MyHeritage DNA Announces Updates at Live Conference

MyHeritage DNA Announces Updates at Live Conference

MyHeritage Live 2018 took place this past weekend in Oslo, Norway. But no worries if you couldn’t trek to Scandinavia to join in person! MyHeritage live-streamed all the sessions, and we’ll brief you on the major MyHeritage DNA updates announced there. The conference opened with a keynote speech from CEO...Read more
5 Genealogical Whodunits to Add to Your Reading List

5 Genealogical Whodunits to Add to Your Reading List

We recently shared our two-part interview with genealogical mystery author Steve Robinson. A pioneer of the growing sub-genre, Robinson just released the seventh volume in his popular series starring American professional genealogist Jefferson Tayte. Be sure to check out our conversation with Robinson, and then add these page-turners to your reading...Read more
Trying Out FamilySearch Compare-A-Face to See Which Relatives I Look Like

Trying Out FamilySearch Compare-A-Face to See Which Relatives I Look Like

Who looks like whom always makes a fun topic of conversation at family gatherings. Now you can back up your opinions with proof—kind of—from the new, fun Compare-a-Face tool at FamilySearch. Compare-a-Face uses facial recognition technology to analyze a picture of you, along with old family photos. It gives each...Read more
Here’s When You Can Watch Season 5 of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.”

Here’s When You Can Watch Season 5 of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.”

PBS has announced the premiere date for season five of the genealogy series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” It’ll be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. In “Finding Your Roots,” historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents well-known Americans with their family histories in all their fascinating complexity and diversity....Read more
5 Most Important Ancestry.com Updates

5 Most Important Ancestry.com Updates

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you’ll know that things are always changing. Whole websites come and go, and even the most visited domains get a face-lift every now and then. Ancestry.com is certainly no exception. The no. 1 genealogy website continues to evolve, and it...Read more
MeyersGaz Update Gives German Researchers New Search Tool

MeyersGaz Update Gives German Researchers New Search Tool

Because officials kept records at the local level, German genealogists need to find a village of origin to move forward in research. So when the leading geographical dictionary went online in 2016 as MeyersGaz.org, German researchers rejoiced. And genealogists now have another reason to cheer: A recent MeyersGaz update allows users to...Read more