• FamilySearch – Digitized

    Nov 15

    Newest item added to help in research on is called "Thumbnail Gallery" and it is available free to the public. This feature has both the indexed data and the image together. This feature is available only with indexed records. It allows the searcher to navigate to other images within the collection by clicking on next or just goi...


  • Reasons to Put your Family Tree in Multiple Places

    Nov 11

    One of the biggest ongoing tasks that a genealogist works on is the creation and maintenance of their family tree. It shows, at a glance, all of the research and work you have done in order to learn more about your ancestors. There are many reasons why it is important to put your family tree in multiple places. Backup Copies Prevent Loss The be...


  • Map Your Family on RootsMapper

    Nov 5

    Have you ever wondered what a map that showed the migration patterns of your ancestors would look like? You could attempt to piece it together by hand, on various copies of paper maps. Or, you could give RootsMapper a try. RootsMapper is an interactive website that allows genealogists to easily visualize the migration patterns of their ancest...


  • FamilySearch Helps Closed Library Digitize Resources

    Oct 21

    The Arizona State Capitol closed its genealogical library on July 31, 2015. Some of the resources were moved to a new Genealogy Center and others were placed in archival storage. The rest was going to be removed from the collection entirely. Fortunately, FamilySearch has stepped in to help digitize the genealogical resources that would otherwise...


  • Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch

    Sep 8

    An unofficial guide is one that has been put together by someone who doesn't work for the company, event, or website that the guide was created for. In general, these types of guides offer insight to people who are hoping to make the most out of their experience with something. Did you know that there is an unofficial guide to FamilySearch? Ty...


  • U.S. Social Security Applications Claim Index at

    Aug 24

    Genealogists who have been trying to find information related to social security now have a new resource to browse through. The new index has been added to One reliable resource that genealogists turn to is the United States Social Security Death Index. It can give you a lot of good information about an ancestor. This informatio...


  • Jewish Genealogy Collection has More than 1 Million Entries

    Apr 28

    Does your family have Jewish heritage? If so, you may want to check out The Knowles Collection. It has more than one million entries now, and is accessible through FamilySearch. As you may know, FamilySearch is a genealogy website that can be used for free. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization that is the largest genealog...


  • Best Free Genealogical Websites – Updated

    Feb 20

      With utilization of the Internet and computers, either in your home or those in libraries, there is a vast assortment and variety of websites to assist you in genealogy research. The following is an essential list of some of the free use web sites that should become familiar to every researcher. 1. Family Search The 'gold-standard' reso...


  • How to Find Genealogy Webinars

    Feb 4

      Have you ever gone online and watched a webinar? Now may be a good time to check one out. A webinar is sort of like a short video that teaches a person something specific about a particular topic. There are plenty of them out there that genealogists can access for free. Here are some tips about how to find genealogy webinars.   ...


  • How to Find Online Genealogy Websites

    Jan 12

    Those that are brand new to genealogy may find themselves struggling to get started. One easy way to find online genealogy websites is to start with the most popular ones. Check them out and discover which one seems right for you. This blog has some basic information about,, and There are some ext...