• 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...


  • Inmates Help With Indexing

    May 16

    Many genealogists are aware of what indexing is. For some, it is because they have read about it on the FamilySearch website. Indexing is done on a volunteer basis, and it isn't unusual for amateur genealogists to consider helping out with that task. An article published by the Salt Lake Tribune points out that some inmates have been given the o...


  • Finding Documents to Photos on FamilySearch

    May 15

    Using the FamilySearch online database, which is always updated, just might yield some family information (letters, documents, family stories, obituaries) and photos previously unknown to you. Using their 'Find Photos and Stories' you can place a surname and it will search the vast database of submitted scanned documents, stories and photographs. ...


  • WorldCat Adds FamilySearch Catalog

    Jan 24

    Have you tried using WorldCat yet? It is a resource for genealogists that has recently been mentioned on the blog of the National Genealogical Society (NGS). It is safe to say that anything the NGS is excited about is a great resource! WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog. Sign in, and you are able to to use the search engine to ...


  • Check out these Free Genealogy Resources!

    Dec 19

    Check out these Free Genealogy Resources! There are several free genealogy resources that you can take advantage of. Each has its own focus. You might be able to find what you are searching for without having to spend money. Here are a few free genealogy resources that you should check out. Library Edition You probably already k...