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US Virgin Islands Vital Records - Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records from the US Virgin Islands, including the dates for which US Virgin Islands vital records are available, and where they are located for St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

Which DNA Test Should I Take for Genealogy? And Where?
Can testing your DNA help you learn more about your ancestors and heritage? Absolutely! Learn how to identify which ancestral DNA test is most appropriate for your situation and which company you should test with.

Top 5 Family Thanksgiving Traditions - About Genealogy
Traditions are a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday, and every American family has their own way of celebrating. These five Thanksgiving traditions are popular favorites.

5 Great Ways to Share Your Family History Research
Like any treasure, family history doesn't deserve to remain buried. Try these simple suggestions for sharing your genealogy discoveries so others can benefit from what you have found.

Protect and Preserve Family Heirlooms, Antiques and Treasures
Learn how to take care of your precious family heirlooms and protect, preserve and archive these treasures for future generations.

10 Tips for Digging Up Great Family Stories - Successful Oral History Interview Skills
The next time you're conducting an oral history interview, try these tips for making the conversation flow and getting the family stories that will be treasured forever.

Tract Books - A Comprehensive Index to the Disposition of US Public Domain Land
Federal tract books serve as a master index to sales, leases, homesteads, and other transactions related to the disposition of each parcel of surveyed public land in the 30 U.S. public land states. Learn how to use tract books to locate information on your ancestors or the original ownership of a particular parcel, and how to access digitized tract books online for free.

How to Use BLM Tract Books for Free on FamilySearch
Learn how to access and use the FREE collection of U.S. federal tract books online at FamilySearch, including tips for locating the correct volume.

How to Access Federal Tract Books 1820–1908
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Citizenship and Naturalization Records Online
How do you find a copy of Great Grandpa's naturalization papers? A surprising number of naturalization records can actually be located online through the free and subscription databases highlighted in this article.

Naturalization & Citizenship Records - About Genealogy
Learn how to use naturalization records to find out more about your immigrant ancestors, including where to find naturalization records online.

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Genealogy and Copyright - What is and isn't Protected
Learn what parts of your family tree can and cannot be protected by copyright laws, as well as what types of genealogy information on the Web are in the public domain or available for fair use.

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

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

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

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

LONG - Surname Origin, Meaning and Famous Longs
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Long, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Long surname.

PENA - Surname Origin, Meaning and Famous Penas
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Pena, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Pena surname.

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

About Genealogy - Finding Family History in Newspapers
Uncover your ancestors in old newspapers with this guide to finding and using historic newspapers to locate obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, local news and events, gossip, and more. Includes a guide to free historic newspaper resources on the Web.

Newspapers & Genealogy - How to Your Ancestors in Old Newspapers
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Brick Wall Strategies for Finding Your Ancestors
When your family history research hits a dead-end, organize your facts and try one of these popular brick wall busting tactics.

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

10 Popular Surnames That Derived From Occupations
Hundreds of fairly common surnames have origins in the occupation of the name's original bearer. Learn about 10 popular surnames that derived from occupations, and how to learn if your own surname has occupational origins.

Genealogy Numbering Systems - Register System
Based on the numbering system used by the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the register system is one of several options for numbering descendant reports. Learn what a register report is and how to read it.

Virginia Vital Records - Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Virginia, including the dates for which Virginia vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Virginia vital records databases.

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Free Genealogy - 101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free 51-75
Find free genealogy databases and free genealogy search sites in this collection of the Web's 101 best free genealogy sites.

How to Research Your Family Tree for Free
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U.S. Census FAQ - Where Can I Find State & Local Census Records?
Learn which states and localities took their own censuses, and where these state census records can be found.

How to Trace Your U.S. Military Ancestors
From the early colonists, to the men and women currently serving in America's armed forces, most of us can claim at least one relative or ancestor who has served our country in the military. Learn how to get copies of their military records with this step-by-step guide.

How To Locate US Military Service Records
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Ancestry DNA Tests for Genealogists
Easy to understand guide to DNA and genealogy includes an introduction to the differences between Y-line and mtDNA testing, a guide to home DNA genetics tests, and tips for organizing a DNA surname study.

Dare to Take a Walk in the World's Most Haunted Cemeteries
Haunted cemeteries in the United States and around the world. Discover haunted gravestones, ghostly spirits, and ominous precursors of doom in some of the world's most haunted cemeteries and graveyards.

Third Generation Ancestry of Amelia Earhart
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Ancestry of Amelia Earhart
Explore the interesting ancestors of Amelia Earhart, the famous American aviatrix who disappeared somewhere over the Pacific in 1937 on a historic around-the-world flight. Her large family tree includes numerous related branches.

State-by-State Listing of Vital Records Available Online
Search indexed vital records online or browse actual digitized images of certificates of birth, death and marriage online. This listing directs you to vital records online for the United States, organized by state. The majority of these online vital records can be accessed for free. Those that require a fee to search or view are clearly indicated.

Vital Records Online by State - Indiana to Pennsylvania
Search indexed vital records online or browse actual digitized images of certificates of birth, death and marriage online for the US states of Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Page 2.

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Learn how and where to access online digitized records and online indexes for vital records of birth, death, and marriage for the US states of Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Page 3.

DNA Family Trees - What They Can and Can't Tell You
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DNA Family Trees
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How To Organize A DNA Surname Study
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How to Find Funeral Home Records - About Genealogy
Funeral home records or undertaker records can be a valuable source of family history information. Learn where to find them and how to use them to add new facts to your family tree.

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

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

How to Identify and Avoid Genealogy Scams
Learn how to check out a genealogy website before you join or put down any money so that you won't get taken in by a genealogy scam.

