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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.

Genealogy Mapping Tools - Map Making Tools & Software for Family History Maps
Create personalized maps of your family history or family's migration with these mapping tools and software.

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

10 Steps to Writing Your Family History
Yes, the research is the fun part. Writing a family history book just seems too daunting to be fun. But when the relatives start nagging, try these 10 easy steps for making your family history book a reality.

Tips for Writing Your Family History
From organization, to making it interesting, these 10 steps will help you turn your years of genealogical research into a book or story that your whole family will love. Page 2.

Strategies for Tracing the Women in Your Family Tree
Learn special strategies for researching the women in your family tree with this guide to finding maiden names and other clues to female ancestors in a variety of genealogy records.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Printing & Publishing Your Family History Book
Your family history manuscript is a thing of beauty. Now explore the various publishing options, from photocopying to professional publishing, including a list of publishers, bookbinders, and other contacts.

GARZA Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Garza, plus learn where individuals with the Garza surname are living today.

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

COOK Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning of the Cook surname and where it comes from, along with info on where the name is most prevalent, and links to Cook genealogy.

Family History Publishers - Short Run & Print on Demand
If you're interested in self-publishing your family history, these short run and print on demand printers can print anywhere from one to hundreds of copies. Many also provide layout and design services and specialize in printing family histories.

CONNELL and O'CONNELL Surname Origin and Meaning
Learn the meaning and origin of the popular Irish last name Connell and its variations such as O'Connell, Connall, and O'Connall, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Connell surname.

Where Your Social Security Number was Assigned
Is there anything you can learn from a Social Security number that may provide clues to your ancestors? Learn more about how social security numbers are assigned and what the numbers mean.

Discovering the Occupations of Your Ancestors
Researching the occupations of your ancestors may uncover valuable clues for your family tree. Learn how and where to learn more about the jobs your ancestors did for a living.

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Preparing Your Family History Book for Publication
Whether you want to print a few copies for family members, or sell your book to the public-at-large, today's technology makes self-publishing your family history book a fairly easy process.

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Creating a Genealogy Blog
One interesting way to document your family history search and share it with others is to create a family history blog. Learn how to use blogs, short for web logs, as an easy way to get your family history and genealogy photos online.

Ellis Island Database, History, Immigrants and Lists
America's official immigration center from 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island welcomed over 12 million immigrants to New York. Learn about the history of immigration to Ellis Island, and search for your ancestors in the database of Ellis Island passenger lists and manifests.

Identifying and Dating Old Cabinet Card Photographs
Most of us have a cabinet card in our collection of old ancestral photos, which tells us it was most likely taken between about 1870 and 1900. But you can also further narrow down the time when the photo was taken. Learn how to identify the popular cabinet card, and how to use clues such as cardstock weight and color, and the type of border, to narrow down the time period when the photo was printed.

5 Places to Collect and Preserve Family Stories
preserve family memories online social networking journal family stories

Creating Heritage Scrapbook Pages on Your Computer
Learn how to use your computer to turn your precious family photos into a beautiful scrapbook or album through the art of digital scrapbooking. Going digital instead of the traditional scrapbook route means less money spent on supplies and the ability to print out multiple copies of your beautiful scrapbook layouts.

Celebrity Family Trees - Genealogies of Famous Celebrities
Are you related to a famous celebrity? Browse family trees and genealogies for famous actors, actresses, musicians, singers, comedians, and other famous celebrities from stage and screen.

Famous Family Trees - Celebrity Trees & Famous Folk
Explore the ancestry and family trees of fun and fascinating people, including royalty, nobility, presidents, famous historical figures, famous women, Greek and Roman gods, and a variety of fictional characters from books and television.

Family Tree Chart - Free Interactive Family Tree Template
This free family tree chart records the ancestors from whom you directly descend in a graphical family tree format, suitable for sharing or even framing. Best of all, it can be completed in your computer browser and then saved or printed.

Free Five Generation Family Tree Fan Chart - 5 Generation Genealogy Chart with Twining Roses
Display your family tree in style with this free, printable genealogy fan chart. It displays five generations of ancestors in a beautiful fan style, complete with vining roses. Available for free download and printing. Page 3.

Free Genealogy Charts and Forms
View, download, save and print a variety of free family tree charts and forms. Some of the free family tree charts are even interactive - meaning that you can type in the fields online before saving locally to your computer or printing for family members. The interactive forms require only the free Adobe Reader to use.

Free Genealogy Pedigree Chart to Complete on Your Computer
Fill in your family tree and share it right online or save to your computer with this free, four-generation, interactive pedigree chart. It can also be printed and filled in by hand. Page 2.

Family Trees of Famous Sports Stars & Athletes
Explore the family trees of some of the world's greatest sports stars and celebrity athletes, both past such as Babe Ruth to present--think Drew Brees.

Family Trees of Historical Figures & Other Famous Folks
Explore family trees of some of the world's great historical figures, inventors, scientists, and other famous folks from history.

Vital Records of Birth, Marriage and Death in France
Official civil recording of births, deaths and marriages in France began in 1792. Best of all, a good number of them are available for research online. Learn how and where to locate the birth, marriage and death records of your French ancestors with this handy guide.

Famous Americans in the 1940 Census
Explore the lives of famous Americans, as seen through the lens of the 1940 U.S. Census. Famous actors, sports stars, authors, artists, and scientists are all represented in the 1940 census, including well-known celebrities such as Clark Gable, Albert Einstein, E. E. Cummings, Babe Ruth, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Family Tree and Genealogy of Actor James Stewart
Beloved American actor Jimmy Stewart was born to typical small-town roots in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where his father owned the local hardware store. His parent's Western Pennsylvania roots both date back to the 1770s.

Myers Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Myers, plus find family trees for the Myers surname, as well as variant surnames such as Myer and Meyers.

Family Tree of Harry Potter Author, JK Rowling
Learn about the English, Scottish and French roots of Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling, also known as Joanne Rowling. Surnames include Rowling, Rawlings, Hill, Westwood, Holmes, Bulgen, Warner, Card, Volant, Smith and Campbell.

