• 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 ...


  • 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...


  • Ransomware Closed National Records of Scotland

    Apr 20

    The multitude of genealogy records that are accessible online makes things easier for today's genealogist. Type your ancestor's name into a search engine on a genealogy website, and you may find some of his or her records. The worst case scenario is that the search will come up empty. The websites that host genealogy records have a much bigger thin...


  • MyHeritage has Free Family History Webinars

    Apr 19

    You can learn a lot from a good webinar! A webinar is a seminar that takes place online. This means that you can watch a webinar from your home, and without having to travel to a specific location. Some webinars cost money, while others can be viewed for free. MyHeritage is a well known genealogy website that offers some of features to users for...


  • Sort – Organize Family Photos

    Apr 17

    You might have been given the collection of family photos, some may even date back to the mid-1860s. Or another relative has such a box full, but has never organized them. Either way, you or working with the other relative do need to make the time to sort and organize and hopefully label that collection. If you wait it only gets harder. So work on...


  • Some Favorite Foods in the 1800s

    Apr 15

    To know everything about your ancestors, one major area is about the type of foods they may have enjoyed. Many of such meals are still enjoyed today having been handled down through the generations. However, there are a few, less consumed now-a-days. To start, 'Pressed Duck' was a favorite in the 1800s. The butchered duck would be semi-roasted in ...


  • Your Surname in the World

    Apr 13

    It can be fascinating to learn who else in the world have your same family name (surname). It can be a bit hard to contact all of them but using the online site titled 'Forebears' you can learn a little of where many live across the globe. They have approximately about 11 millions names. This site has you start by typing in the surname you are sea...