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

Online Databases for French-Canadian Ancestry
Online databases for French-Canadian ancestry

COHEN Surname Meaning and Last Name Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cohen, plus genealogy and family trees for the Cohen surname.

BACHMAN Last Name Meaning and Surname Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Bachman, plus genealogy and family trees for the Bachman surname.

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

PARKER Last Name Meaning and Surname Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Parker, plus explore genealogy and family trees for the Parker surname.

How to Get Copies of US Naturalization and Citizenship Records
Naturalization records in the United States are a prime source of information for the immigrant ancestors in your family tree. Learn how to determine if your ancestor was naturalized, plus what you can learn from naturalization and citizenship records and where you can find them.

Germans to America - Passengers Arriving at US Ports
Germans to America is a series of books which indexes passenger arrival records of ships carrying Germans to U.S. ports. Learn where and how to access the Germans To America books, both in print and online.

GRAY Surname Origin and Name Meaning
Discover the meaning and origin of the last name Gray, plus explore links to online family trees and historical records related to the Gray surname.

Genealogy Clues You Could Be Missing: Turn the Page!
Genealogy records often contain clues in unexpected places, not just on the page which contains an ancestral record. Learn where and how to search a variety of genealogical record groups for more clues to your family history.

What Does it Say? How to Read and Interpret Old Handwriting
Reading and properly interpreting old handwriting styles can be a challenged for even experienced genealogists. Learn how to read old handwriting like a pro with these 10 tips for reading and interpreting old handwritten records.

WARD Name Meaning and Surname Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the Ward last name, plus explore genealogy, family trees and DNA ancestry related to the Ward surname.

Cemetery Symbolism - Clasped Hands and Pointing Fingers
Learn the meaning of hands pointing up or down as found on a gravestone in this guide to tombstone symbols and icons. Included is a photo example of a finger pointing up.

How to Label Digital Photos
Writing on the back of family photographs is not limited to the print variety! Learn how to easily label your digital photos and pictures for posterity.

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

Fiction for Genealogy Lovers - Fictional Books with a Genealogy Theme
Take a break from the research with one of these great fictional reads with a genealogy theme. Book topics range from genealogical mysteries to more historical themes.

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

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

Top 10 Memory Books - Genealogy
Encourage your family members to record their memories for posterity with one of these wonderful memory books full of thought-provoking questions and space for recording the sure-to-be-cherished answers.

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

Ancestry.com - U.S. Wills and Probates
Learn how to utilize the huge collection of U.S. wills and probate records available from Ancestry.com to locate wills, guardianships, estate inventories, and other documents recorded as part of a deceased's estate.

Think Like a Detective - Creating a Genealogy Research Plan
Learn how to develop and execute a genealogy research plan like the pros and you'll have your family tree research on track in no time!

Think Like a Detective - How to Develop a Family History Research Plan
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BROOKS Name Meaning and Surname Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the Brooks last name Brooks, plus explore genealogy, family trees and DNA ancestry related to the Brook surname.

How to Get Delaware Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates
Learn how and where to obtain copies of a Delaware birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce decree, including the dates for which vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Delaware vital records.

How to Find Out if Someone Died in Your House
Wondering if someone has ever died in your house? Learn how to find out, using public records and online resources and databases.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Did Our Ancestors Change Their Names?
Learn why your family surname has most likely been changed from the last name your long ago ancestors bore.

10 Top Census Search Tips for Hard to Find Ancestors
Sometimes finding an ancestor in the U.S. Census isn't as easy as it should be. Try these census search tips for help in locating those elusive ancestors.

Ella's 1874 Pocket Diary
After solving the mystery of who authored a little 1874 pocket diary discovered in a New York antique story, the research continues to learn more about the life and family of the diary's author, Mary Ella Burnham. Page 2.

Ella's 1874 Pocket Diary
An 1874 pocket diary discovered in an antique store in Fort Ann, New York, didn't include the name of the author, but is rich with other names and stories from her life as a schoolteacher in Vermont. Follow the story as the diary's author is identified, and learn more about her life.

DALY - Surname Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the popular Irish last name Daly and its variations such as O'Dalaigh, Daley, and Dawley, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Daly surname.

Canadian Genealogy - Family History Records & Resources Organized by Province & Territory
Search for your Canadian ancestors in these genealogy and family history records and resources, organized by province. Includes ten provinces - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Price Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan - and three territories - Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon Territory.

Clothing, Props and Accessories for Reenactors
Learn how to make your own reenactment clothing and accessories, or browse through stores that sell custom and ready-made reenactment clothing for men, women and children. Includes clothing, military uniforms and props for reenactors, plus fabric, patterns, dyes and instructions for designing and sewing your own reenactor clothing.

Historical Reenactment & Recreation - Reenactment Tutorials, Reenactment Groups & Historical Reenactments
Experience living history and the daily lives of your ancestors through historical reenactment, the recreation of a historical event or period. Learn how to get started with historical reenactment, how to make period clothing and props for reenactment, where to view major historical reenactments, and where to meet historical reenactors and reenactment groups.

LEE - Surname Meaning, Origin and Genealogy
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Lee, plus find online genealogy and family tree resources for the surname.

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

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

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

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

Tracing Your Family Medical History
Learning about your family's medical and health history is an important step in determining your genetic predisposition to certain health conditions and diseases. Learn how to research your medical history, which medical conditions are important to track, and where to get forms to record your findings.

British Death and Burial Records Online
Search online death indexes, burial records and other records from the UK to help verify your ancestor's death.

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

10 Free Family History Books - Genealogy Online
Literally hundreds of thousands of genealogies, local histories and other items of genealogical interest can be search, viewed and downloaded online for free! Learn where to search and what to expect.