Family Tree and Ancestors of Alfred Sharpton, Jr.
Learn about the African American roots of Reverend Al Sharpton, back to slavery.

Genealogical Scholarships, Awards and Contests
A wide variety of genealogical scholarships and other prizes are awarded to genealogists each year. Find a writing competition or genealogical scholarship that meets your interests.

Genealogical Scholarships, Awards and Contests
A wide variety of genealogical scholarships and other prizes are awarded to genealogists each year. Find a writing competition or genealogical scholarship that meets your interests.

Must Have Genealogy Books
Top essential genealogy reference books that both beginner and professional genealogists should have on their bookshelf.

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

Genealogical & Historical Documents at Footnote
Footnote.com offers online access to millions of historic documents from American history, including pension and service records of the American Revolution and Civil War. Learn what to expect from this subscription-based service.

How to Read and Convert Dates in Old Documents
Dates are a very important part of historical and genealogical research, but dates aren't always as they appear. Learn how to accurately read and convert dates in old documents and records, including common calendar conversions, feast days and other special dates, quaker style dates, and accurate date recording.

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Civil War Confederate Pension Records Online
While many Union veterans received Civil War pensions from the U.S. federal government, Confederate pensions were granted by the various states. Learn where and how to locate Confederate pension records, both online and off.

Civil War Confederate Pension Records Online
While many Union veterans received Civil War pensions from the U.S. federal government, Confederate pensions were granted by the various states. Learn where and how to locate Confederate pension records, both online and off.

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

Johnny Carson Ancestry and Family Tree
Explore the mid-west U.S. ancestors of late night TV legend and comedian, Johnny Carson, in this extensive family tree and genealogy.

Researching French-Canadian Ancestry & Genealogy
Even if you can't read French, tracing French-Canadian ancestors can be easier than many people expect due to the excellent record keeping of the Catholic Church in Canada.

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What You Can Learn From the FHLC
Learn about many of the genealogical records available for the locations your ancestors lived with the Family History Library Catalog online.

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50 Interview Questions to Ask Your Relatives
What to ask when you get a chance to quiz your relatives about their lives and their family history.

Cadency, Marshalling, Arms for Women
Learn what heraldry is, how coats of arms are granted, and what the blazons on the shields mean in this primer on heraldry for genealogists.

Parts of the Coat of Arms - Shield, Mantle, Wreaths and Mottos
Learn to recognize the parts of a traditional coat of arms, or achievement -- including the shield, helm, crest, mantle, wreath and motto -- and what each represents. Page 2.

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

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

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

French Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in France | Françaises
Search for your French and French-Canadian ancestors in this collection of genealogy and family history databases and resources for France. Includes tutorials for researching French ancestors, suggestions for writing to France and translating French records, and information on civil records, parish registers and other French genealogical records.

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

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

How to Open a Genealogy GEDCOM File
Learn how to open a genealogy GEDCOM file (.ged) using a genealogy software program, or by uploading it to an online family tree builder.

Name Sharing - Junior (Jr.) or "The Second" (II)?
In the About Genealogy forum this week, a reader explains that she wants to name her son after her husband's great-great-grandfather - a wonderful way to honor his ancestor!

Rivera Surname Meaning and Origin - Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Rivera, and find out where in the world the Rivera surname is most common today.

Maldonado Surname Meaning and Origin - Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Maldonado, and find out where in the world the Maldonado surname is most common.

Torres Surname Meaning and Origin - Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Torres, and find out where in the world the Torres surname is most commonly found.

Ruiz Surname Meaning and Origin - Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Ruiz, and find out where in the world the Ruiz surname is most common.

Cruz Surname Meaning and Origin - Family History
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cruz, and find out about famous people named Cruz and where in the world the name Cruz is most common.

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

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with G
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter G, including Garcia, Garfield, Gibson, Gonzales, Gordon, Graham, Grant, Gray, Green and Griffin.

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

MUNOZ Surname Meaning and Origin - Family Tree
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Munoz, and find out where people with the Munoz surname live today.

Diaz Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Diaz, and find out where in the world the Diaz name is most common.

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

How to Do a Tombstone Rubbing
Learn how to create a tombstone rubbing without causing damage to the gravestone, including tips on materials and alternate methods.

Y-DNA Testing - What if I Match Men with Different Surnames?
Even though Y-DNA follows the direct male line, matches with surnames other than your own can occur. Yes, this could indicate an adoption or other non-paternal event, but there are also a number of other explanations.

Hernandez Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn about the meaning and origin of the last name Hernandez, where the Hernandez surname is most common, and famous people named Hernandez.

SOTO Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn about the meaning and origin of the last name Soto, where the Soto surname is most common, and famous people named Soto.

Salazar Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn about the meaning and origin of the last name Salazar, where in the world the name is most common, and famous people with the Salazar surname.

Vargas Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Vargas, and learn where in the world the Vargas surname is most commonly found.

Cortez Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cortez, where in the world the surname is most common today.

Reyes Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Reyes, and explore where in the world the Reyes name is most commonly found.

Gomez Surname Meaning and Origin
Discover the meaning and origin of the last name Gomez, learn about famous people with the Gomez surname, and find out where the name is popular now.

WPA Historical Records Survey - How to Find Copies
The Historical Records Survey of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) offers invaluable inventories of county, church, and other historical records. Learn how to access!

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

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

How to Research Loyalist Ancestors
Learn about records for researching Loyalist ancestors, from military units, to confiscated estates, to lists of refugees in Canada and the Bahamas.

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

Delgado Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Delgado, plus learn where in the world the Delgado is found today.

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

Alvarez Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Alvarez, plus learn where in the world people with the Alvarez last name are most commonly found.

Flores Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Flores, plus learn where the Flores name is most commonly found today.

Sanchez Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Sanchez, plus learn where in the world the Sanchez name is most commonly found.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with F
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter F, including Ferguson, Fisher, Forbes, Ford, Fraser and Foster.

