A.J. Jacobs Tells Us Why “It’s All Relative”

A.J. Jacobs Tells Us Why “It’s All Relative”

Author and journalist A.J. Jacobs recently released his 5th book, It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree, the story of his quest to build one world family tree. As if that doesn’t sound like enough work, Jacobs simultaneously undertook hosting the world’s largest family reunion – the Global...Read more
Celebrating Black History Month 2018

Celebrating Black History Month 2018

Ancestor of Pam Ayersman, Family Tree Facebook Follower February 1st kicks off Black History Month, and at Family Tree we’re excited to spend the next few weeks honoring it with you.  This month, we’ll be sharing quotes, stories and pictures of your African American ancestors. We’ll also be giving tips...Read more
Your Source for Understanding Historical Newspapers

Your Source for Understanding Historical Newspapers

Looking at historical newspapers as part of your genealogical research process can be like entering a roomful of people socializing – you may hear a lot of “voices” shouting at you for attention. There are the obituaries, of course. But also columns of local reports that echo today’s “social media.”...Read more
MyHeritage Releases Major Updates and Improvements

MyHeritage Releases Major Updates and Improvements

On January 11, 2018, MyHeritage rolled out major updates and improvements to their DNA Matching, which they announced with a statement on their blog. Here’s what you need to know: MyHeritage DNA Matching If you’re not familiar with MyHeritage’s DNA Matching program, it’s a system that compares DNA results in the...Read more
A Pictorial Reveal

A Pictorial Reveal

A little bit of information can send your picture identification in a new direction. In last week’s column, I examined a picture submitted by Mimi Maxwell. She was pretty sure that the woman in glasses was Elizabeth Toner, born in 1797. That was until she read my analysis. The picture...Read more