors who aren't really yours!

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Civil War Union Pension Records: Family History Research
Learn how to access Civil War pension applications for Union soldiers and what genealogically useful information they may contain.

5 Things You Can Learn From Death Records
Death records often include helpful information beyond date and place of death. Learn what else a death certificate may tell you about your ancestors.

Smith Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Smith, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Smith surname.

mtDNA Testing for Genealogy: Clues to Family History
What will an mtDNA test tell me about my ancestors? Where can I have it done? Get answers to these and other questions about ancestral mtDNA testing.

City Directories - Family History Research Online
Learn how to use city directories to help build your family tree, as well as where you can access city directories online for genealogy research.

Historical City Directories Online
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Planning a Genealogy Vacation
A summer vacation combined with genealogy research can be rewarding and fun for you & your family. Learn how to avoid frustration and achieve success.

10 Ways to Maximize Research at the Courthouse or Archives
Make your genealogy research trip to the courthouse, library or archives as productive as possible with these tips for planning your visit and maximizing your results.

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Clues in the Courthouse - Tracing Your Ancestors in Courthouse Records
Learn about the day-to-day business of your ancestors through a visit to the county courthouse. Learn how to determine which courthouse to visit, what types of records you can find, and other options for accessing court records, both online and off.

Genealogy Research Guides, Inventories & Finding Aids
Learn how to effectively use and access published genealogical research guides, inventories and finding aids so you don't miss out on critical records!

Make Use of Research Guides & Finding Aids - About Genealogy
See how use of preliminary inventories and research guides available from the National Archives can help you uncover and access a wealth of records. Page 2.

Find a Surname
Find out the meaning of your last name, search for the surnames in your family tree, or learn how surnames have developed and changed over time.

SINCLAIR Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Sinclair, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Sinclair surname.

US Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree in the United States
Trace your U.S. ancestors with these free records, databases, and resources for each US state and territory. Plus, meanings of common US surnames and famous US family trees.

Genealogy Records & Resources By State - Genealogy in the United States
Explore genealogy records and resources for each state in the US, including birth, marriage, and death records, genealogical societies, and free genealogy databases.

Surname Queries & Surname Message Boards - Genealogy Query Opportunites
Post a surname query or search for your surname on these surname specific message boards and query sites.

Wilson Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Wilson, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Wilson surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

100 Most Common US Surnames: Meanings and Origins
100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.

New South Wales: Australia Genealogy Databases Online
Research and explore your New South Wales, Australia, genealogy and family history online with these online New South Wales genealogy databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

How to Prove Your Family Tree Connections
Make sure that every ancestor you place on your family tree really belongs there by learning how to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard to your genealogical research.

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How to Analyze a Historical Document: Questions to Ask
Learn how to analyze the reliability of information contained in a historical document in the context of the time and place in which it was created.

Researching German Ancestors: Genealogy in Germany
Trace your German roots back to the old country step by step, from locating your ancestor's German hometown to accessing records in Germany.

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Steps to a Successful and Memorable Family Reunion
Connect with seldom-seen family members, meet new ones and celebrate your heritage with these steps for organizing a memorable family reunion.

Steps to a Successful Family Reunion
Connect with seldom-seen family members, meet new ones and celebrate your heritage with these steps for organizing a memorable family reunion. Page 2.

Researching Your Revolutionary War Soldier Ancestors
Enjoy the thrill of discovering a Revolutionary War ancestor in your family tree with this guide to the records and research of Revolutionary War ancestors.

Researching Soldiers of the American Revolution
Learn how to locate and access military service record and pension records for soldiers of the American Revolution, both online and off. Page 2.

HUNT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Hunt, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Hunt or Hunter surname.

10 Fun Family History Activities for Family Reunions
Give one of these 10 fun family history activities a try at your next family reunion to get people talking, sharing and having fun.

Family History: 5 First Steps for Finding Your Roots
Want to dig into your family history but aren't sure where to begin? These 5 steps will start you on a fascinating journey into your genealogy.

Australia & New Zealand
Resources for genealogy in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea including lessons, message boards, archives, lookup volunteers, surnames, documents, photographs and more.

Family History in the Classroom - Resources for Teachers
Tutorials, articles and family tree lesson plans help teachers and students learn the important steps and principles of family history research -- genealogy -- including how to trace their family tree, understand immigrant origins, explore history in the cemetery, discover world geography, etc.

Genealogy Libraries & Research Centers
Explore the collections of some of the world's largest genealogy libraries, including several libraries which lend records by mail. Plus tips for doing genealogical research in the library.

Adoption Family Tree: Adopted, Birth or Both Families?
Learn how to address an adoption in your family tree and download family tree charts which include special options for adopted families.

