family tree research

  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Five

    Dec 29

    Today, I had the chance to try out the information I learned when I read the Guide To Preforming Genealogy Searches that I found on the Advanced Genealogy Search Engine page. My hope is that by following the suggestions in the guide, I will get better results from the search engine. This time, I put my first name and my unmarried surname into th...


  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Four

    Dec 26

    Today, I had the time to take a look at the Guide to Performing Genealogy Searches that I found on The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine website. My hope was that this advice would make the results of the searches that I'd been attempting to get the search engine to do for me to be a whole lot more relevant than what I'd managed to get so far. I ...


  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Three

    Dec 24

    Today, I learned that I really cannot do much to change the way The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine performs it's search. I noticed that when I ask it to search for my first name, Jennifer, and my unmarried surname, Dahlberg, that some of the results don't match. The search engine locates one of these two names, but doesn't seem to be able to weed...


  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Two

    Dec 23

    Today, I have the time to look over the list of results that The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine gave me. Again, I am using this genealogy search engine to find information about myself, and am using my first name and my maiden surname. I have heard that starting with yourself is a great way to begin, and this is the same search that I used on the...


  • Naturalization – Before or After 1906

    Dec 22

    You know a branch of your ancestors arrived in America about 1887. To learn if they ever became naturalized American citizens you would want to look for a petition to become a citizen and the completed naturalization papers. Count yourself lucky if that ancestor did not apply for citizenship until after 1906. Your ancestor was not required to be...


  • Review of the Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day One

    Dec 19

    I've been interested in checking out the brand new search engine created by the Genealogy In Time online magazine. Their Advanced Genealogy Search Engine is free for anyone who wants to use it. It has been said that it is very easy to use, and it allows you to search over 1.2 billion historic records. Let's see how well this works for me! The fi...


  • Your Cheating Heart is In Your Genes

    Dec 15

    What causes a person to be unfaithful to his or her spouse, or significant other? Why do some people have “one night stands”, while other people never decide to do so? A new study reveals that the tendency for a person to engage in these kinds of risky behaviors has something to do with their own specific genetic make up. In a revolutionary ...


  • Little Known Source – Public Domain Books

    Dec 14

    The Internet has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 15 years as well as the interest in family history research. By digitizing many documents and records they are now available on the Internet through various providers such as and One source which likewise has been digitized are the many printed books that are i...


  • Don’t Overlook Variations in Surname Spellings

    Dec 11

    Many vital records including birth, marriage, census, military and death have countless errors. Especially true when it comes to a person's given name and surname. The clerk filling out the birth record, marriage license, deed, etc. may have had only an 8th grade education. The clerk may not have understood the individual when information was pr...


  • Family Tree Builder Launched by MyHeritage

    Dec 10

    The genealogy website called MyHeritage has just launched some brand new software called Family Tree Builder 5.0. It's free, and easy to use. This software offers you new ways to organize, document, and showcase your family history, and has features that the previous versions did not have. You can download it directly from their website. When I ...