Family History

  • Preserve Family History at Library of Congress

    Jul 11

    The Library of Congress for the United States has been collecting and preserving national, state and local histories for centuries, this includes some 50,000 compiled family histories. Many family histories also cover when families lived in other nations outside of the United States before they immigrated to America. Some key items to include or k...


  • Family History Questions to Ask Your Relatives

    Jul 6

    You cannot make a record of your family history all by yourself. Your relatives have stories to tell, memories to share, and the backstory to old family photos. The best way to discover these valuable pieces of family history is to ask your relatives about them. Not sure where to begin? MyHeritage can help you get started. They have put together...


  • AncestryDNA is 2 Million People Strong

    Jul 5

    Around 11 months ago, AncestryDNA announced that it had tested over 1 million people. Recently, has hit another major milestone. They are now 2 million people strong. They are the very first consumer genetics testing company to hit that milestone. AncestryDNA is a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service. It uses the latest autosomal testing t...


  • Vintage Maps

    Jul 3

    The use of old maps when gathering information on your ancestors can be essential. It really helps in putting together the family story. The hometown, the region or country may have been a different name and size when your ancestors lived there. This is all part of the search, the discovery of your family heritage with Old Maps Online. You have tw...


  • Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion

    Jun 22

    Tuberculosis is a serious disease. Today, it can be partly prevented by vaccine. Those who catch the disease can be treated by a medical professional (who will most likely prescribe antibiotics that will kill the bacterial disease.) It may sound strange, but tuberculosis actually shaped Victorian fashion. Tuberculosis used to be called "consumpt...


  • Ways to Prevent Your Relatives From Trashing Your Family History

    Jun 13

    You may have read the story about the woman whose family threw all of her genealogy and family history work into the trash after the woman passed away. It is easy to see why this story is shocking to genealogists. Here are some ways you can prevent your family from trashing your family history. The story may have first appeared on the Deseret Ne...


  • Add Context to Your Research for More of the Story

    Jun 10

    Want to add some flavor to your genealogy research or your family history? One great way to do it is by adding some context to fill out what you already know about your ancestors. Doing so can reveal insights that you may have overlooked the first time around. Add Some History Take the time to learn what was going on in the world when your ance...


  • Reasons You Might Not Know Cancer Runs in Your Family

    Jun 8

    Genealogy today involves not only making a family tree but also creating a medical family tree. There are some DNA tests out there that can reveal a person's risk of developing cancer. In the United States, the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for more people than ever before to be able to afford to see a doctor. Even so, there are some rea...


  • Clixta App Lets You Upload, Store, and Share Photos

    Jun 3

    There are a variety of apps to choose from that enable you to post your family photos online. Ultimately, you have to pick the one that is best for your needs. Clixta is a family photo sharing app that is working with Copyright Hub. Clixta is a photo sharing network that is completely focused on the past. It provides a simple and fun way to shar...


  • Family History Library Block Party 2016

    Jun 1

    Many people have asked the Family History Library if they are going to hold their Global Family Reunion block party again. It was a very popular event. FamilySearch has announced that the Family History Library will be holding a block party in the Summer of 2016. In 2015, thousands of people gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in a ...