• Matching DNA Upload

    Sep 28

    MyHeritage compares DNA data of individuals, which has been uploaded to the MyHeritage website, in order to find matches based on shared DNA. Your DNA matches are people who are highly likely to be relatives (close or distant) because there are significant similarities between their DNA and yours. DNA Matching can open up exciting new research...


  • Use Google Images Search to Learn About a Photo

    Jul 9

    Genealogists use Google to find more information about their ancestors, to discover genealogy resources that are new to them, or to learn more about a particular genealogy festival or event. Google probably won't reveal information about a photograph – but Google Images might! Google Images is specifically designed for people to use when they ...


  • MyHeritage Adds 11 Million Australian Newspaper Pages

    Jun 24

    Old newspapers might be seen as trash by many people. But, to genealogists, they are a treasure! There are things you might be able to find in an old newspaper that simply aren't available anywhere else. You might find an ancestor's obituary, or an article about a baking contest she won. It is easy to see why MyHeritage decided to add 11 million pa...


  • Bruce Springsteen Has Irish Heritage

    Jun 23

    Bruce Springsteen is best known for his “Born in the USA” album. He was born in in Long Branch, New Jersey, in 1949. It is obvious that “The Boss” really was born in the United States. What you may not know is that he has Irish heritage. Irish Central reports that Bruce Springsteen's family tree can be traced to County Kildare, Ireland. ...


  • Search Engines Other Than Google

    Jun 4

    What do you do when you want to find information online? The majority of people “just Google it”. Typically, Google will come up with the answers that the person was seeking. What if Google didn't find your ancestors? There are plenty of other search engines to try. Duck Duck Go Duck Duck Go is “the search engine that doesn't track you”...


  • MyHeritage Launches Book Matching

    Jun 2

    MyHeritage announced the launch of their revolutionary technology that will help individuals locate information about their ancestors that is found in books. It is called Book Matching. It automatically looks at the individuals that are in family trees on MyHeritage and looks for them in MyHeritage's vast collection of digitized historical books. ...


  • 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 ...


  • What Does “Daughtered Out” Mean?

    May 24

    The phrase “daughtered out” is an interesting one because it combines concepts from genealogy and from sociology. The concept doesn't have as big an impact today as it once did, mostly due to changes in how society views the importance of women. What does “daughtered out” mean? It means “to expire due to having only females surviving t...


  • Fibbing Ancestors

    Apr 29

    One of the biggest problems in confirming and verifying information such as names, dates, locations is when it turns out that an ancestor was 'fibbing' to a clerk, census taker or for a newspaper article. Yes, our ancestors have fibbed, not been truthful especially when they know what information is given is going into a government document or publ...


  • Interview Questions

    Apr 21

      You know one of the best methods of research, other than to gather names, hometowns and dates, is to interview a relative. Not just one, but as many as you can and from different family branches. So the following are suggestions to get you started. Start with a blank notebook filled with paper. You might, if the person is being interview...