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  • What is Genealogy

    Genealogy has had a surge of popularity over the last 30 years. However, it has continuously been of interest and importance to people for hundreds of years. Those of n...


  • Utilizing Family History Library and its Centers

    Since 1894, the number one guardian of family records has been the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), along with the Genealogical Society of Utah. Over ...


  • Learn to Validate Your Online Research

    On the Internet are thousands of online family lineage databases. Some databases are from free sources like Rootsweb World Connect, others from paid genealogical subscrip...


  • An Ancestor’s Given Names

    The use of one, two or even three and four given names added to the family surname for a newborn baby is a fairly recent family tradition. The naming of a baby is not t...


  • Discovering Those Elusive Relatives

    Many hours are expended gathering the names, dates and locations for your family pedigree chart, along with verifying the information. However, there are always a few bl...


  • A Beginner’s Genealogy Questions

    With so Many People having already done research, wouldn’t there already be a book written on my Family History? There are thousands of published and unpublished famil...


  • Best Free Genealogical Websites

    With utilization of the Internet and computers, either in your home or those in libraries, there is a vast assortment and a variety of websites to assist the people in th...


  • Best Subscription or Fee Genealogical Websites

    There is a vast assortment of websites created over the last 15 years to aid the genealogical researcher. The following is an essential list of fee-based web sites that...


  • Steps Along the Genealogy Path

    When first beginning your genealogy search you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the vastness of documenting so many relatives. Look at it as a journey, one step at a time ...


  • Interviewing a Relative

    One of the best sources for information and especially family stories are living relatives. Once you have created your basic pedigree chart, time should be spent interv...


  • Learning Details about a Beloved Ancestor

    After you have started investigating into your family history, you could develop a kindred feeling or spiritual bond with a certain ancestor. You may have known them whe...


  • Link Up with Researchers Interested in Your Surname

    Family history researchers with the same surname you’re investigating can produce some of the most valuable sources by reaching out to link up. Between family heirloo...


  • Research the Hometowns of Your Ancestors

    A family’s ancestral home can be a rural village, a small town, a medium-sized city or a large metropolis. Learning about the particular location; its people, occupati...


  • Investigating an Ancestor’s Siblings

    In the early stages of researching your ancestors, you keep with the direct lineage, those parents, grandparents, etc. However, you can early on run into a roadblock on ...


  • Fun Activities to Go with Your Genealogy

    Working on genealogy is a hobby and a very rewarding one. However, there are fun activities that complement this hobby. First, would be making a special exhibit of yo...


  • Saving Your Research

    If you have only been working on your genealogy project for a few weeks or for years the number one activity you must complete is to make copies of your work. You start ...


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