• Father’s Day Ideas

    Jun 15

    On Sunday, June 18th, 2017 will be Father's Day. A great idea is make your father and / or grandfather your genealogical focus that day and hopefully future days. First, make the plans to spend time with him, and set aside time to interview him. Bring a tape recorder and a notebook to take notes. The interview and series of questions don't have to...


  • What You Can Learn from Old Photos of Your Mother

    May 12

    Your view of your mother, and who she is, was based upon your experiences in early childhood. As you grew, the relationship between you and your mother probably changed at least a little bit. This is part of growing up. What many people forget is that their mothers had a life before they became a mom. There are several things you can learn from old...


  • Using Facebook

    May 5

    Social Media is everywhere; Facebook, Twitter, and emails are a major part of everyone's life today. Use that method of communication to help you in your own family research. Where else can you network with groups of people from around the world and talk about family history, whenever you want? There are many, many, groups and pages on Facebook. ...


  • Wit and Wisdom in Genealogy

    Feb 25

    Just to add a touch of humor and maybe a laugh or two to your day, here are a few selected humorous sayings, phrases, thoughts that just might strike a cord with your own family history research. Enjoy! From Mark Twain: “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”  Genealogists are time travelers. If you don’t tend you...



    Feb 23

    Living DNA has a direct-to-consumer DNA test kit. Use it to find out where you really come from.  The Living DNA test is the most advanced DNA test, offering twice the detail of other ancestry tests.   The Living DNA test is simple.  You can order it online.  The kit is shipped straight to you, by standard or express routes, no matter...


  • Reasons Why Knowing Your Family History is Important

    Jan 27

    When people start searching for information about their ancestors, they often begin by looking for vital records and filling in their family tree. Not all genealogists take the time to also become family historians. There are many reasons why knowing your family history is important. Family History Provides Connections Your family tree can show...


  • Ways to Grow Your Family History

    Jan 9

    The way to grow your family tree is to do more genealogy research. Most genealogists have at least some success with this task. If you hit a “brick wall”, you can seek help from other genealogists. Growing your family history is not as straightforward because it relies on entirely different resources than genealogy work does. Here are some ways...


  • What MyHeritage Added in 2016

    Jan 7

    MyHeritage was extremely busy in 2016! People who use MyHeritage may already be taking advantage of some of the things that were newly released in 2016. Here is a quick look just a few of the interesting, useful, things that were added to MyHeritage in 2016. MyHeritage added the following in 2016: 802 million new historical records were added, 7...


  • RootsTech 2017 Innovator Pass Sessions – February 8

    Nov 20

    RootsTech 2017 will take place starting on February 8-11, 2017. There are a series of Sessions that will be available each day. The type of Pass you purchase determines what Sessions you will be able to access. Keep in mind that these Sessions/Labs are subject to change. Those who buy the Innovator Summit Pass can access: * 9:00 a.m. Innovato...


  • MyHeritage Updated its App

    Nov 15

    The MyHeritage mobile app has been updated. The app is useful for genealogists who use the MyHeritage website. The MyHeritage app allows you to share family moments, discover and edit your family history, and keep in touch with the people you love. The MyHeritage app is available for download at both the App Store and on Google Play. You can use...