• Census Reporter

    Sep 25

    We love using the state and US Federal censuses - filled with information. Now online is a special site to help you make a little more sense of the info in the census especially related to the people in the family hometown. It won't answer all your questions about your grandparents, but will provide insight to their hometown today. It does not go b...


  • Curse Words Your Ancestors Used

    Sep 23

    Today, there are many people who express displeasure about the amount of curse words that they hear in TV shows and in popular music. The use of curse words, or swear words, isn't new! Your ancestors used quite a few of them. The curse words of yesteryear sound a whole lot tamer than the swear words you hear today. There is a wonderful blog call...


  • Remembering 9/11 Anniversaries

    Sep 11

    This is the 13th anniversary of 9/11 -- the tragedy terrorist destruction of people and buildings when planes hit the two World Trade Centers in NYC, the Pentagon in Washington, DC and brought another plane down over Pennsylvania. Altogether, with the police and firemen who tried to save the victims, just under 3,000 died that day. Everyone knows w...


  • Ways to Inspire Others to Learn their Family History

    Aug 12

    People who are not genealogists aren't always very interested in learning about their family history. Many see the research required as a tedious, time consuming, task. It looks a lot more like “homework” than like something that would be fun. Fortunately, there are ways to inspire people to learn their family history. The trick is to spark the...


  • Canadian Photos – 19th Century to end of 20th

    Aug 7

    Related FamilyTree.com genealogy blogs: Nationalization Index for Canada Library & Archives of Canada /> The Toronto, Canada Public Library has placed one million Canadian photos online as a digital archive. To the right side is the list of seven different categories of photos. They go from people, places in Toronto, buildings, farms, ...


  • Ships Carrying Immigrants

    Jul 11

    Available online with The Ships List is 3,500 totally free access web-pages with new databases. As you scroll down the list on the homepage you will have numerous topics and subjects to select from. The categories you might most be interested in would be 'Passenger Lists' and Irish immigrants to America. Also review the topic taps at the top, suc...


  • Important Reasons to Learn About your Family History

    Jun 18

    Genealogy involves a lot of research. Time is spent tracking down birth certificates, military records, marriage certificates, and other official documents that contain hard facts about your ancestors. Don't forget the softer side of genealogy! There are so many important reasons to learn about your family history. A website called A Place For M...


  • 1896 to 1900 Video

    Jun 3

    Yes, step back in time to view a video (old vintage reel film) taken of numerous world cities between 1896 and 1900. The use of motion picture equipment was very new in 1890s. So few films that were taken have even survived. So when one is available it is important to view and study what life was like over 100 years ago. It was done by camera oper...


  • Memorial Day

    May 26

    This Monday, May 29th is the official holiday titled 'Memorial Day' with banks, schools, and the post office closed. But it is not the true original Memorial Day of Saturday, May 30th. It is a Federal holiday to take time to remember the military personnel (men and women) who died in the service of the nation. Its beginnings are after the American...


  • The Eleven Nation-States of America

    May 6

    How many states are there in the United States of America? Of course, we all know there are fifty. That is the reason why there are 50 stars on the flag. However, there is another way to look at things. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald, says that North America can be broken down into eleven separate nation-states. According...