1850 US Census - Tools and Tips for Researching the 1850 Census
Learn what questions were asked and how to find your ancestors in the 1850 census, in this free genealogy guide to the 1850 schedules of the US Federal Census.

1860 US Census - Tools & Tips for Researching the 1860 Census
Learn what questions were asked and how to find your ancestors in the 1860 census, in this free genealogy guide to the US Federal Census.

Genealogy Guide to the US Census - 1790-1940
Research your family tree in the US census with this guide to available historical US census records from 1790 through 1940. Learn what questions were asked in each decennial US census and where and how to access these records online.

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

Polish Genealogy Databases Online
Research Polish ancestry online with this collection of Polish genealogy databases and indexes from Poland, the United States and other countries.

Polish Genealogy Databases Online
Research Polish ancestry online with this collection of Polish genealogy databases and indexes from Poland, the United States and other countries.

How to Trace Jewish Ancestry
Get started researching your Jewish roots with this guide to basic genealogy research, unique Jewish resources and records, and suggestions for the best Jewish genealogy Web sites and databases to search first for your Jewish ancestors.

Custom Family Tree Charts & Templates
Whether you're looking for a blank family tree chart, a hand-crafted intricate family tree design, or a more modern rendition of your family tree, these custom family tree chart printers and designers are a good place to start.

Ten Educational Opportunities for Genealogists
Hundreds of beginning and continuing education options for genealogists exist, but to get you started here are some of the most popular options, including a selection of genealogy conferences, institutes, workshops, home study courses and online degree and certificate programs.

Free Online Marriage Records & Databases
Discover your ancestors in these free online marriage databases and indexes.

Scandinavian Genealogy & Family History - Tracing Your Ancestors in Scandinavia
Explore genealogy and family history resources for the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Learn how to research your Scandinavian ancestors, search through online databases, contact others researching your surname, and more.

Iceland Genealogy - Ísland Ancestors
Locate your Icelandic ancestors with the aid of these searchable databases, records and tutorials for Iceland genealogy. Explore the history of Iceland, view historical maps of Iceland, and learn about the emigration of Icelandic people to America and other countries.

Genealogy Research Timelines - Timelines as a Tool for Analysis & Correlation
Learn how to tap into the power of timelines as a genealogical research tool, to assist with organizing, correlating, and assessing the mountain of information you have uncovered for your ancestor. Genealogy research timelines can help to uncover evidence inconsistencies, highlight holes in your research, sort two men of the same name, and organize the evidence necessary to build a solid case.

Find Family History in Google Books
Learn how to access free county and local histories, biographies, family genealogies, and other books of genealogical and historical interest in online digitized format through Google Books.

Metes, Bounds & Meanders - Platting the Land of Your Ancestors
Learn how to turn a deed description into a physical plat that you can pinpoint on a map with this guide to platting the land of your ancestors. Covers land surveys which follow the indiscriminate survey system, otherwise known as metes and bounds.

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Massachusetts Vital Records: Births, Deaths & Marriages
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Massachusetts, including the dates for which Massachusetts vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Massachusetts vital records databases.

MULLER - Surname Meaning and Origin - Müller, Mueller
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Müller, Mueller, or Muller, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Muller surname.

What Does Your Name Mean - Genealogy
Different than traditional name meanings found in last name meaning dictionaries, the hidden meaning of a name is more akin to astrology.

South Carolina Databases and Digital Records Online
Research and explore your South Carolina family history online with these online South Carolina databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

South Carolina Databases and Digital Records Online
Research and explore your South Carolina family history online with these online South Carolina databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

Free Online Genealogy Education - Classes, Webinars & Tutorials
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching your family for over 20 years, there is always room to learn something new. These FREE online genealogy classes, tutorials, podcasts and webinars offer something for everyone.

Batch Number Searching – FamilySearch Historical Records
Batch number searching in the FamilySearch Historical Records collection offers another way to manipulate your search to help find what you are looking for.

Historic Map Overlays in Google Maps
There's been a bit of discussion on genealogy mailing lists recently regarding historical overlay maps available for Google Maps. This technology has actually

Genealogy Webinars & Educational Videos - Educational Training Online
Explore a wealth of genealogy webinars online, offered by individuals, genealogical societies, and other groups. Genealogy webinars are a great resource for online learning and education, especially for genealogists who find it difficult to make it to genealogy conferences and other live events.

Irish Genealogy 101
Irish genealogy isn't as hard as you may think. Learn how to trace your Irish heritage step by step with this genealogy guide to Ireland.

Irish Genealogy 101 - Researching Your Irish Ancestors
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Irish Genealogy 101 - Tracing Irish Immigrants Back to Ireland
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Genealogy Basics - Look for the Story Behind Each Record
Historical documents such as passenger lists are a treasure trove for genealogists, but behind each record are additional stories that have likely never been recorded. Learn how old records can help to elicit wonderful, treasured stories from your living relatives.

Family Tree Lesson Plans - Genealogy
Move beyond surname meanings, and navigate the complications of today's many complicated families. These genealogy lesson plans will help bring history, geography and even science to life while students explore their own family roots.

Family Tree Lesson Plans - Genealogy
Move beyond surname meanings, and navigate the complications of today's many complicated families. These genealogy lesson plans will help bring history, geography and even science to life while students explore their own family roots.

Family Tree Lesson Plans - Genealogy
Move beyond surname meanings, and navigate the complications of today's many complicated families. These genealogy lesson plans will help bring history, geography and even science to life while students explore their own family roots.