Vasquez Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Read about several possible meanings and origins of the last name Vasquez, plus learn where the Vasquez and Vazquez surnames are most common today.

Historic Causes of Death - Old Diseases & Death Statistics
Learn about the causes attributed to the death of your ancestors, from

Old Diseases and Obsolete Medical Terms: Definitions
Learn about historical causes of death over time, as well as modern definitions of old diseases and archaic medical terms.

ACOSTA Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origins of the Acosta surname, plus find out where the Spanish Acosta last name is most commonly found today.

Genealogy of Mexico - Tracing Mexican Ancestors
Research your Mexican ancestry with these genealogy databases, records and resources for the country of Mexico. Includes information on the meanings of many Spanish and Mexican surnames, as well as details on birth, marriage and death records.

Spainish & Basque Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in Spain | España
Explore genealogy & family tree records and tutorials for Spain with information on tracing your Spanish ancestors, locating Basque records, message and query boards, genealogy research sites and databases, archives, libraries, maps and history.

Spanish Surnames: Meanings and Origins of Hispanic Names
Learn why most Hispanic people use two last names, plus find meanings and origins for fifty of the most popular Spanish surnames.

Hispanic Surnames: Meanings, Origins & Naming Practices
Uncover the meaning of your Spanish last name with this free guide to Hispanic surname meanings and origins. Includes links to related Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican genealogy resources.

VEGA Surname Origin and Last Name Meaning
Learn the meaning and origins of the Vega surname, plus find out where the Spanish Vega last name is most commonly found today.

FIGUEROA Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origins of the Figueroa surname, plus find out where the Spanish Figueroa last name is most commonly found today.

WALL Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the common last name Wall plus find genealogy and family trees for the Wall surname.

WALLER Surname Origin and Last Name Meaning
Learn the meaning and origins of the Waller surname, plus find out where the last name is most commonly found today.

US Census Agricultural Schedules: Research & Online Access
Explore the U.S. Agricultural Census from 1840 to present, including what you can learn from agricultural census schedules, and how to access them online.

Dubois Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Dubois, plus find out where in the world people with the Dubois surname are found.

WATT Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the Watt surname, plus find out where the Watt name is most commonly found.

Watson Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the Watson surname, plus find out where the Watson name is most commonly found.

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

Jewish Genealogy
Research your Jewish ancestry with these outstanding genealogy resources including online databases, archives, tutorials, genealogical and historical societies, family trees, genealogy conferences, Holocaust information, online museums, queries, and more.

12 Free Jewish Genealogy Databases Online
Explore some of the best, free Jewish genealogy resources and databases available online for genealogists and historians researching Jewish ancestors.

25 Favorite Family History Quotes - About Genealogy
Find famous quotations related to genealogy and family history, including humorous quotes, inspirational quotes and others.

Social Security Application Form SS-5: How to Get a Copy
Learn how to obtain a copy of Form SS-5—Application for Social Security Number—for any deceased individual from the US Social Security Administration.

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

Military Genealogy - Records & Resources for Tracing Military Ancestors
Search for your military ancestors in these military records and resources categorized by conflict, including histories of battles and battlefields, online veteran's memorials, soldiers and their military units, and tutorials on finding record of your veteran ancestors.

1883 Pension Roll Online: Military & Genealogy Research
This 1883 list of U.S. military pensioners is a valuable resource for genealogists researching military ancestors. Learn how to search it online for free!

Tips for Taking Great Cemetery Pictures
Use your camera to capture tombstones and cemeteries for posterity with these simple tips on time of day, lighting and enhancing inscriptions.

Cemetery Research for Family History and Genealogy
Learn how to locate the cemetery where your ancestors are buried, glean everything you can from the tombstone inscriptions, and track down burial records.

How to Locate Cemeteries and Burial Locations
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Plan a Research Trip to the Cemetery - Tips for Your Cemetery Visit
Whether you're visiting the cemetery for personal family history research, or heading out with a group for cemetery cleanup or surveys, it pays to be prepared. Learn what to bring and wear for your cemetery research trip. Page 3.

Surveying Cemeteries - How to Record and Survey a Cemetery
Learn what details are important to record when visiting a cemetery for family history research, plus tips on what you can glean from tombstone arrangement, inscriptions and other cemetery clues. Page 4.

Cemetery Records - Genealogy Research in Cemeteries - How to Locate Your Ancestor in the Cemetery
Search for your ancestors in free cemetery and obituary listings. Plus, learn how to do a tombstone rubbing, use GPS to locate family cemeteries, clean and maintain cemeteries, interpret the meaning of icons and symbols on gravestones, and use records from funeral homes, undertakers and coroners.

Death and Burial Customs - Funerals & Mourning
Burial customs and other social rituals surrounding death provide an interesting look at the beliefs, superstitions and traditions of our ancestors.

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

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

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

DAVIS Surname Meaning and Origin - About Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name

Family Coats of Arms - They Aren't What You Think
Learn why the coats of arms and family crests you see in the stores and online probably have nothing to do with your personal family history.

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

Vital Records Research: Births, Deaths and Marriages
Learn how vital records of birth, death and marriage can be used to learn about your ancestors, plus how and where to access them both online and off.

Genealogy Correspondence: Request Information by Mail
Learn how to use postal mail to obtain research and documents on your ancestors, such as obituaries, vital records and land deeds.

Special Federal Census Schedules: More Than the U.S. Population Census
If your ancestors were deaf, farmers, slaves, veterans, deceased, or ran a business when the census taker came knocking, you may be able to learn more about them from these special census schedules of the United States census.

Organize Your Genealogy Research - Organizing Tips & Tricks
Reduce your genealogy clutter. Learn how to get those mounds of papers, books and scraps organized and keep them that way with these organization systems and tips for using files, folders, binders and your computer to keep your family tree organized.

Organize Your Digital Genealogy Photos & Files
Learn how to organize your digital genealogy files - downloaded records and images, digital photos, emails and scanned documents - with this step by step guide to computer organization for genealogists.

U.S. State Archives Online - History and Genealogy
Access the online historical and genealogical records collections and searchable online holdings catalogs and finding aids for each of the 50 state archives in the United States.

