Gain Major Genealogy Problem-solving Skills | February 2019 Podcast

Gain Major Genealogy Problem-solving Skills | February 2019 Podcast

Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:  Discover some powerful genealogy problem-solving techniques with your host, Lisa Louise Cooke. This Month in Family History with Andrew Koch The Battle of Guadalcanal ends, Feb. 9, 1943 After six months of fighting, the Japanese finally surrendered the island of Guadalcanal,...Read more
Creating a Timeline To Show My Grandfather’s Life

Creating a Timeline To Show My Grandfather’s Life

  My grandfather Joe moved around a lot during his lifetime: Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, back to Texas, elsewhere in Texas, Ohio, more places in Texas, various Ohio cities, South Dakota, Ohio again. Timelines organize an ancestor’s or a family’s family tree data—dates, places of residence, jobs, historical events,...Read more
5 Things I Learned from the 2018 Fall Virtual Conference

5 Things I Learned from the 2018 Fall Virtual Conference

Sometimes it pays to know the right people. And I’m lucky enough to know Family Tree University’s Dean of Students and several of the FTU instructors. That allowed me to get a special sneak peek of the sessions at the upcoming 2018 Fall Virtual Conference, which runs Sept. 21 to...Read more
Beginner Tips: Where to Look for Great Ancestor Stories

Beginner Tips: Where to Look for Great Ancestor Stories

  One of my favorite aspects of genealogy is finding a good story. Maybe an ancestor took part in an historical event, clawed his way to economic success, survived an arduous migration or even committed a crime. The kinds of things you might see on an episode of “Who Do...Read more
6 Keys to Success for African-American Genealogy

6 Keys to Success for African-American Genealogy

Library of Congress National African-American History Month began in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History founded Negro History Week. The observation was expanded to a month in February 1976 with a declaration by President Gerald Ford. So let’s talk genealogy....Read more
Editors’ Pick: Organize Your Way to Your Best Genealogy Year

Editors’ Pick: Organize Your Way to Your Best Genealogy Year

  Effective family history researchers know that organization is the key to productivity. Are you as organized as you’d like to be—or could be? If your new year’s resolution is to cut through your genealogy clutter, check out this trio of PDF book downloads by Denise May Levenick, the Family...Read more
3 Tips for Hiring a Professional Genealogist You Can Trust

3 Tips for Hiring a Professional Genealogist You Can Trust

Sponsored Post As you’re tracing your family history, you’ll at least occasionally find that you need the help of a professional genealogist to make the progress you want. This can be due to time constraints in your own life, a need for verification of your work, dealing with a foreign language,...Read more