Methodist Church Records and History Online
Learn where and how to find historical United Methodist Church records, both online and off, including records of ministers, missionaries, and members of the United Methodist, Methodist Episcopal, Methodist Presbyterian, and United Brethren church in the United States and United Kingdom.

Methodist Church Records and History Online
Learn where and how to find historical United Methodist Church records, both online and off, including records of ministers, missionaries, and members of the United Methodist, Methodist Episcopal, Methodist Presbyterian, and United Brethren church in the United States and United Kingdom.

California Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research and explore your California family history online with these online California databases, indexes and digitized records collections.

California Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research and explore your California family history online with these online California databases, indexes and digitized records collections.

Rasmussen Name Meaning and Origin
Discover the origin and meaning of the common Danish last name Rasmussen and variants such as Rasmuson and Rasmus.

Jørgensen Name Meaning and Origin
Discover the origin and meaning of the common Danish last name Jørgensen and variants such as Jurgenson and Jorgenson.

Sørensen Name Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Sorensen and variations such as Sorenssen, Sorenson, and Sorensson.

Larsen Name Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Larsen and learn how to research your Larsen or Larssen roots.

Christensen Name Meaning and Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Cristensen and variations such as Kristensen, Christensen, Christiansen and Christianson.

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

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

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

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

5 Strategies for Locating Your Ancestor's Immigration Record
Utilize these five strategies to overcome poor handwriting, misspelled or changed names, and lack of information, to locate your immigrant ancestor's passenger arrival record.

Research Your Ancestors from Denmark - Danish Genealogy
If you’re among the nearly 1.5 million Americans with Danish ancestry, this tutorial shows you how to discover your roots in Denmark.

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

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

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

Our Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
They changed our name at Ellis Island. Many people have heard that name change story passed down in their family. But is it really true? Learn more about the truth and fiction behind immigrant name changes at Ellis Island.

Family Health History - Tracing Your Medical Family Tree - About [R] Genealogy
Learn how to trace your family's medical history - it just may save your life!

About Genealogy - How Do I Find a Death Date or Location
A step by step guide to finding your ancestor's death record

Ontario Land and Property Research - A Guide to Genealogy Research in[R]Land Records in Ontario Canada
Details on the variety of land and property records available for Ontario, including patents, crown grants, petitions, wills, instruments, deeds etc.

Personal Ancestral File - PAF 5.1 - Genealogy Software - Free Download
Information on PAF Version 5.1 - the free genealogy software available from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Available for Windows and Macintosh and in multiple languages with the option to download family tree data to your PDA Palm handheld computer.

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

Introduction to Genealogy - Lesson 1B: Genealogical Basics
Learn about the building blocks of genealogy including family trees, ancestors, descendants and a variety of relationships

Introduction to Genealogy - Lesson 1C: Charting Your Course
How to keep track of your genealogy information with pedigree charts and family group sheets

Magnetic Declination and Why it Matters in Historic Land Platting and Surveys
Learn how to compensate for magnetic declination when plotting old land surveys on a modern map, and why its important in land platting.

How to Do a Title Search
What exactly is a title search? Learn what a typical property title search entails and how to conduct a one yourself on a particular piece of property.

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

BECKER Last Name Origin and Meaning
Have you wondered what your Becker last name means or where it came from? This article explores the origins and meanings of the last name Becker, and links to additional resources for genealogy and family trees for the Becker surname.

Origin and Meaning of the BOYLE Last Name
Learn the origins and meanings of the popular Irish last name Boyle and its variations such as Boyles, O Boyle, O Baoighill and O Baoill, plus learn about the crest of Clan Boyle and how to research your own Boyle last name.

MEDINA Last Name Origin and Meaning
Learn about the origin and meaning of the last name Medina, plus explore genealogy and family trees for the Medina surname.

Why Do Mormons Research Their Ancestors?
Learn why Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are so interested in family history and why identifying their ancestors is an important part of the Mormon faith.

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Graphing Your Ancestor's Land in the Federal Land States
Learn how to locate your ancestor's land deed, homestead grant, or other parcel of land on a map with this guide to plotting, or graphing, land ownership in the thirty Federal Land States of the United States. These step-by-step illustrated instructions explain the Township and Range method of land measurement.

Graphing Your Ancestor's Land in the Federal Land States
Learn how to locate your ancestor's land deed, homestead grant, or other parcel of land on a map with this guide to plotting, or graphing, land ownership in the thirty Federal Land States of the United States. These step-by-step illustrated instructions explain the Township and Range method of land measurement.

Graphing Your Ancestor's Land in the Federal Land States
Learn how to locate your ancestor's land deed, homestead grant, or other parcel of land on a map with this guide to plotting, or graphing, land ownership in the thirty Federal Land States of the United States. These step-by-step illustrated instructions explain the Township and Range method of land measurement.

Graphing Your Ancestor's Land in the Federal Land States
Learn how to locate your ancestor's land deed, homestead grant, or other parcel of land on a map with this guide to plotting, or graphing, land ownership in the thirty Federal Land States of the United States. These step-by-step illustrated instructions explain the Township and Range method of land measurement.

Graphing Your Ancestor's Land in the Federal Land States
Learn how to locate your ancestor's land deed, homestead grant, or other parcel of land on a map with this guide to plotting, or graphing, land ownership in the thirty Federal Land States of the United States. These step-by-step illustrated instructions explain the Township and Range method of land measurement.

Genealogy Family Tree Tutorials, Lessons & Guidance
Learn how to trace your family tree with tutorials, lessons, tips, and step-by-step guidance for both novice and more advanced researchers.

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

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

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

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

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

LARSSON 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.