U.S. State Archives Online - History and Genealogy
Access the online historical and genealogical records collections and searchable online holdings catalogs and finding aids for each of the 50 state archives in the United States.

U.S. State Archives Online - History and Genealogy
Access the online historical and genealogical records collections and searchable online holdings catalogs and finding aids for each of the 50 state archives in the United States.

U.S. State Archives Online - History and Genealogy
Access the online historical and genealogical records collections and searchable online holdings catalogs and finding aids for each of the 50 state archives in the United States.

U.S. State Archives Online - History and Genealogy
Access the online historical and genealogical records collections and searchable online holdings catalogs and finding aids for each of the 50 state archives in the United States.

What was the Law? How to Find Historical Statutes Online
Learn how to locate a law in effect at a particular time and place, or locate individuals named in private laws or acts. Includes sources for online historical federal and state statutes.

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Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files - About Genealogy
Restrictions on Chinese immigration to America from 1882–1943 resulted in documents known as Chinese Exclusion Case Files. A great source of information for anyone researching Chinese American genealogy!

GRAHAM Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the common last name Graham plus find genealogy and family trees for the Graham surname.

BRYANT Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the common last name Bryant plus find genealogy and family trees for the Bryant surname.

BAUER Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the German last name Bauer plus find genealogy and family trees for the Bauer surname.

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

WISNIEWSKI - Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the popular Polish last name Wisniewski and its variations, including the feminine version Wisniewska, plus learn where individuals with the Wisniewski surname can be found living today.

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

Female Ancestors: Fashion, Hairstyles and Couture
Learn how to re-create a general description of your female ancestor through a study of the clothing, hairstyles, and fashion of the time and place in which she lived.

Fashion Throughout History: Sources for Research
Fashion sources and timelines for researching historical clothing of a particular era, or using styles and accessories to help assign a time frame to a vintage photograph.

NOWAK - Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the common Polish last name Nowak and variations, including the Czech Novak, plus learn where in the world the surname is found.

The Interesting Ancestors of Emily and Zooey Deschanel
The ancestry of television stars and sisters, Emily and Zoey Deschanel, stretches back to France, Ireland, and Switzerland, and also includes Quaker and early Colonial American ancestors.

Is My Surname Jewish? About Genealogy
Many of the names that people think

KOZLOWSKI - Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the popular Polish last name Kozlowski and its variations, including the feminine version Kozlowska, plus learn where individuals with the Kozlowski surname can be found living today.

KWIATKOWSKI Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the popular Polish last name Kwiatkowski and its variations, plus learn where individuals with the Kwiatkowski surname can be found living today.

AGUILAR - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Aguilar Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Aguilar and browse related Aguilar surname resources.

BRISCOE - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Brisco Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Briscoe and browse related Brisco surname resources.

DAVIDSON - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Davidson Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Davidson and browse related Davidson surname resources.

DOCHERTY - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Docherty Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Docherty and browse related Docherty surname resources.

DUPONT - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Dupont Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Dupont and browse related Dupont surname resources.

DURAND - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Durand Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Durand and browse related Durand surname resources.

FUCHS - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Fuchs Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Fuchs and browse related Fuchs surname resources.

GAUTHIER - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Gauthier Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Gauthier and browse related Gautier surname resources.

GIFFORD - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Giffard Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Gifford and browse related Giffard surname resources.

GRIFFIN - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Griffin Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Griffin and browse related Griffin surname resources.

GUERIN - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Guerin Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Guerin and browse related Guerin surname resources.

GUPTA - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Gupta Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Gupta and browse related Gupta surname resources.

HERRMANN - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Herrmann Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Herrmann and browse related Herrmann surname resources.

JASINSKI - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Jasinski Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Jasinski and browse related Jasinski surname resources.

LEFEBVRE - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Lefebvre Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Lefebvre and browse related Lefebvre surname resources.

LEHMANN - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Lehmann Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Lehmann and browse related Lehmann surname resources.

MOREL - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Morel Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Morel and browse related Morel surname resources.

RICHARD - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Richard Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Richard and browse related Richard surname resources.

SAWICKI - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Sawicki Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Sawicki and browse related Sawicki surname resources.

SCHOLZ - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Scholz Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Scholz and browse related Scholz surname resources.

SHAW - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Shaw Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Shaw and browse related Shaw surname resources.

VALDEZ - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Valdez Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Valdez and browse related Valdez surname resources.

VINCENT - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Vincent Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Vincent and browse related Vincent surname resources.

WAGNER - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Wagner Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Wagner and browse related Wagner surname resources.

WALCZAK - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Walczak Genealogy
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WIECZOREK - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Wieczorek Genealogy
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KAISER - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Kaiser Genealogy
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KRAUSE - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Krause Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Krause and browse related Krause surname resources.

KUHN - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Kuhn Genealogy
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MARSHALL - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Marshall Genealogy
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MOJICA - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Mojica Genealogy
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MONROE - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Monroe Genealogy
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MORIN - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Morin Genealogy
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PAWLOWSKI - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Pawlowski Genealogy
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PIERCE - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Pearce Genealogy
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POOLE - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Poole Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Poole and browse related Poole surname resources.

POWELL - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Powell Genealogy
Learn the meaning of the last name Powell and browse related Powell surname resources.

Family Trees of Famous Women - About Genealogy
Explore family trees and biographies of famous women throughout history.

Place Your Female Ancestors in Historical Context
Learn how to use historical resources such as timelines, postcards, and newspapers to discover more about your female ancestors.

NOWAKOWSKI Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the popular Polish last name Nowakowski and its variations, plus learn where individuals with the Nowakowski surname can be found living today.

What is a Dit Name? About Genealogy
Found primarily in France, New France (French-Canada, Louisiana, etc.), and Scotland, dit names are essentially an alias tacked on to a family name or surname.

British Columbia Genealogy - Free Online Records and Databases for British Columbia Canada
Search for your British Columbia ancestors in these free online British Columbia genealogy records, indexes, cemetery transcriptions, and other online genealogy databases with family history information pertaining to British Columbia, Canada.

