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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 …

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 …

Tricks for Finding the Unknown Burial Location of an Ancestor

Discovering the burial location of your ancestors is an important part of genealogy. Knowing where the burial location is (and visiting it, if …


Genealogy Basics: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Limited Research Time

Free Source for Genealogy: Digital Public Library of America

10 Unexpected Places to Find Family History Online

Genealogy researchers usually look online for the usual website for vital records, probate records, deeds and land records, census, immigration …

10 "Must-Do" Genealogy Projects for January

The long, cold month of January is here, and with it, an excellent opportunity to do some new and interesting genealogy projects that are just …


13 Best Genealogy Projects for a Long Weekend

Do you have some extra free time coming up? Why not fill it by filling in some information on your family tree? Here are 13 best genealogy projects …

A Dozen Places to Find Immigrant Origins

There’s a unique thrill that comes when we identify an immigrant ancestor in our family tree. That ancestor’s decision had a huge impact on who we …

Using Chronicling America -- Searching by a Specific Date

Researching City Directories - Using the Internet Archive

Using Chronicling America -- Any vs. All vs. Phrase Searching

150 questions to ask family members about their lives | Barry Ewell

What is your full name and why were you named that? (Maiden name for females)<p>Were you named after someone else?<p>Did you have a nickname as you were …

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Five Common Genealogical Mistakes to Avoid When Using Census Records

Everyone makes mistakes … even genealogists. This is especially true when it comes to U.S. census records (don’t ask me how I know). I know what …

Use Google country-specific search engines to expand genealogy research

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>By Barry J. Ewell<p>Consider using one of Google’s country-specific search engines to search for your ancestor. Google …


Researching Newspapers for Genealogy for Free

What Do I Enter Into My Family Tree? Resolving Conflicting Evidence

Timely Tips to Trim the Family Tree

Passport Applications, 1795-1925

Genealogy Introduction—Census Records at the National Archives

Immigration Records & Privacy (2015 Dec. 10)

The Hidden Value of “Negative” Research Results

Family history research is about finding the clues people have left behind and following the path where they lead. But what happens when a research …

Searching on Tutorial

Passport Applications 1795-1905

We have collected links to all 694 reels of Passport Application covering 1795 to 1905. The reels are organized in date order and unfortunately do …

Organize your research using Trello

Trello is a free web based product that can be easily tailored to organize your research. Think of Trello like you would with a set of paper index …

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Lessons in genealogy Genealogical Society of Utah 1915

Published in 1915 Lessons in genealogy by the Genealogical Society of Utah may give you an interesting perspective on genealogy research long ago.

Practical suggestions in genealogy 1899

This short book written in 1899 covers many topics still relevant today.<p>The author comments: “add all that you can learn from your parents friends, …

5 Ways to Research Your Italian Heritage Without Leaving Home

An Italian family has supper, East Side, New York City, 1915. Image ID 464293Over four million Italians entered the United States between 1880-1930. …