WorldGenWeb

By Charles Wardell | Connecting the world through genealogy! The WorldGenWeb Project was created more than 20 years ago in an effort to answer the growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors online. Within months many countries had websites online, thanks in part to the early success of it's sister project, the USGenWeb Project.

Ancestor Worship

Occasionally I think about my honorable ancestors, but not for long. There’s not much to think about. My mother was born in 1909 and her mother, also …

Genealogy

Lewis Miller’s Pennsylvania German life

Pennsylvania

Here are the most common ancestries in every US state

Americans come from all over the world, and have countless stories about where they and their families come from.<p>The US Census Bureau's American Community Survey asks millions of Americans every year several questions about their economic, social, and demographic situations. One of those questions …

College Sports

Tracing my Irish roots led me to the big family I always dreamed of

How tracing my Irish roots led me to the big Irish family I'd dreamed of. I dreamed of having a big family as a child. I wondered what it would be …

Republic of Ireland

Research Your Armenian Roots—What You Need to Know (Part II)

<i>This article is part of a continuing series documenting the available records for research into one’s Armenian family roots. Part I in the series</i> …

Genealogy

Canada using ancestry DNA sites to check migrants' identity

Canadian authorities have revealed they have been quietly collecting DNA of migrants and matching it to distant relatives using genealogical websites …

Immigration

Best genealogy websites featured in magazine

Family Tree Magazine has again published its annual “101 Best Websites for Genealogy.”<p>In its September issue, the magazine divides the websites into …

Genealogy

How America’s genealogy obsession touches Switzerland

Over-the-counter DNA testing kits and genealogy websites have made the study of family ancestry one of the fastest growing hobbies in the US. One …

Genealogy

Ellis Island and Castle Garden Immigration Records

Do you have US immigrants among your ancestors? What experience did they have when they first reached America? Were they met with a bustling city, …

Genealogy

What's New at FamilySearch

Find out about all of the new improvements, additions, or other changes that are being made on FamilySearch.org to make it a more valuable resource …

Genealogy

Researching your family history? Try looking at a map

Just as genealogists and historians use maps in their research, you certainly must in order to learn more about where your family members came from …

Genealogy

Research Your Armenian Roots—What You Need to Know (Part I)

Conferences on Armenian genealogy have been held annually for the last three years (in Watertown, Mass. in 2016; in Detroit, Mich. in 2017; and in …

Genealogy

You can track down your relatives in foreign countries, even if you don't know their names — here's how

One Day in October I drove into the Alps of Northern Italy to a teensy village called Camposilvano. I parked at one end of town and could see clear to the other, only a few hundred yards away. The population here is listed at 65, and I wondered if that was inflated.<p>I visited to look for traces of …

Genealogy

This 23andMe Sweepstakes Is Offering Winners Free Trips To Discover Their Roots & Here’s How To Enter

In what is certainly one of the most unique sweepstakes to hit the web, on Wednesday, iHeartRadio teamed up with the ancestry and genetic health …

Genealogy

A Fascinating Explanation About the Confusing Concept of Cousin Removal Within Family Trees

In a lineal episode of Do Online Now Guys (D.O.N.G.), host Michael Stevens of VSauce sat down with a marker and white cardstock paper to verbally and …

Genealogy

The Romanov Family Died a Century Ago. It’s Time to Lay the Myths About Them to Rest, Too

On Tuesday in Yekaterinburg, Russia, a large industrial city in the foothills of the Ural Mountains, a gathering of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims …

Prince Philip

'Start Here' podcast: Family mystery solved

One ABC News correspondent used a genealogy website to fill in his family tree. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.

Genealogy

The Lure of the Land: Norwegian descendants explore history at...

"Well, of course, you know the family name. Do you know the parish? No? Or maybe the name of a family farm?"<p>At the Seven-Lag Stevne, held this year …

Far from the tree: The illusions of genealogy

<i>Carl Zimmer writes the Matter column for The New York Times and teaches science writing at Yale University. His latest book is</i> She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity<i>, from which this essay is adapted.</i><p>For four seasons, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates has …

Genealogy

DNA test 'accidentally unlocks family mystery' for ABC News correspondent

I took a DNA test and unlocked a family bombshell, completely by accident.<p>I wasn't looking for anything in particular, and didn't really know what I …

Do Your Kids and Grandkids Know Their Family History?

This article originally appeared in the Yiddish <i>Forverts.</i><p>In the summer of 2001, two psychologists at Emory University conducted a unique study, hoping …

MAPIRE - The Historical Map Portal

Experts share tips for getting the most out of your genealogy research

When you’re digging into genealogy, keeping a good research log and staying organized help to produce the best results, or at least helps you know …

Ancestry websites that tell you if you're a viking are 'complete bunkum', says expert in ancient DNA

Ancestry companies who say they can link you back to the Vikings is “complete bunkum”, according to a scientist who worked on the DNA of Cheddar Man.<p>Dr Tom Booth, a bio-archaeologist who specialises in ancient DNA, warned people against basing their identities on the results from such companies, …

Online Genealogy Company MyHeritage Launches Campaign to Connect Adoptees and Birth Families

As part of the pro-bono initiative, the Israel-based company will provide 15,000 free DNA testing kits

23,300 Total FREE U.S. Historical Newspaper Links - Second 2018 Update

On this website, the first set of free online links to U.S. historical newspapers was published in February, 2014. Updates were added in June, 2015, …

92 million user accounts at risk after genealogy and DNA-testing site MyHeritage is hacked

MyHeritage -- a website that helps people research their family tree and also offers a DNA testing service -- has suffered a "cybersecurity …

Haredi MK pushes establishment of national genealogy database

MK Eichler says his party will push for establishment of national genealogy database.

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Newspapers

Readers are loving our Discovering La Famiglia column! If you have used Roslyn’s methods to research your family’s history, we would love to hear …

Genealogy