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.

Krout, 11, is grand champion genalogist

She’s still in middle school, but Taylor Krout has already written her life story.

Finding Your Roots, Free

<b>Q.</b> <i>Why do genealogy sites charge money for access to public records that are supposedly free? Is there any easy way to get to this information anyway?</i><p><b>A.</b> Viewing public records is typically free if you go to the municipal or religious archives and look them up yourself, or the organization has …

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Find cultural patterns in given names

Genealogists often find that given names make them want to give up searching. Well, almost. Having the same given names or nicknames pop up in a …

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Genealogy quest points Naperville man toward Germany

A Naperville man who wanted to find out if he's related to a prominent benefactor of the college in town instead has journeyed through his genealogy …

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Open Collections Program: Immigration to the US, Denison House

Denison House<p>Illustration from <i>Annual Report for the Year Ending October 1st, 1913</i>, by Denison House, a Boston College Settlement.<p>In 1892, Emily …

Harvard

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here's why it matters

Imagine you wanted to find books or journal articles on a particular subject. Or find manuscripts by a particular author. Or locate serials, music or …

Genealogy

A listing of almost 3,000 genealogy and family history-related blogs.

NOTE: As of May 1, 2017, no new blogs have been added to the GeneaBloggers database; in addition, some blog links may not be functional.<p>As of June 1, …

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10 Genealogy Blogs You Should Check Out

There are hundreds, if not thousands of genealogy and family history blogs online, offering a daily or weekly dose of education, enlightenment, and …

International African American Museum Launches New Center to Trace Black Family Geneology

Center for Family History leader Toni Carrier: "It's one thing to walk into a museum and see an exhibit about family history, but it's quite another …

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6 Women Reveal the Family Mysteries They Solved Using Ancestry DNA Tests

Are they worth the time and money? Here's what our testers thought.<p>One of the best-selling product during Amazon's Prime Day sale earlier this week? The DNA ancestry test kits from 23andMe, discounted to $50 from their original price of $100. And it's no surprise: With our melting-pot culture and …

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'A unique gift': National Archives hands back priceless Japanese records

Thousands of historic Japanese commercial records seized during World War II have been returned to Tokyo as part of a significant cultural milestone …

Brisbane

Family Tree Maker FamilySync versus RootsMagic TreeShare

Ancestry Sync performance comparison<p>FamilySync versus TreeShare<p>RootsMagic released RootsMagic 7.5 featuring TreeSync on 2017 June 28. Software …

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International African American Museum launches genealogy center, research initiative

[embed-1]<br>While most museums offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about history and culture, Charleston’s International African American …

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Family: Lost and found

A piece of family history can be found in a library book.<p>As a young girl, I spent a lot of time at the iconic New York Public Library – with those …

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Wedding party, Wairarapa – Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

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The Story Next Door: The girl in the mirror

Growing up in Rochester, New York, Barbara Adler used to gaze at the mirror and ask herself whose features she was seeing there. Were those her …

Genealogy

Genealogy News Episode 105

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is …

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Photo Detective with Maureen A. Taylor - Mistaken Identity in Old Photos: A Facial Recognition Challenge

Last week a woman at one of my lectures raised her hand, pointed at an old photo on the screen, and said "the man in that photo is my …

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Tracing Hispanic families’ history

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Frankie Meyer: Genealogy resources plentiful online

When I started this column 20 years ago, digitization of documents was in its infancy, and only a handful of genealogy websites existed.<p>Since that …

Latest issue of 'Irish Lives' online

The Summer 2017 issue of “Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine” (Issue 37) is now available and free to view/download at …

Genealogy on Facebook List

Download the 308 page PDF file containing 10,600+ links (updated in February 2017) to English-speaking Facebook groups & pages related to genealogy & …

'It's a miracle': Woman seeking biological father discovers large family she never knew

After three decades of searching for her biological father and, an Ontario woman has finally discovered his identity and gained a large, Portuguese …

Genealogy

Taylor Swift's great-great grandfather's home added to Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

A Manayunk home distantly connected to pop star Taylor Swift has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, but its addition has …

Philadelphia

New Mayflower Partnership Makes It Easier To Prove Pilgrim Ancestry

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary …

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FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!

<b>FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!</b><p>Just like the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a regular features magazine, Prologue, …

Montrealer receives medal from Governor General

In 1986, when Montrealer Stan Diamond sold his decorative-ceiling company after a successful business career, he could not have envisioned that a …

European History

New partnership makes it easier to prove Pilgrim ancestry

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary of …

Genealogy

How accurate are DNA tests from websites that trace your heritage?

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