4 Ways to Honor Your Military Ancestors

4 Ways to Honor Your Military Ancestors

An old adage says that “freedom isn’t free,” and men and women throughout history have sacrificed their time and lives in service of their country. Here are four ways to honor military ancestors. 1. Visit their gravesites. Going to a cemetery is a kind of pilgrimage in which we walk...Read more
The Top 10 Reasons to Write Your Family History

The Top 10 Reasons to Write Your Family History

Our all new Write Your Family History Online Course begins on Monday, May 28. If you’ve been considering writing about your ancestors, we’ve got the top ten reasons to get started: To honor your ancestors Give your research some form People love memoirs and biographies To understand your own background To...Read more
Who Do You Think You Are?: Laverne Cox Discovers Freedmen in Her Family Tree

Who Do You Think You Are?: Laverne Cox Discovers Freedmen in Her Family Tree

Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar shows actress Laverne Cox a voter register naming her freedman ancestor on “Who Do You Think You Are?” As an actress and an openly transgender woman, Laverne Cox has achieved a lot of firsts. She’s the first openly transgender woman nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award...Read more
The New Family Tree Magazine: Podcast Episode 120

The New Family Tree Magazine: Podcast Episode 120

Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:  Back to the episode list In This Episode News from the Blogosphere: The New Family Tree Magazine Top Tips – Selecting the right DNA kit with Shannon Combs-Bennett 101 Best Websites – Elephind.com Family Tree University Crash Course – How to Maximize...Read more
23andMe Files Lawsuit Against Ancestry.com

23andMe Files Lawsuit Against Ancestry.com

On Friday, May 11, 2018, 23andMe hit genealogy rival Ancestry.com with a false advertising and patent infringement lawsuit in California federal court. 23andMe is seeking to to invalidate Ancestry’s “Ancestry” trademark , claiming that the latter company sells a DNA-based ancestry test that infringes on 23andMe’s patent. Here’s what you...Read more