• HistoryLines is Now Certified by FamilySearch

    Dec 23

    Genealogists who use FamilySearch can add something new to your collection of genealogy resources. HistoryLines has been certified with FamilySearch. It is part of a growing list of partners that FamilySearch is compatible with. FamilySearch is a popular genealogy website that is free to use. It is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Chris...


  • Family History Library Celebrated 30th Anniversary

    Nov 25

    FamilySearch's Family History Library celebrated its 30th Anniversary on October 23, 2015. The library has been recognized by genealogists as the top research and collections library in the world. Part of the reason is it seen that way is because it has evolved to keep up with the changing demographics and demands of family researchers. The ...


  • 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...