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

Australia Military Records
Research your Australian military ancestor with these online databases and offline sources for Australians in the Army, including Imperial Forces (1788-1870), Local Colonial Forces (1854-1901) and Commonwealth Military Forces (1901 to present), as well as the Australian Navy.

New Mexico Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in New Mexico, including the dates for which New Mexico vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online New Mexico vital records databases.

Ohio Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Ohio, including the dates for which Ohio vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Ohio vital records databases.

Vermont Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Vermont, including the dates for which Vermont vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Vermont vital records databases.

Texas Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Texas, including the dates for which Texas vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Texas vital records databases.

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in West Virginia, including the dates for which West Virginia vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online West Virginia vital records databases.

Rhode Island Vital Records - Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Rhode Island, including the dates for which Rhode Island vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Rhode Island vital records databases.

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Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in New Mexico, including the dates for which New Mexico vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online New Mexico vital records databases.

Tennessee Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research your Tennessee family history online with these online Tennessee databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

Tennessee Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research your Tennessee family history online with these online Tennessee databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

Maryland Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research your Maryland family history online with these online Maryland databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

Missouri Genealogy Databases and Records Online
Research your Missouri family history online with these online Missouri databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!

Historic Land Ownership Maps & Atlases Online
Access digitized versions of historic land ownership maps and landowner atlases online.

Pre-1858 Wills and Administrations in England and Wales
Prior to 1858, a complicated hierarchy of ecclesiastical courts controlled where estates were probated in England and Wales. Learn how to identify the court which likely held jurisdiction over your ancestor's estate, and where to access copies of pre-1858 wills and other probate documents.

Understanding and Using Map Scales
To fully understand and use historical maps, it is important to understand the map's scale. Learn what the scale numbers mean and how to use this information to accurately identify the real-world size of land plats, objects, etc. on a map.

Identifying and Locating an Ancestral Village
Locating the name of an ancestral town or village in an obituary, passenger list, or other document is only the first step to identifying where your ancestors came from. Learn how to overcome the challenges of historical geography to connect that presumed town name with a present-day or historical location.

Genealogy Research -- Using Historical Laws to Dig More Out of Tax Records
Learn how to mine even more genealogical gold out of tax lists by researching the laws that created them.

Did My Ancestor Really Arrive at Castle Garden?
How could a couple who arrived from Ireland prior to the opening of the Castle Garden immigration station claim that they arrived at Castle Garden? This article explores the genealogy mystery, while demonstrating the types of research you can do to answer similar perplexing questions in your own family history.

Small Genealogy Nuggets - What do we do when we find Conflicting Information?
Conflicting information found while researching the family tree of Sarah Jessica Parker was not a stumbling block, but instead an opportunity for further discovery. Learn how to deal with conflicting information in your own family history research through this case-study example.

Research in US Southern Claims Commission (SCC) Records
Between March 1871 and March 1880, 22,298 claims were filed with the Southern Claims Commission by Southern loyalists, for property losses incurred during the Civil War. Less than 35% were ultimately approved, but the records of both the approved and disallowed claims are rich with information about the claimants and others they associated with. Learn how to use these valuable records to learn more about your ancestors!

How to Access Southern Claims Commission Records
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French Funeral Procession Records - French Genealogy
The great-grandmother of Emily and Zoey Deschanel died in Lyon, France in 1950. The record of her funeral and procession is just one of many such interesting records you can find online on the website of the archives of Lyon.

Backdoor Genealogy - Online Techniques for Widening the Search
Get around those tough to crack family lines with backdoor genealogy. This article outlines a number of strategies for utilizing the power of online database to locate information on your direct ancestor through the records of siblings, spouses, and even friends.

Jerome Bettis Family Tree
Follow the online footprints left by the ancestors of retired NFL star Jerome Bettis, and learn how you can apply the same techniques to researching your own family tree.

Family Trees of Fiction - Genealogies of Fictional Characters from Books, TV & Movies
Sort out complex fictional relationships with these family trees of fictional characters including Donald Duck, soap opera characters (Days of Our Lives, Passions, etc), Luke Skywalker, Dracula, and Frankenstein.

African Slave Trade Ships & Manifests
Access and search slave manifests from ships that brought slaves to the Americas and Caribbean, including slave manifests from the ports of Charleston, South Carolina; Mobile, Alabama and Savannah, Georgia.

My Ancestor Was a Farmer - Researching Farming Ancestors
So your ancestor was a farmer? Learn about available records that can help you research and tell the story of your farming ancestors.

Voter Registration Records
Voter registration records can be an unexpected source of genealogical and historical information, including date of birth, occupation and, on occasion, the date and place of naturalization. Learn where and how to access historical voter registration records and how they can help you trace your family tree.

Follow Every Clue in the Census - Learn More About Your Ancestors
Learn how seemingly small clues buried in census records can lead you to new discoveries about your ancestors.

Find Your Ancestors in US Census Slave Schedules
U.S. census slave schedules are a valuable source of information for individuals looking to connect African American slaves with particular owners. Learn what information is available and how to access it.

Saved by her Corset! The Interesting Love Triangle Tale of Dora Bowman
A yellowed newspaper clipping tucked behind the photograph of a woman identified as Dora Bowman in an old photo album was just the beginning of this fascinating tale...

Michigan - Obtain Marriage, Death & Birth Certificates
Michigan vital records - learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records in Michigan, including the dates for which Michigan vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Michigan vital records databases.

US Census Mortality Schedules
U.S. census mortality schedules are a valuable source of death information for a time period that predates vital records in many states. Learn what information is available and how to access it.

Free Databases From Your Local Library
Your library card could be the key that unlocks your family tree. Learn how to find and access genealogical databases for free through your local library - both at the library and from the comfort of home.

