Check Out Our Genealogy Blog »

Blog Content

  • Education Records at Findmypast

    Mar 17

    Your ancestor's education records can reveal many important pieces of information. Findmypast points out that education records give you a glimpse into an ancestor's early life. School records can also contain parent's names, parent's occupations, and the birth date of your ancestor. Here is a quick look at the education records in FindmyPast's ...

    More

  • How to Find Out if You Are Related to a President

    Mar 16

    The United States doesn't have a royal family. Instead, it has the First Family: the President of the United States, the First Lady, and their children. This could make some American genealogists wonder if they are related to a President. Here is some advice on how to find out if you are related to a current or former President. Work on Your ...

    More

  • MacGregors of Scotland

    Mar 15

    Could you believe that a surname and the people attached to that name could be 'banned'? Well, it did happen to the Scottish highland clan surname of MacGregor, including the spelling form of McGregor and Gregor. In 1603 the new king to the English throne was King James IV of Scotland, becoming King James I. Scotland was divided at the time into c...

    More

  • Eneclann Offers Irish Genealogy and Research Services

    Mar 15

    Need some help finding information about your Irish ancestors? Eneclann might be able to assist you. They offer Irish genealogy and history research services to individual and corporate clients in Ireland and worldwide. Eneclann was founded in 1998 by Brian Donovan and Fiona Fitzsimons. Both of them were graduates of Trinity College Dublin. ...

    More

  • Midwest Genealogy Center Offers April Activities

    Mar 14

    The Midwest Genealogy Center is located in Independence, Missouri. It is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library, which is the largest library system in the metropolitan area in Missouri. The Midwest Genealogy Center is offering April genealogy and family history activities. The activities are free. Registration is required. Visit the Midwe...

    More

  • Using ‘Find-A-Grave’ to Locate Family Info

    Mar 13

    The following may be an untapped resource that if you have not used to any extent, do consider it. It is a free online site, "Find-A-Grave". The site listing has information from people’s gravestones (birth and death dates), the cemetery name, grave location and often photos of the grave markers as well. In addition, text of the person's obituar...

    More

  • 23andMe Releases Genetic Weight Report

    Mar 13

    23andMe has released a Genetic Weight Report that is the first of its kind. It combines large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight. It is not unusual to hear someone say that he or she wants to lose some weight. There is an entire diet industry that ...

    More

  • How to Preserve Old Letters

    Mar 12

    Old letters are special because they provide insight into the thoughts, worries, and dreams of your relatives and ancestors. Family historians who inherit a batch of old letters need to be careful with them. Learn how to preserve those old letters – so they will be around for future generations to enjoy. Wash Your Hands The oils on your han...

    More

  • FamilySearch – Italy

    Mar 11

      There are many Italian immigrates who came to America all during the late 1800s and into the 1900s. There may well be family branches still living in Italy, that would be fun to locate. A good starting point in research relating to databases for Italy is the free FamilySearch.org on the nation of Italy. Here there are some 42 different dat...

    More

  • Meanings of Common Irish Surnames

    Mar 11

    You may be well aware of the Irish surnames that make up your family tree. But, do you know the stories and history behind the surnames? The Irish surnames in your family might be among the most common – or one of the more unique ones. The earliest Irish surname recorded in all of Europe was O'Clery (which was, long ago, spelled O Cleirigh)....

    More

  • Human Remains Found at Home for Unwed Mothers in Ireland

    Mar 10

    An investigation into a site that was once a Mother and Baby Home in Ireland has led to the discovery of a mass grave. The investigation was started after a local historian's research made it clear that things did not add up. It is a sad story that reveals what was really happening in at least one Mother and Baby Home in Ireland. Mother and Ba...

    More

  • FamilySearch – England

    Mar 9

    Many people have ties to England, part of the United Kingdom, especially since America was a British colony before 1776. Yet, many will have ancestors who came to America all during the 1800s and into the 1900s. There may well be family branches still living in England, that would be fun to locate. A good starting point in research relating to dat...

    More

  • Tips for Re-Creating Old Family Photos

    Mar 9

    Every so often, a family gets together to re-create some old family photos. Some of them go viral because they are absolutely hilarious! Pick a fun photo, get together with your siblings, and have some fun! Here are some tips for re-creating old family photos. First, the basics. In order to do this right, you need to do your best to match th...

    More

  • Resources at Onondaga County Public Library

    Mar 8

    The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) was formed from its two predecessor organizations, the Onodaga Library System and the Syracuse Public Library. Today, the Central Library is housed in the Galleries of Syracuse, a modern mixed-use facility combining offices and retail stores. The mission of the Onondaga County Public Library is to make ...

    More

  • FamilySearch–Germany

    Mar 7

    The online, free site of FamilySearch.com has a large database of records from Germany. If you have identified ancestors coming from Germany especially between the early 1800s into the early 20th century, you may be in luck in locating additional information. Some of the types of databases on Germany and its residents include: births-marriages and...

    More



Search Blog

Search Surnames

More Resources