A Brief History of Hanukkah (and Our Favorite Jewish Resources)

A Brief History of Hanukkah (and Our Favorite Jewish Resources)

The holiday commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees defeated the Seleucid Empire in the second century BC. There was enough oil to burn for only one day, but the light miraculously burned for eight days. Use these links to learn more about Hanukkah history...Read more
4 Tips 4 Improving Your Ancestry.com Searches

4 Tips 4 Improving Your Ancestry.com Searches

Are Your Searches Turning Up Effective Results? A search is a search is a search, right? Not necessarily, especially when it comes to Ancestry.com’s massive database. If you want to increase your success in finding records of your ancestors, you’ll love these Ancestry search tricks and strategies, straight from our...Read more
Exploring Your UK Ancestry: Episode 126

Exploring Your UK Ancestry: Episode 126

Equinox sunrise with a hawthorn tree above valley fog. English Peak District National Park. UK. Credit: Getty Images Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:  This Month in Family History Andrew provides a quick look at a major event that impacted your family history: the end of World...Read more