Manufacturing Schedules of the US Census - Research Ancestral Occupations
U.S. agricultural census schedules are an often-overlooked, valuable resource for genealogists, especially those looking to fill in gaps for missing or incomplete land and tax records, distinguish between two men with the same name, learn more about the daily life of their farming ancestor, or to document black sharecroppers and white overseers.

10 Steps for Finding Your Family Tree Online
Locating information on your family tree is easier than ever with thousands of new records being placed online daily. Learn how to tap the vast resources of the Internet to locate your ancestral roots with these ten simple steps.

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Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674–1913
Details of almost 200,000 criminal trials are recounted among

Ireland Vital Records - How to Obtain Information
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death records from Ireland, including information on available records, and links to online Irish civil registration records of birth, death and marriage, where available.

10 Places to Start Your Search for Online Death Records
Because death records are the least privacy-sensitive of the vital records of birth, marriage and death, you actually have a decent chance of finding death information for your ancestor online. Check this list for some of the best sites for death certificates and obituary notices online.

Social Security Death Index Search - A How To Guide to Using the US Social Security Death Index
Learn how to search and use the free US Social Security Death Index to find information on your deceased ancestors. The Social Security Death Index is a database containing names, birth and death dates for over 72 million Americans. Learn how to use the Social Security Death Index and where to search the SSDI online for free.

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What did Our Ancestors Face? Settlers' & Emigrant Guides
Settlers and Emigrant Guides, produced and published by everyone from individual authors wanting to share their personal knowledge, to government officials and transportation companies hoping to encourage either emigration or immigration, provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. Learn how and where to find them online!

Organizing Your Genealogy Files
Take charge of your genealogy clutter with one of these easy-to-maintain filing systems. Includes how-to steps for binders, folders, and computer disk storage, as well as options for organizing by surname, family, or event.

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Personal Ancestral File 5.2 Genealogy Software Review
Read a review of Personal Ancestral File 5 - PAF - and see how it stacks up against its competition in the genealogy software market. By professional genealogist, Kimberly Powell.

Did My Ancestor Come Through Ellis Island? - Immigrants
American immigration immediately brings to mind Ellis Island, the nation's largest federal immigration station. But not all immigrants to America came through Ellis Island - not even those who immigrated to New York. Learn about the many popular American ports of entry and how to research those records

Birth, Death & Marriage Records in Alberta Canada
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Alberta, Canada, including the dates for which civil registration records are available in Alberta, where they are located, and links to online Alberta vital records databases.

DNA Testing for Ancestry
A number of different companies offer DNA tests for ancestral testing and ethnic origins. This checklist helps you to determine which company will best help you meet your DNA goals and provide the most bang for your buck.

Is Your Hair Loss Hereditary?
If you're over 20 and your hair is starting to thin, the culprit is probably hidden in your family tree. Approximately 95 percent of men and 70 percent of women with thinning hair can attribute it to heredity.

Tips for Finding Stubborn Ancestors in Genealogy Databases
Do you have ancestors that you just can't find in an online database when you know they must be there? Before you assume they were just missed somehow, try these tips for locating stubborn ancestors in a variety of online databases.

Best Genealogy Software for Mac - Readers' Choice 2013
Five Windows genealogy software programs were selected by readers as the best for their combination of features, publishing, and ease of use. Meet the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Winners in the genealogy software for Windows category.

New Jersey Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in New Jersey, including the dates for which New Jersey vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online New Jersey vital records databases.

Ancestry of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls
Explore the pioneer ancestors of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls and her husband, Almanzo James Wilder. Her large family tree follows the American frontier, from New York and New England west through Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Genealogy: The Dawes Rolls - Description, How To Use
Lists of people accepted between 1898 and 1914 by the Dawes Commission as members of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole Indian tribes.

Castle Garden - America's First Official Immigration Center
America's first official immigration center, Castle Garden welcomed over 10 million immigrants to New York from 1830 to 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Learn about the history of immigration to Castle Garden, and search for your ancestors in the database of passenger lists.

10 Genealogy Blogs Worth Reading
Each of these genealogy and family history oriented blogs is outstanding for excellent writing and timely updates, and because they each bring something special to the world of genealogy blogging.

Top Databases for Canadian Genealogy
If you're searching for Canadian ancestors online, these databases and Web sites are the best place to start. Best of all, most are free!

Top 10 Surname Research Sites
Search for your family surname and make genealogy connections in these ten, free lineage-linked databases, together containing over 650 million surnames.

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Mapping Your Ancestry With Google Maps
Plot your ancestors locations and travels on a map and experience a new way of looking at your family history. Google Maps and other free tools make this a fun, easy project for any genealogist.

10 Top Websites for British Genealogy Online
These 10 top UK genealogy websites are a great starting point for researching British ancestry, packed with original records and genealogy databases.

5 Ways to Chart & Display Your Family Tree
While tracing your ancestry back as far as possible is fun, it's even better when you can present the findings in a handsome family tree chart. From hand drawn charts to computer generated trees, learn about the different ways to display your family tree.

How to Transfer Individual Notes from Evernote to Scrivener
Learn how to use Evernote with Scrivener for a 1-2 research and writing punch.

How to Export Notebooks from Evernote to Scrivener
Learn how to share Evernote notebooks with Scrivener, for full access from within the Scrivener Project.

Registres Matricule of Louis Volant (born 1877) - French Military Conscription Record
Louis Volant, great-grandfather of J.K. Rowling, was awarded a French Croix de Guerre for his bravery and courage during WWI. See his registre matricule (military conscription record) and learn more about his service to France, his injuries, and his valor.