Warwickshire Genealogy - Trace Your Ancestors in Warwickshire
Find your ancestors in Warwickshire, England with the help of these online genealogy databases, family trees, historical timelines and maps, archives and libraries, and other Warwickshire genealogical resources.

Alabama Genealogy & Family History
Explore Alabama genealogy and family history resources, including free online Alabama genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Alabama surnames and family tree.

Alaska Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Alaska genealogy and family history resources, including free online Alaska genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Alaska surnames and family tree.

Alberta Genealogy and Family History - Tracing Your Family Tree in Alberta, Canada
Search for your Alberta ancestors in these genealogy and family history records and resources focused on Alberta genealogy. Includes Alberta archives, online records and databases, research guides, lookups, queries, genealogical and historical societies, and Alberta surnames.

Arizona Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Arizona genealogy and family history resources, including free online Arizona genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Arizona surnames and family tree.

Arkansas Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Arkansas genealogy and family history resources, including free online Arkansas genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Arkansas surnames and family tree.

British Columbia Genealogy and Family History - Tracing Your Family Tree in BC, Canada
Research your British Columbia ancestors with these British Columbia genealogy and family history resources and records. Find archives, online records and databases, research guides, genealogical and historical societies, military records, vital statistics, cemetery transcriptions and British Columbia surnames.

England Vital Records - Births, Marriages, Deaths, Baptisms & Burials in England
Learn how to obtain a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate from England, or follow the links for access to England civil registration indexes and other records of birth, marriage and death online, including parish registers of baptisms, marriage banns, and burials. Many of the online vital records databases offer free access, while others (clearly marked) require a subscription or fee.

Florida Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Florida genealogy and family history resources, including free online Florida genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Florida surnames and family tree.

Georgia Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Georgia genealogy and family history resources, including free online Georgia genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Georgia surnames and family tree.

Hawaii Genealogy & Family History - Hawaiian Genealogy Resources from About Genealogy
Explore Hawaiian genealogy and family history resources, including free online Hawaii genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Hawaii and Polynesian surnames, heritage, and family tree.

Loyalists in the American Revolution - Researching Loyalist Ancestors
Access databases, historical information and other genealogical resources for Loyalists in the American Revolution, including those who stayed in America and those who moved on to Canada, England or other British-controlled territory.

Manitoba Genealogy and Family History - Tracing Your Family Tree in Manitoba, Canada
Research your Manitoba, Canada, ancestors with these Manitoba genealogy and family history resources and records. Find archives, online records and databases, research guides, genealogical and historical societies, military records, vital statistics, cemetery transcriptions and Manitoba surnames.

Minnesota Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Minnesota genealogy and family history resources, including free online Minnesota genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Minnesota surnames, ancestors, and family tree.

New Brunswick Genealogy and Family History - Tracing Your Family Tree in New Brunswick, Canada
Search for your New Brunswick ancestors in these genealogy and family history records and resources focused on New Brunswick genealogy. Includes New Brunswick archives, online records and databases, research guides, lookups, queries, genealogical and historical societies, and New Brunswick surnames.

Ontario Genealogy and Family History - Tracing Your Family Tree in Ontario, Canada
Search for your Ontario ancestors in these genealogy and family history records and resources focused on Ontario genealogy. Includes Ontario archives, online records and databases, research guides, lookups, queries, genealogical and historical societies, and Ontario surnames.

Quebec Genealogy and Family History
Search for your Quebec ancestors in these genealogy and family history records and resources focused on Quebec genealogy. Includes Quebec archives, online records and databases, research guides, lookups, queries, genealogical and historical societies, and Quebec surnames.

Wales Genealogy - Tracing Your Welsh Ancestors & Family Tree
Explore your Welsh ancestry in this collection of records and databases, including birth and death, marriage, military and church records, plus obituaries and cemeteries. Plus, guideance for tracing your family trees in Wales.

Wisconsin Genealogy & Family History - About Genealogy
Explore Wisconsin genealogy and family history resources, including free online Wisconsin genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Wisconsin surnames, ancestors, and family tree.

War of 1812 - History & Genealogy
Genealogy and history resources for the War of 1812 including pictures, maps, US bounty land warrants, causes, cemeteries, societies, Canadian muster rolls, military service records and other information.

September 11 Exhibitions & Archives
Archivists, museums, historians, genealogists, and government agencies across the world have worked to document the tragedy, people, and events of September 11. Learn more about their efforts to preserve memorials and artifacts, explore a variety of September 11 archives and exhibits both online and off, and learn what you can do to help preserve the memories and history of 9/11.

Castle Garden Immigration and Genealogy - Castle Garden New York
Not all immigrants to NY came through Ellis Island! Explore these ships passenger lists, history, photos and other records of U.S. immigration through Castle Garden, New York.

Civil War - American Civil War History, Ancestors, Documents and Pictures
Research your Civil War ancestor, explore online databases of servicemen who served in both the Confederate and Union armies, learn about Civil War military and pension records and how to obtain them, and research the history of the War Between the States.

Immigration to Ellis Island - Ships Passenger Lists Records History Photos
Explore ships passenger lists, history, photos and other records of U.S. immigration through Ellis Island, New York.

England Genealogy - Tracing Your English Ancestors & Family Tree
Research the English ancestors in your family tree with these free genealogy databases, mailing lists, records, and tutorials geared toward family history research in England.

Family Tree Maker Genealogy Software - FTM Reviews, Tips, Help and Comparisons
Visit the official product Web site for this popular family tree software program, plus find reviews, tips, mailing lists, and more for Family Tree Maker genealogy software.

Galveston, TX - USA
Galveston, TX enjoys a legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. More than 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States came through Galveston, “The Ellis Island of the West.

American Revolution - Genealogy War for Independence Fourth of July
Trace the Revolutionary War ancestors in your family tree with this guide to the American Revolution, including military service records, pension files, maps, military actions and battles, history, pictures and more.

