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Alien Registration Records

Alien registration records are an excellent source of family history information on U.S. immigrants who were not naturalized citizens.<p>Record …

WWII Draft Registration Records

Millions of men living in America completed draft registration cards between 1940 and 1943 as part of the WWII draft. The majority of these draft …

World War II

Civil War Union Pension Records

Civil War pension applications and pension files at the National Archives are available for Union soldiers, widows and children who applied for a …

War

How to Trace Your U.S. Military Ancestors

Discover the Veterans in Your Family Tree<p>Nearly every generation of Americans has known war. From the early colonists, to the men and women currently …

U.S. Marines

Tips for Emailing DNA Matches

Each week I get requests from DNA matches that say things like, “Hi! You’re a DNA match to me and I’d love to know how we’re related.” I always look …

Charles Booth's London

Maps<p>The <i>Maps Descriptive of London Poverty</i> are perhaps the most distinctive product of Charles Booth's <i>Inquiry into Life and Labour in …

The Limits of Predicting Relationships Using DNA

The one thing we genealogists probably want most from our autosomal DNA matches is something they can’t give us: an exact relationship prediction …

The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map

Map lovers rejoice: soon, thousands of maps from the Library of Congress’ collection will be free to gaze at online. Thanks to a new partnership with …

Victorian London in Incredible Detail

Posted by Ollie on 4 October 2013 in Historic | 23 comments<p>Here’s a real treat. The National Library of Scotland’s Map Department, supported by David …

The One Google Search Trick Every Genealogist Needs to Know Now

One of the most powerful tools modern family historians have at their disposal is a Google search. A search for our ancestors through Google is one …

The Collection

{{slide.title}}<p>The David Rumsey Map Collection Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories. The physical map collection is housed …

Old Maps Online

Welcome to Old Maps Online, the easy-to-use gateway to historical maps<br>in libraries around the world.

Maps

What to Do if Your Research Isn't Getting Any Results

As any experienced genealogist knows, some family lines yield information much more readily than others. You might find record after record on one …

Map your surname across the UK

<b>named</b><br>maps places in<br>the UK where one(or two)<br>surnames have a historically<br>unusually high local population.<p>You can try it on your own, or add<br>your …

“Results May Vary:” One Family’s DNA Ethnicity Percentages

Four members of a family–mom, dad, daughter and son–tested with AncestryDNA. Their DNA ethnicity percentages vary. Why? We talked recently about the …

Concepts – How Your Autosomal DNA Identifies Your Ancestors

Welcome to the concepts articles. This series presents the concepts of genetic genealogy, not the details. I have written a lot of detailed articles, …

How to get YDNA haplogroup from AncestryDNA results

<b>ATTENTION! The methods in this post are obsolete. Please see my update found here.</b><p>I recently learned a fun little secret about AncestryDNA tests: …

What’s Your Genealogy Know-How Score? Find Out With Our Fun Quiz

What’s a genealogy know-how score? It’s a number from 1 – 50 that you can apply to your level of ‘expertise’ as a family history researcher. The …

Demystifying Ancestry’s Relationship Predictions Inspires New Relationship Estimator Tool

Today, I’m extremely pleased to bring you a wonderful guest article written by Karin Corbeil as spokesperson for a very fine group of researchers at …

From Ireland to Germany to Italy to Mexico: How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

Explore the top countries of origin for immigrants in each state from 1850 to 2013.

Discovering Your Colonial Immigrant Ancestor | Ancestry

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How to Find Pre-1850 Ancestors | Ancestry

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How to Apply to Lineage Societies: Tips from NEHGS

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Understanding SAR/DAR Applications in Genealogy | Ancestry

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February 2016 Edition | What's New at Ancestry | Ancestry

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Proving Parentage | Ancestry

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The DAR Library

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Genealogical Research System Tutorial

American Revolution

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Genealogy Source Checklists | Ancestry

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