5 Research Tools for Finding Ancestors

5 Research Tools for Finding Ancestors

There are plenty of resources available online for genealogists, it’s all about knowing where to look. Our online courses provide plenty of tools and technology for finding your ancestors, but also strategies for doing the research – and making use of the results. Below, find five resources for researching your...Read more
Thanks for the Records: Online Genealogy

Thanks for the Records: Online Genealogy

It’s that time of year again, where people all over the United States pause to reflect on the people and things they’re grateful for. I’m always grateful for my family and friends, the roof over my head, the food on my table – all the things that shouldn’t be taken...Read more
Death Investigation: Was it a Railroad Accident?

Death Investigation: Was it a Railroad Accident?

A Genealogical Death Investigation My grandfather had plenty of stories about his grandmother, Elizabeth, who lived quite a long and eventful life. Her husband, Daniel Davies, on the other hand, we know very little about; only that he died not too long after coming to the US from Wales. According...Read more
Ancestry.com Working to Save the Stories of WWII Veterans

Ancestry.com Working to Save the Stories of WWII Veterans

Veterans Day is approaching, giving us an opportunity to honor our loved ones and ancestors that have fought and made sacrifices for our country and our freedom. One of the most important and meaningful things you can do to celebrate the contributions that veterans have made is to take the...Read more
Can’t Find Your Ancestor? Genealogy Experts Suggest These 6 Tips

Can’t Find Your Ancestor? Genealogy Experts Suggest These 6 Tips

After awhile doing genealogy and working with experts through Family Tree Magazine, I’ve learned a few things. One of them is that if there’s an afterlife, our ancestors are in it snickering at our puny efforts to uncover their secrets. Another one is that some classic pro genealogy tips apply to...Read more
4 Tips for Translating Your German Ancestor’s Records

4 Tips for Translating Your German Ancestor’s Records

Don’t be daunted by documents in German, or think that you can’t research your German ancestors just because you don’t know the language. The fact is, you don’t have to be fluent to find those records, you just have to know the key words and phrases commonly used in the...Read more