RootsMagic Family Tree Software - Reviews, Downloads, Tips, and Help
Read reviews, download a free trial, find help and tech support, or explore tips and lessons for this genealogy software program from FormalSoft, creators of Family Origins and RootsMagic.

Scotland Genealogy - Tracing the Scottish Ancestors in Your Family Tree
Explore your Scottish roots with this collection of genealogy databases, how-to guides and other Scottish genealogy resources and records geared toward family history research in Scotland.

Spanish American War - History, Photos & Genealogy
Learn about the history of the Spanish American War and how to research Spanish-American war veterans with these genealogy and military resources for the Spanish-American War.

World War II
Military records can contain a treasure trove of information for genealogists. Learn what records are available for the second World War and the Holocaust, and how to obtain them.

Acadian and Cajun Genealogy - Researching Acadian Ancestors
Explore your Acadian and Cajun ancestry with these outstanding genealogy resources and databases.

Angel Island Immigration Center - Angel Island, California
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Canadian Census and Genealogy - Research Your Ancestors in the Canada Census
Learn how to use census records in your Canadian genealogy research, search through online census indexes and transcriptions from Canada, and stay up-to-date with the post-1901 census movement.

Canadian Military Genealogy - Wars & Military Records in Canada
Explore Canada's rich military history, find online military records and collections related to Canadian veterans, and view memorials to Canada's dead.

Denmark Genealogy - Tracing Your Danish Family History - Danmark Genealogi - Dansk Genealogy
Genealogy and family history resources for Denmark including how to trace your roots in Denmark, Danish surnames, online databases, maps and geography of Denmark and other Denmark genealogy links.

Free Online Census - Records & Lookups - US Census Online
Find your ancestors in the U.S. census with these free online census records and images, census indexes and databases, and census lookup volunteers.

French Genealogy Online - Databases & Records from France on the Internet - Actes Etat Civil, Recensements de Population, Registres Paroissiaux
France has a lot of digitized records and genealogical databases available for viewing, browsing and searching on the Internet, including birth, marriage and death records ( actes etat civil ), census records ( recensements de population ) and parish registers ( registres paroissiaux ).

German Emigration and Passenger Lists
Explore online and printed databases and indexes for Germans emigrating from Germany to North America and other areas. Includes passenger lists and other emigration records for Hamburg, Bremen and other German ports.

US Census Tips, Tutorials & Tools - Using the US Census to Find Your Ancestors
Learn how to use the US Census to find the ancestors in your family tree with these census research tips, tutorials and tools.

Genealogy of the US Virgin Islands - About Genealogy
Search for your Virgin Islands ancestors in these genealogy and family history records, databases and resources for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Includes vital records, surnames, mailing lists, free lookups and Virgin Islands databases.

First Name Meanings & Origins - The Meaning Behind Given Names
Learn about the origins and meanings of first names or given names, along with common naming patterns found in some families and cultures.

Puerto Rican Genealogy - Family History Guide to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Search for your Puerto Rican ancestors in these genealogy and family history records, databases and resources for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Includes Puerto Rico vital records, archives, surnames, mailing lists, message boards, maps, history, and free genealogy lookups.

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

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with K
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter K, including Kelly, Kennedy, King, Koch and Krause.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with L
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter L, including Lee, Lincoln, Law, Lambert, Little, Long, Lewis and Lopez

British Isles Genealogy - Databases, Archives and Records
Search for your ancestors in these genealogy databases, archives and record repositories for the British Isles. Online and offline resources include census records, military resources, civil records, birth records, marriage records, death records, photographs and surname databases.

British Isles Military Records - History & Genealogy of Soldiers and Wars in England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Uncover your British soldier ancestors with this guide to British military service records, war memorials, military timelines, pension records and medal records.

Belgium Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in Belgium | Belgique | België
Search for your Belgian ancestors in these genealogy and family history databases and resources for Belgium including tutorials on obtaining Belgain genealogy records, online databases, Belgian surnames, libraries and archives, history, and other Belgium genealogy resources.

British Isles Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree in the United Kingdom | British Isles
Trace your UK ancestors in the British Isles countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, with these free genealogy records, databases, tutorials, and resources.

Chinese Genealogy - Trace Your Family Tree in China
Explore genealogy and family history resources for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tibet including Chinese surnames, jia pu, genealogy queries, step-by-step tutorials, history and culture.

India Genealogy & Family History - Trace Your Ancestors From India | Bharat
Find ancestors who lived in India with these genealogy and family history resources including cemeteries, historical timelines and maps of India, genealogical societies, royalty, family tree tracing tutorials, and Indian surnames.

Japanese Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in Japan & Singapore
Discover your Japanese ancestors with these genealogy and family history resources for Japan including Japanese koseki, nikkei, surname meanings, tutorials, culture and history.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with N
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter N, including Nelson, Nixon, Newman and Nicholas.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with O
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter O, including Olson, Ortega and Ostrowski.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with T
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter T, including Thomas, Thompson, Taylor, Taft, Truman, Turner and Tyler

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with V
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter V, including Vanburen, Vanderbilt, Vega, Vincent and Vogel.

Last Names - Meanings & Origins of Surnames that Begin with Y
Find the meaning and origin of surnames that begin with the letter Y, including Yaeger and Young.

Canadian Genealogy - Family History Research in Canada - About Genealogy
Explore your Canadian and French Canadian ancestry with these genealogy records, databases and resources for Canada and its provinces including surname origins, cemeteries, census records, fichier origine, immigration records, libraries, archives, and birth, marriage and death records.

Indian Records - Databases & Records for Researching Native Americans & Ancestry
Search for your Indian ancestors in the Dawes rolls, Native American archives, and other records and databases for researching your Native American ancestry.

Italian Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree in Italy | Italia
Italy is rich in genealogy and family history resources. Learn how to find Italian records, get free research tutorials and outlines for Italy, search free Italian genealogy databases, learn about Italian naming patterns, plus many other resources to help you trace your family tree in Italy.