Ancestry of Albert Einstein
Learn about the German and Jewish roots of famous scientist and inventor Albert Einstein.

About Genealogy - Probing into Probate Records & Wills
Probate records, including wills, administrations, and other estate records, are often a key to solving stubborn genealogical problems. Learn how to locate and use these detailed documents to uncover clues to your ancestors.

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Place Name Pronunciations
Thousands of place names around the world are not spelled phonetically, nor pronounced the way they look. Before you visit or talk about a place with which you are not familiar, check out the correct way to pronounce that place name in these online pronunciation guides.

10 Tips For Your Visit to the Family History Library - Preparing For Your Visit
Advance preparation for your visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City can save you hours of time to spend on more research. Before you make the trek to the Family History Library, read these tips for a successful visit.

What do the Codes in the Census Mean?
Deciphering handwritten census records is often difficult enough, but sometimes the pages also include puzzling codes, abbreviations, and marks. Learn how to determine if the strange document codes hold a particular meaning, and what that might be.

Family History Writing Made Easier with Scrivener
Learn how to use Scrivener, a project management tool designed specifically for writers, to manage both your genealogy research and your writing. Scrivener makes it so much easier to write as you research rather than leaving it until after the research is done.

Create a Family Recipe Book - Cooking Up Your Family History
Learn how to turn delicious family recipes and memories into a family cookbook that will be treasured for generations. Includes tips for soliciting recipes, things to include and assembling the cookbook.

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Options for Becoming a Credentialed Genealogist
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Making a Living as a Personal Historian
An article in last week's New York Times discusses the growing trend of entrepreneurs who make a living capturing the stories and memories of older generations,

Finding Family History in Google News Archive
Have you ever typed your ancestor's name into the search box at Google News Archive and then moved on to something else after coming up empty? If so, then go

DIY Historical Map Overlays in Google Earth
Whether you download a historical map from an online digitized collection such as the Warrantee Township Maps available online from the Pennsylvania State

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Autosomal DNA Testing - Can it Really Predict Our Ancestors?
One of the coolest genetic tools in the genealogist's toolbox (especially for those of us of the female persuasion without Y-DNA) is the relatively new autosomal DNA test.

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Ancestry's OneWorldTree - Facts & Misconceptions
There's a lot of panic going on these days on various genealogy message boards and mailing lists regarding a new search service from Ancestry.com -

Face Recognition for Your Family Tree
In an interesting twist on family tree research a new Web site is employing facial-recognition technology to analyze your facial features and match you up with

Common Family Myths & Stories - Is That Family Legend Really True?
Many families have a cherished story or two regarding their distant ancestors, but some actually more myth than reality. Learn how to prove or disprove your family's stories, and explore some of the most common family legends - the ones that very rarely turn out to be true.

Ten Ways to Celebrate Family History Month
Whether you're new to genealogy, or have devoted a lifetime to it, celebrate Family History Month with your family this October by trying one (or more) of these ten wonderful ways to craft and commemorate your past.

Italian Genealogy Word List - Common Italian Words Found in Genealogical Records with English Translations
Find English meanings for Italian words and terms commonly found in genealogical documents, including birth, marriage and death records, civil records, military records and census records. Italian genealogical word list includes record types, events, dates, relationships and other important genealogical terms.

Ancestry of Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
Explore the family tree of NFL Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, from his Roethlisberger roots in Switzerland, to his deep roots in Ohio, including the Foust, Heslop, Shoemaker, Decker, Foster, Zimmerly, Saunders and Amstutz families, among others.

Ancestry of Ben Roethlisberger
Explore the family tree of NFL Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, from his Roethlisberger roots in Switzerland, to his deep roots in Ohio, including the Foust, Heslop, Shoemaker, Decker, Foster, Zimmerly, Saunders and Amstutz families, among others.

Ancestry of Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
Explore the family tree of NFL Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, from his Roethlisberger roots in Switzerland, to his deep roots in Ohio, including the Foust, Heslop, Shoemaker, Decker, Foster, Zimmerly, Saunders and Amstutz families, among others.

Ancestry of Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
Explore the family tree of NFL Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, from his Roethlisberger roots in Switzerland, to his deep roots in Ohio, including the Foust, Heslop, Shoemaker, Decker, Foster, Zimmerly, Saunders and Amstutz families, among others.

Family History & the Immigrant Experience
Learn what life was like for emigrants on board a transatlantic steamship, including supplies, sanitation, and even fashion. These resources explore the immigrant experience including the ships, cost of passage, ships captains and crews, and medical and mental inspection and quarantine.

Belgian Genealogy - Resources for Online Research
Research your ancestors from Belgium online in these databases and collections of digitized images, including Belgian civil registration records, parish records, military records, and more.

Italian Jurisdictions - Finding Italian Records
Researching Italian ancestors? Get the scoop on Italian jurisdictions, including which repositories most likely hold the records you need.

Italian Genealogy 101 - Researching Your Family Tree in Italy
Get started researching your Italian roots with this guide to researching Italian ancestors in Italy. Includes an overview of major Italian genealogical records, how to access these records, Italian surnames and their meanings, Italian naming patterns and further resources for Italian genealogy research.

Italian Genealogy 101 - Research in Italian Records
Get started researching your Italian roots with this guide to researching Italian ancestors in Italy. Includes an overview of major Italian genealogical records, how to access these records, Italian surnames and their meanings, Italian naming patterns and further resources for Italian genealogy research. Page 2.

All About Passenger Lists - How and Where to Find Immigration Records
Learn how to locate ancestors on ship passenger lists and manifests with this guide to passenger lists around the world. Includes what types of information you can expect to learn, locations and time periods for passenger lists and indexes, and links to online passenger lists.

