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.

Rare 400-Year-Old Map Traces Indigenous Roots in Mexico

A rare, indigenous-made map of Mexico from the era of the Nahuatl people's first contact with Europeans is now in the collection of the U.S. Library …

Indigenous Peoples

How much do you really know about your ancestry?

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As families across the Golden Empire get ready to gather for the holidays, have you ever wondered where you all come from? Are …

Genealogy

How Tracing Your Family Ancestry May Not Be As Private As You Think

1. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling<p>Source:Getty 1 of 25<p>2. Activists Hold March Protesting Police …

LiAngelo Ball

Online gazetteer helps find villages phonetically

Roots & Branches<p>One of the most profound “good news, bad news” situations of German genealogy is finding an American record that mentions a village …

Genealogy

Family History: Tools to begin exploring your genealogy

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Genealogy has gained popularity in recent years. Through birth, land, marriage, and death records, genealogy allows people to …

Genealogy

New Website Featuring Genealogy of Every American Community

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genealogical records for every part of America as well as most foreign countries are among the millions of …

Genealogy

What to do with all of your family photos

Many of us have piles upon boxes upon albums of photos that we haven’t picked up in years. This month marks the season of gratitude - the perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. Here are eight ways to finally organize, use and declutter your family photos.<p><b>Research.</b> If you’re a history buff or …

Gratitude

Jakpost guide to the National Library of Indonesia

The National Library of Indonesia is a 24-story building located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Central Jakarta, right in front of the National …

Libraries

Remembrance Sunday: Search for anyone in your family or Bristol street who died in World War One

Sunday, November 12 is the date of Remembrance Sunday 2017 in the UK. And now you can search for people in your family, village, town, city or street …

Remembrance Day

Archivist stunned after unearthing family's WWI history

'I remember just staring at my screen for, like, 5 minutes'<p>When Timothy Shawn Hack was a child, he remembers escaping the boring adults upstairs and …

Military History

Filling in the blanks: Hispanic genealogy group in Dallas helps trace family trees

At a recent Hispanic Organization for Genealogy and Research event, Oscar Ramirez of Dallas discovered he was sitting right behind a distant relative.<p>…

Genealogy

Library Lagniappe: Learn to use Google for genealogy research

Gwen Kelley, a librarian who specializes in genealogy and local history, will lead a seminar that focuses on genealogy and Google for family …

Genealogy

M People drummer discovers 'adoptive' mother is actually biological mum as bizarre family secret is unearthed after 30 years

The drummer shared his incredible story ahead of appearing in a new genealogy TV show.<p>Andrew Lovell remembers being surrounded by nothing but love …

Parenting

What’s In a Name? – The Importance of Names in Genealogical Research

A person’s name is the starting point in genealogical research. A genealogist traces a person through history by using their name to conduct research.<p>…

Genealogy

What's the difference between genealogy and family history?

When I first started this column, I wrote that although the terms "genealogy" and "family history" are often used interchangeably, there is a …

Genealogy

Travelers take trips to explore their genealogy

Manuel Maqueo grew up in Mexico. Throughout his childhood, his parents and grandparents told him they had relatives in Italy, Portugal and Africa.<p>But …

Genealogy

'Acquiring Italian Records' program offered by Genealogical Society

GOSHEN — On Nov. 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. the Orange County Genealogical Society will be offering a program on “Acquiring Italian Records.” This program …

Genealogy

Maps can reveal family treasure

FamilyDiscoverer-Battick-640×400<p>Nancy Battick, Special to the Fiddlehead Focus • October 29, 2017<p>Maps are a great resource for genealogists. There …

Genealogy

After years of genealogical sleuthing, Island artist about to meet her dad

Shannon Peck was given up for adoption at 10 days old. After years of genealogical sleuthing and a couple of DNA tests, she is about to meet the …

Genealogy

Scarlett Johansson learns of family Holocaust tragedy from genealogy show

In the forthcoming episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” American Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson discovers the tragic fate of her …

Scarlett Johansson

Historical society hosts Czechs in Texas program

Carroll Scogin-Brincefield, vice president of the Texas Czech Genealogical Society, will present a program on Czechs in Texas at the San Angelo …

Genealogy

Two genealogy DNA kits are put to the test with identical twins

<b>Fort Myers, Fla.</b> Have you ever wondered where exactly you came from? At-home DNA kits are increasing in popularity and offer a glimpse into your …

Genealogy

Family Matters: Finding Purpose in Your Heritage

Every year, Katherine Dean, Head of Family Dynamics at Wells Fargo Private Bank, asks her children, "What makes you proud to be a Dean?" Their …

Genealogy

Taking Names from the Darkness | An RTÉ News Special Report

Five thousand new files are being released online from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC). The MSPC is one of the most …

News (Ireland)

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.<p>In 2013, I sent over my spit kit to 23andMe. After a couple of weeks, 23andMe notified me that I was 71.3% West African. My results didn’t specify which specific countries in …

Disrupt NY

These Tour Operators Offer Custom Itineraries Based on Your Family’s Heritage

When it comes to discovering your ancestral past, there's no time like the present.<p>Researching your family tree is nothing new. But modern resources, …

Travel

Season 3 Preview | Genealogy Roadshow

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Genealogy

10 Steps to Become a Professional Genealogist

Do you think that the genealogical profession is one that you will enjoy? Follow these simple steps to see if you have the necessary skill, …

Genealogy