Family History Center: Mormon Genealogy Records Near You
Learn how to research your family tree at a Mormon Family History Center near you, with tips for locating a FHC and requesting genealogical records from Salt Lake City.

Researching the Civil War Soldiers in Your Family Tree
Learn how to research your Civil War ancestors, including the major and alternative sources for records of Union and Confederate soldiers.

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Search Draft Registration Records (Cards) From WWII
The mandatory draft for World War II left behind records of the millions of American men who registered. From them you can learn

10 Most Common Questions About Family Tree Research
Interested in researching your family tree? Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked genealogy questions.

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How To Research Hispanic Heritage and Genealogy
10 steps to finding your hispanic ancestors, including the basics of family tree research in Spain, Latin America, Mexico, Brazil and other Spanish speaking countries.

Researching Records of Old Railroads & Railroad Workers
Learn how and where to locate old railroad histories, employee records and other information for your railroad ancestors.

Google News Archive - Search Historical Newspapers
Try these search tips to improve your chances of finding historical articles, obituaries, marriage announcements and more in Google News Archive - many of them free in online digitized format!

German Genealogical Word List: English Equivalents
A list of English words and their German equivalents to help family historians translate terms commonly found in German genealogical records.

MACKENZIE Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name MacKenzie and McKenzie, plus where in the world the MacKenzie surname is most commonly found.

DOUGLAS Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the Scottish last name Douglas, plus where in the world the Douglas surname is most commonly found. Info on Douglass too.

GRANT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Grant, plus where the Grant surname is most commonly found, and famous individuals named Grant.

CAMERON Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cameron, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Cameron surname.

Native American? How to Trace American Indian Ancestry
Learn how to research Native American ancestry, plus how to determine if your Indian ancestry qualifies you for tribal membership.

KOVACS Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Kovács, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Kovacs, Kovac, or Kovach surname.

BURNESS Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Burness, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Burness surname.

Ahnentafel - Genealogical Numbering System
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HOLMES Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Holmes, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Holmes surname.

SZABO Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Szabo, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Szabo surname.

KNIGHT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Knight, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Knight surname.

Pennsylvania Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages
Learn how to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates in Pennsylvania, including available dates and where to access PA vital records online.

Kentucky Vital Records - Marriage, Death & Births
Learn how to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates in Kentucky, including dates for which KY vital records are available and online resources.

South Carolina Vital Records: Births, Marriages & Deaths
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records from South Carolina, including online resources.

How Are Diseases Inherited? Genetic Mutations Explained
Learn about the many different ways in which you may inherit a disease from your parents, or even a distant ancestor.

Y-DNA Testing for Genealogy - How Does it Work?
Learn how a Y-DNA test can be used to learn about ancestry, where to have it done, and how to interpret the results.

How to Interview a Relative - About Genealogy
Step-by-step tools and ideas to get you started interviewing your relatives. You will probably be surprised at the stories they have to share.

New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages Available Online
Learn how to access records of New Zealand births, marriages and deaths online, and what information you can expect to find in the records.

World War I - The First World War History & Genealogy
Histories, indexes, databases, and transcriptions of the military records of World War I ( 1914 - 1918 ), plus World War One pictures, military records, timelines, causes and other information.

American Genealogy - World War I Records and Resources
Whether they served in the military, or knitted socks for the troops, millions of Americans participated in some capacity during World War I. Learn more about them through this collection of online WWI records, databases and other resources.

Chavez Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Chavez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Chavez surname.

Case Studies in Genealogy - Learn from the Experts
Case studies in genealogy offer the opportunity to learn from the research mistakes and successes of others, and can often teach you about research methodologies or unique resources or records that you may not have otherwise encountered.

Online Genealogy: How Much Can You Find Online?
While you can't find your entire family tree online, it is impressive how much you can learn using a single genealogical document as a starting point.

Historical Map Overlays for Google Maps and Google Earth
Browse this free listing for downloads of historical map overlays ready for you to view or import directly into Google Maps or Google Earth.

US Military Veterans Cemetery & Casualty Records Online
Locate U.S. military personnel and veterans who died in service or are buried in a national veterans cemetery or in a private cemetery with a government grave marker.

Genealogy Case Studies: Learning by Example
One of the best ways to improve as a genealogist is by reading case studies, written examples of research problems, methodologies, and unique records shared by fellow genealogists.

Military Remembrance Days Around the World
Learn about days of remembrance held in countries across the world to honor military who died in service, including Memorial Day, Remembrance Day and Anzac Day.

Holiday History and Traditions - Holiday Customs in Your Family Tree
Holidays are an important part of family history and heritage. Learn more about your ancestors' holiday traditions with these holiday histories, traditions, legends, and lore.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online: Where to Find
Learn where to access free, digitized copies of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps online for select states, cities, and towns. Most date 1880s through 1922.