Swedish Genealogy Databases & Records Online
Research your Swedish family tree online in this collection of online Swedish genealogy databases and records. Available resources include birth, death and marriage records, as well as census, emigration and other genealogy resources from Sweden. While not all Swedish records are available online, these Swedish genealogy databases are a good place to start researching your roots in Sweden.

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

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Dig further into your ancestral DNA results with these third-party websites and tools designed to help you further explore cousin matches, investigate your deep ethnic origins, and learn more about possible inherited health and genetic traits.

Top 10 Deadliest U.S. Natural Disasters
Every now and then a deadly natural disaster comes along and wipes out a large population within days. These ten deadliest U.S. disasters cost the lives of 100s and 1000s of people, wiped out many important historical and genealogical records, and changed many families forever.

Red Cross World War One Prisoner of War Records Online
During the First World War over 10 million soldiers and civilians were captured and sent to detention camps. Records of these POW's can now be researched online for free through the Historical Records agency of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

German City and Town Names, Historical Maps and Gazetteers Online
Learn how to locate the exact town or village of your German ancestors with this guide to using German historical gazetteers and maps, including links to free online resources.

How to Find Your Family History in Obituaries
One of the most helpful tools when beginning a search into your family history is the obituary. Beyond just the place and date of death, you may also learn the birthplace, final resting place, occupation, religious affiliation, community activities, street address, the names of friends and relatives, and other details which can help you learn a great deal about the people from your past.

10 Don't Miss Historical Photo Collections on Flickr
Don't miss these beautiful online galleries of historic photographs on Flickr, contributed by library, archive and historical society collections.

Access US Census Enumeration Maps 1900–1940
Census enumeration maps are a great resource for genealogists. Learn more about what you can learn from these maps and how to access more than 60,000 U.S. census enumeration maps for free online.

10 Questions to Ask a Research Facility Before You Visit
Whether you're planning a trip to the State Historical Society, the Family History Library, the National Archives or the local courthouse, it pays to be prepared. Avoid frustration and increase your research time by asking these 10 question in advance of your visit.

Top Sources for Researching British Military Ancestors
Dig out the details of your British soldier ancestors' military service, with this collection of sources for military service and pension records, war memorials, military cemeteries and other military records and resources for the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy.

Free Cemetery Transcriptions, Photos & Databases
Explore these free online cemetery transcriptions and databases to find tombstone inscriptions and photos for your ancestors.

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

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

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

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

Ancestry of Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla)
Explore the humble Polish ancestry of Karol Wojtyla, known to the world as Pope John Paul II.

5 Steps for Identifying People in Old Photographs - Photo Identification Tips for Genealogy
Solving the mystery faces and places in your old family photographs requires knowledge of your family history, combined with good old fashioned detective work. When you're ready to take on the challenge, these five photo identification tips will get you started in style.

5 Steps for Identifying People in Old Photographs - Photo Identification Tips for Genealogy
Solving the mystery faces and places in your old family photographs requires knowledge of your family history, combined with good old fashioned detective work. When you're ready to take on the challenge, these five photo identification tips will get you started in style.

5 Steps for Identifying People in Old Photographs - Photo Identification Tips for Genealogy
Solving the mystery faces and places in your old family photographs requires knowledge of your family history, combined with good old fashioned detective work. When you're ready to take on the challenge, these five photo identification tips will get you started in style.

5 Steps for Identifying People in Old Photographs - Photo Identification Tips for Genealogy
Solving the mystery faces and places in your old family photographs requires knowledge of your family history, combined with good old fashioned detective work. When you're ready to take on the challenge, these five photo identification tips will get you started in style.

5 Steps for Identifying People in Old Family Photographs
Solving the mystery faces and places in your old family photographs requires knowledge of your family history, combined with good old fashioned detective work. When you're ready to take on the challenge, these five photo identification tips will get you started in style.

Researching Ancestors in the British Census
Learn how to locate ancestors in the British census, a valuable source for information on individuals who lived in England or Wales after 1841.

The Cherokee Princess Myth - Common Genealogy Legends
Native American ancestry is a fairly common family story, and one which may actually turn out to be true. But there really isn't such a thing as a Cherokee princess...

Family Reunions: Six Factors to Consider for Venue
From historic spots and family camping to fun resorts and houseboat heaven, browse ideas, locations, and tips to help you choose the ideal site for your next family reunion.

Genealogy of Legendary Singer James Brown
Learn about the ancestry and southern roots of legendary singer James Brown. His family tree includes African American, Asian and Native American ancestry.

Online Genealogy Research Internet Databases and Records
The Internet offers a wonderful array of databases, records, and other resources for researching your family tree online. Learn how to search like a pro, find free genealogy databases, and discover your family history on the Web.

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

Abstracting and Transcribing Genealogical Documents
Learn how to transcribe genealogical documents like a pro, including rules and techniques for creating accurate genealogical transcriptions and tips for handling illegible content. Page 2.

Abstracting and Transcribing Genealogical Documents
Learn how to transcribe genealogical documents like a pro, including rules and techniques for creating accurate genealogical transcriptions and tips for handling illegible content.

Obtaining Vital Records (Marriage, Birth, Death) in Montana
Montana vital records - learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records in Montana, including the dates for which Montana vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Montana vital records databases.

How to Create a Genealogy GEDCOM File
Learn how to create a genealogy GEDCOM file in your genealogy software program to share your family history file with other genealogists.

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

Washington Vital Records - How to Obtain Marriage, Death & Birth Certificates in Washington State WA
Washington vital records - learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records in Washington State, including the dates for which Washington vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Washington vital records databases.