Findmypast Catholic Heritage Archive Continues to Grow

Findmypast Catholic Heritage Archive Continues to Grow

Findmypast has announced the release of more than 1.2 million baptismal, marriage, burial and congregational records covering 103 Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio) and 47 parishes in Liverpool, England. Findmypast’s Jen Baldwin shares her excitement here about these records at RootsTech 2019: Cincinnati, in Hamilton County, Ohio,...Read more
Quick Update: New Source for  Mayflower Ancestors

Quick Update: New Source for Mayflower Ancestors

If your family tree includes passengers on the Mayflower in 1620, search the new American Ancestors database “Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880”. It documents Mayflower passengers and their descendants through five generations—more than half a million people. The project is a collaboration between the New England Historic Genealogical Society,...Read more
Add These 4 Steps to Your Research with the Virtual Conference

Add These 4 Steps to Your Research with the Virtual Conference

So Many Reasons to Join the Fall Virtual Conference Every virtual conference comes packed with tons of tips, tools and new approaches to your research. The 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference is no different. In fact, the 15 presentations showcase everything from 10 Records You Didn’t Know to Search For...Read more
Now! Search ALL New York Passenger Lists for Free on the Ellis Island Website

Now! Search ALL New York Passenger Lists for Free on the Ellis Island Website

Jackie Schalk helps visitors find their ancestors’ immigration passenger lists at the Ellis Island American Family Immigration History Center. Photo: Meredith Heuer.   As director of the American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, Jackie Schalk often works with visitors who are sure their ancestors arrived at Ellis Island...Read more
Add These 4 Steps to Your Research with the Fall Virtual Conference

Add These 4 Steps to Your Research with the Fall Virtual Conference

So Many Reasons to Join the Fall Virtual Conference Every virtual conference comes packed with tons of tips, tools and new approaches to your research. The 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference is no different. In fact, the 15 presentations showcase everything from 10 Records You Didn’t Know to Search For...Read more
Maximizing Your Historical Newspapers Searches

Maximizing Your Historical Newspapers Searches

Ulysses S. Grant Reading Newspaper on Porch (Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)   There’s a mantra when it comes historical newspapers: If you haven’t found your ancestors in them, it probably means you haven’t looked at enough of them. Between dailies in metropolitan areas and weeklies in...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