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  • Could Prince George of Cambridge Become King?

    May 8

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently toured Australia. They brought with them their infant son, Prince George of Cambridge. Their visit was heavily covered by newspapers and websites, and it appears that they had a pretty good time. Some have wondered if young Prince George could ever become King of England. Many people start doing gene...


  • The Eleven Nation-States of America

    May 6

    How many states are there in the United States of America? Of course, we all know there are fifty. That is the reason why there are 50 stars on the flag. However, there is another way to look at things. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald, says that North America can be broken down into eleven separate nation-states. According...


  • European Colonization of America is Still Evident Today

    May 1

    What can you do after you have run out of ideas about where to look for the important documents of an ancestor? One potential solution is to figure out where in the United States the person lived. Or, if you happen to know that ancestor's heritage, there may be another option. The Washington Post has created a very detailed map of the United S...


  • Free Printable Charts and Forms for Genealogists

    Apr 16

    Genealogists tend to come up with a whole lot of research. Not all of it easily fits together at first glance. It can also be difficult to figure out which batch of notes the information you are looking for can be found in. Keeping organized is key! Printable forms that are designed for genealogy, such as pedigree charts, research forms, and mor...


  • How to Re-Create an Old Family Photo

    Apr 14

    You have probably seen at least one or two blogs that feature a re-created family photo. The concept has become very popular. The simplest way to explain it is that a family locates a photo from when the children where young. Then, they dress up in similar clothing, stage the same poses, and re-create the family photo after the children have grown...


  • Apps and Add-Ons that Make the Internet Even Better!

    Apr 10

    What are your favorite websites that you use as resources for genealogy or family history? Those awesome websites can be made even better if you use the add-ons that work with them. Their apps are helpful because they enable you to connect with the website while you are away from your computer. All you need is a smartphone that the app is compat...


  • Why Your Daughter Isn’t Named Blodwen

    Apr 8

    Odds are, you didn't decide that the perfect name for your daughter was Blodwen. It is also unlikely that your son is named Cyril. Believe it or not, those names were once very popular in England and Wales. Over time, there have been fewer babies that were given these historic names. Maybe your ancestors had those names. Your great great grand...


  • Free Access to Genealogy Websites for LDS Members

    Apr 4

    Good news for the genealogists who are Mormon! has been working on a partnership with several of the most popular genealogy websites. Sometime soon, this will enable members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to obtain free subscriptions several of the websites that are helpful to genealogists. The original pla...


  • Protect Your Genealogy Research From Disaster

    Apr 2

    What would you do if a disaster destroyed all of your old family photos, documents, and genealogy research? That scenario is a genealogist's nightmare. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your precious documents, photos, and research in case of a disaster. You cannot prevent an earthquake, flood, or wildfire from happening. Genealogists c...


  • Experts Side with FDA Over 23andMe

    Mar 26

    You may have heard by now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered 23andMe to halt the marketing of its health-related direct-to-consumer DNA test kits. (It is still allowed to sell its DNA test kit for genealogy purposes). Many saw this as a controversial decision. The FDA had concerns about the potential health risks that a co...