• Finding Errors in Records??

    Jun 7

    Sometimes it is difficult to locate an ancestor because there could be errors either you have made or that were made when a vital record (birth, marriage, death, deed, military, etc) was created. The spelling of given and surnames is one of the common areas of errors. Many names have quite a few various methods of being spelled and those ways have...


  • 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. ...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 ...


  • 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...