• How to Write a Family History People Will Want to Read

    May 20

    It is important to write down your family history. Writing is one of the best ways to send the family history stories that you've heard thousands of times to your future descendants. Ideally, you will want to write a family history that people will want to read. Don't Start Chronologically Some of the most interesting novels start with the main...


  • 200 Years of Immigration to the U.S.

    May 19

    Over the years, people from various countries have immigrated to the United States. A website called Insightful Interaction has put together a visual guide that shows, at a glance, the number of immigrants that came to America from a certain country or specific area of the world during a particular decade. It includes the number of people obtaining...


  • Tool Kit – Immigration

    May 16

    Genealogists who live in the United States can be certain that at least some of their ancestors were immigrants. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of resources that genealogists can use to research their ancestors who were immigrants. This Tool Kit has links to all our blogs that are about immigration. Ships and Passenger Lists...


  • Serendipity in Genealogy

    May 11

    Whether you believe in 'divine guidance' or not, there can be alot said for when for some totally unknown reason, a book, a vital record, a photo, a database, a newspaper articles ... anything suddenly is made available to you to assist in locating or even learning about a previously unknown ancestor. This occurrence can sometimes be referred to a ...


  • TapGenes Helps You Discover Your Family Health Story

    May 11

    Genealogy has always involved the creation of a family tree. In recent years, it has become equally important for genealogists to create their medical family tree. Putting together all the health related information that you discover about your family can be difficult. TapGenes can help with that task! TapGenes is there to help you discover your...


  • California’s Old Series Trademarks

    May 4

    You can find some interesting and unexpected things on official Secretary of State's websites. For example, the California Secretary of State website has information about California's Old Series Trademarks. The things a family historian learns about the history of a state could provide insight into what the lives of his or her ancestors were like....


  • 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...


  • Speech to Text. Useful to Genealogy and Family History Research!

    Apr 27

    How many times do you wish there was another method to transcribe to text a recording you had of a relative or be able to dictate some documents so they were in digital text form? Using the online software 'Speechlogger' you can now do that very easily. It works with Chrome Browsers. This is a speech recognition (which goes from spoken word to dig...


  • Updated Version of Gorilla Genome Revealed

    Apr 26

    The genome of the Western Lowland Gorilla has been given a second look. Scientists noticed that the original attempt to sequence the gorilla's genome had gaps. What they learned from Western lowland gorilla's genome could reveal information relevant to the human genome. The scientific name for humans is Homo sapiens. The scientific name of the W...


  • Cyndi’s List Celebrated 20 Years of Service

    Apr 25

    Cyndi's List is a staple for genealogists who do the majority of their research online. In March of 2016, the website celebrated a major milestone - 20 years of service. Cyndi's List was launched on March 4, 1996. It began as a side-page in a personal genealogy website. Over time, Cyndi's List has grown to become one of the top online genealogy ...