Dutch Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in the Netherlands | Nederland
Genealogy and family history resources for the Netherlands including info on Dutch genealogy and heraldry, how to obtain records, online databases, Dutch surnames, libraries and archives, immigration, emigration, history and more.

Polish Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in Poland | Polska
Explore genealogy and family history databases and resources for Poland, including tutorials for tracing your roots in Poland, Polish surnames, free online databases, family trees and maps.

Russian Genealogy - Tracing Your Ancestors in Russia
Explore family history records and resources for Russia, including research lists, forums, history, emigration records, church and civil records, maps, surnames and genealogical databases.

Cemeteries Online - Find Cemetery Transcriptions & Tombstone Photos on the Internet
Find online cemetery records and tombstone photos from thousands of cemeteries around the world, including transcriptions of tombstone inscriptions, burial records and other cemetery records on the Internet.

Haunted Graveyards - Ghostly Cemeteries and Graveyards Around the World
Explore legends of spooky cemeteries, abandoned graveyards, ghostly sightings, and haunted grave markers around the world with this collection of links to haunted cemeteries and graveyards.

Historical Maps - Old Maps & Gazetters Online
Find historic maps, topographic maps, railroad maps, battle maps and street maps from around the world to help you with your genealogy research. Includes free resources for historical maps online, and resources for purchasing historical maps and map reproductions.

Lineage & Heritage Societies - About Genealogy
Learn more about lineage and heritage societies, including requirements for membership and how to apply. Plus, links to some of the better known lineage societies.

Military Timelines - Timelines of Military Wars & Conflicts Throughout History
Find dates and timelines for the primary military conflicts and wars throughout history for the United States, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world.

U.S. Naturalization Research and Records
Learn what naturalization records are, the process involved in applying for US citizenship, how to obtain naturalization documents, and the types of genealogical information which naturalization records can provide.

Obituaries Online - Sources for Obituary Search on the Internet
Search for obituaries online in these newspaper obituary lists and searchable obituary databases. Obituary search by surname, location, or date in obituaries around the world.

Free Vital Records Online - Free Databases & Indexes of Births, Marriages & Deaths Online
Search free online databases, indexes and digital images of vital records available online through vital records departments, archives, historical societies and other genealogy groups.

Passenger Lists
Find links to ships passenger lists on the Internet, as well as passport records, border crossings and other online immigration records.

Geographic Place Names
Find or look up countries, cities, towns, villages, mountains, rivers, cemeteries, lakes, roads and other geographic place names in these free place name databases and gazetteers. Includes geographic locations for towns and places that have changed name or no longer exist.

Immigration 101 - Ports of Entry and Departure Around the World
Records, history, photos, ships passenger lists and more dealing with major ports of immigration and emigration around the world.

Professional Genealogy Organizations & Certification Boards - Find or Become a Professional Genealogist
Browse or search the member directories of these professional genealogy organizations to find the services of a professional genealogist in your area of interest. Or learn more about certification, member benefits, and educational programs offered by these organizations.

US Census - United States Federal Census Indexes, History and Records
Find research information and a history of the United States federal census including research guides, online census records, lookup volunteers, microfilm catalogs, historical articles, research guides, and other US census resources.

Military Genealogy - Military Wars & Conflicts
Explore military records, timelines and resources categorized by war or conflict, including histories of battles and battlefields, online databases of soldiers, and tutorials for accessing military service records, tombstone transcriptions, etc.

Bilingual Dictionaries - Free Online Translation Dictionaries - Foreign Language Dictionaries
Look up the meanings of foreign words found in your genealogical documents with this collection of free online translation dictionaries. Bilingual dictionaries include common words and phrases with meanings in more than one language - such as a French-English dictionary. Great for translating words into your native language.

Decorative Genealogy Charts - Printed Family Trees
Display your genealogy on an elegant family tree chart with special touches such as decorative artwork, photos and calligraphy. These family tree printing companies offer a selection of beautiful charts for framed display, and some even let you design your own.

Genealogical Word Lists for Foreign Countries - Common Genealogy Words with English Translations
Lists of essential words related to genealogy -- such as mother, father, birth, death, cemetery, church and archive -- with their English translations. Includes genealogy word lists in German, French, Italian, Spanish and other foreign languages.

Free Genealogy Software & Utilities - Free Tools for Organizing Your Family Tree
For those tracing their family tree on a budget, it doesn't get any better than free. These free genealogy software programs, utilities and tools will help you organize your family tree in style.

Archaic Terms & Their Meanings - Specialized Dictionaries & Glossaries for Genealogists
When you're reading an old document, you'll often find words which are no longer in use, or whose meanings have changed. Find the meaning of that old word, whether it's an archaic occupation or an unusual law term, in these specialized glossaries and dictionaries.

Historical Dictionaries
Historical dictionaries trace the development of words from their original usage to the present day, presenting the word's original meaning and its present day equivalent. Historical dictionaries may also include lists of words that no longer exist or are no longer in common use.

Genealogy Software for Handhelds - Family Tree Software for Windows CE and Palm OS PDAs
Take your roots with you when you travel with these genealogy software programs which allow you to access and organize your family history on handheld computers. Includes programs for Palm OS and Windows CE.

History of Genealogy Software - Early Genealogy Software Programs
Take a look back at the pioneers in the field of genealogy software for the home computer, including ROOTS, Genealogy - Compiling Roots and Branches, Family Roots, Genealogy on Display, and PAF - Personal Ancestral File. These genealogy software histories make for some fascinating reading.

Genealogy Software for Mac - Family Tree Software Reviews, Downloads, Free Trials & Tips for Macintosh Computers
Find family tree software programs written for the Macintosh operating system, with descriptions, reviews, free trial versions, comparisons, and tips from Mac users.

Genealogy Software Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons - Family Tree Software Reviews
Check out this great assortment of genealogy software reviews and ratings -- including genealogy software comparison charts -- for information on what others have to say about various family tree software programs.

Genealogy Software for Windows - Family Tree Software Reviews, Comparisons, & Free Trial Versions
Find and compare family tree software programs for the Windows operating system with these genealogy software profiles and comparison charts, plus links to free trial versions, family tree software reviews, user tips, and genealogy software mailing lists and discussion groups.

