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
A Brief History of Kwanzaa

A Brief History of Kwanzaa

The annual holiday of Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Following the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga longed for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded U.S., a cultural organization,...Read more
5 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

5 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under varying names , including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”, have been issued each year since 1994. To help you honor...Read more
Finding Your United Nations Family Tree

Finding Your United Nations Family Tree

The United Nations celebrates its birthday on October 24 each year, marking the day in 1948 when nations across the world signed the United Nations charter. But you, as a genealogist, have chartered your own intercontinental organization—the United Nations of your family tree. Each of us have ancestors from multiple...Read more
Win a Copy of The Family Italian Genealogy Guide!

Win a Copy of The Family Italian Genealogy Guide!

Our brand new book by Melanie D. Holtz is now available and ready to help you uncover your Italian ancestors!  Even better? One lucky reader will win a free copy, just by entering The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide giveaway. Learn how to discover your Italian ancestors with this comprehensive guide...Read more