Web-Based Genealogy Software & Collaboration Tools - Online Family Tree Software
When you want to work together with other researchers or family members to collectively research a family tree, then Web-based genealogy software may be a good option.

Timelines of Clothing, Hairstyles & Fashion
Learn more about the clothing worn by your ancestors or use these timelines of costume history to help you date old photographs.

Genealogy Conferences and Events
Links and information for some of the largest and best-known genealogy conferences, tours, institutes and events, plus an event calendar for genealogy-related events world-wide including family reunions and local genealogical society conferences.

Family Health History - Creating a Medical Family Tree
Learn how to get started creating your own medical family tree to help determine your genetic predisposition to certain diseases, genetic traits and more.

Timelines of Historic Disasters - Natural Disasters, Epidemics and Other Tragedies
Natural and man-made disasters, from earthquakes to flu pandemics, have affected the lives of our ancestors and altered the course of history. Check these timelines to see if a major disaster or disease outbreak may have affected your ancestors.

Social Security Records & Death Index - Using US Social Security Records & SSDI in Your Genealogy Research
Learn how to obtain a copy of an Social Security Application, how to use Social Security records in your genealogy research, what the digits in a SS number mean, and browse through a listing of known errors found in the SSDI. Includes information on the records of the Railroad Retirement Board.

The Master Genealogist Genealogy Software Program - TMG Family Tree Software
Find links to the official product Web site for TMG, along with reviews, comparisons, tips, mailing lists, and support for The Master Genealogist genealogy software.

Wills and Probate
Learn how to analyze wills for clues, find meanings for unusual words often found in old wills, information on where to look in public records for recorded wills, and places to search out wills which have been put online.

Best of Genealogy - Awards, Best of Lists, and Other Genealogy Favorites
Find the best genealogy software, tools, websites, blogs, and other tools for researching your family history, as selected by users and reviewers.

Genealogy Methodology & Research Strategies
Stop spinning your wheels and research your family tree the right way with these examples of proven research strategies and methodologies used by experts in the genealogical field.

Adoption Resources for Your Family Tree
Complete your family tree with these resources for finding adopted children and birth parents.

African American Genealogy - Tracing Your African American Family Tree
Explore online databases, digital documents, tutorials, slave narratives and other resources to help you trace your African American roots. Plus, African American genealogical and historical societies, mailing lists, and other places to find assistance with African American genealogy.

Birth Records & Genealogy - Tips & Online Indexes for Researching in Birth Records
Birth records can provide the clues needed for pursuing the parents of your ancestor. Learn how to find and use birth records, plus access online birth indexes and records.

Census Records & Research - Finding Your Ancestors in Census Records
Census resources for genealogy research around the world including research guides, online census records, lookup volunteers, and more.

Kids & Genealogy - Suggestions for Involving Children in their Past
Learn how to interest children in genealogy and their past with these projects, suggestions and ideas for making genealogy fun. Includes resources for students working on school family history projects and lesson plans for teachers wanting to introduce genealogy into the classroom.

Church Records - Researching Your Genealogy in Parish, Religious & Church Records
Church, parish and other religious records can be vital in reconstructing your family tree. Learn how to locate them both online and offline, the types of records available, and how they can help you in your genealogy research.

Court Records & Genealogy - Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records and the Courthouse
Court records are not just about criminals. Some of the most underutilized records available to genealogists, court records can provide details about births, marriages, deaths, possessions, and more.

Death Records & Genealogy - Tips & Online Indexes for Researching in Death Records
After home sources, death records are the best place to start when researching your family history. Learn how to find and use death records, plus access online death indexes and records.

Digital Genealogy - Digitized Documents & Records on the Web
Search for your ancestors in these online collections of digitized documents and scanned images, including digitized copies of census records, wills, vital and civil registration records, land records and other digital copies of original documents.

European Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree in Europe
Research your European ancestors with these free genealogy databases, records, and resources for tracing your family tree in Europe. Browse by country or explore genealogy resources encompassing all of Europe.

Family Treasures & Heirlooms - How to Find and Preserve Family Heirlooms
Browse tips for discovering family artifacts and heirlooms that can provide clues to your ancestors, plus guidelines for cataloging and preserving heirlooms for future generations.

Hispanic Ancestors: Latin America / Spain
Explore genealogy and family history resources for tracing your Spanish and/or Latin American heritage including surnames and historical records from Mexico, Cuba and the Mediterranean.

Immigration Emigration & Naturalization Research in Genealogy
Online ships passenger lists, passport records, border crossing records, and more. Plus lessons and how-to articles on locating your immigrant ancestor and information and resources for U.S. and Canada naturalization and citizenship records.

Native American Genealogy - Indian Ancestry
Research Native American ancestors with the aid of these Native American how-to guides and Indian records and databases, including Indian rolls, census records, and tribal lists.

Where Do I Look for That? Which Genealogy Records to Search First
If you're trying to learn your grandmother's maiden name or the place where your great-grandfather was born, try these suggestions for the records to try first.

African American Family Trees - Genealogies of Notable Blacks in American History
Explore the fascinating family trees of some of the most celebrated African Americans in history including comedian Bill Cosby, singer Dionne Warwick, boxer Muhammad Ali, boxer George Foreman, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, professional golfer Tiger Woods, and more. Could you be related?

Documenting Your Research - Sources and Citation
Create worthwhile genealogies with these tips on documenting your research and formats for citations, including source citations for electronic genealogy sources and maps.

Family Tree of the Greek Gods & Goddesses
Sort out the relationships between the Greek Gods & Goddesses according to the beliefs of the ancient Greeks. Family trees include the Titans, also known as the elder Gods, and the Olympian Gods, including Zeus, Ares, Hermes, Poseidon and Aprodite.

Genealogy Magazines
Genealogy and family history magazines - some have online articles and information, others just have subscription information online. These are great resources for staying current with genealogy research techniques.