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.

History Channel Strikes Deal With Ancestry For Immigration Series

A+E Network’s History channel has struck a wide-range branded advertising deal with genealogy company Ancestry for the network’s new limited series, …

A+E Networks

Surname Database: Rosenthal Last Name Origin

Last name: Rosenthal<p>This is a very old German surname, indeed one of the very first on record. It is what is known as "ornamental" in that whilst it …

Genealogy

SCHROEDER - Surname Meaning and Family History

The German last name <b>Schröder</b> or <b>Schroeder</b> is an occupational name for a tailor or cutter of cloth, from the Middle Low German <i>schroden</i> or <i>schraden</i>, …

Genealogy

Top 50 German Surnames and Their Meanings

With roots in the Germanic middle ages, German surnames have been around since the 1100s. They are often very easy to identify, if you either know a …

Genealogy

Opening old and unsupported files in Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker versions 2008-2014 do not support some older file types. If you are unable to import a family tree file created in an older Family …

Genealogy

Files go to Aboriginal family history unit

Indigenous personal files have been transferred to the WA Department of Aboriginal Affairs' Aboriginal family history unit, providing a one-stop-shop …

Aboriginal Australians

How to start tracing your ancestry

Norwegian immigration to North America<p>The very first Scandinavians in America were Leif Eriksson and his crew of 35 men and women, who wintered in …

Genealogy

Mass Grave From Thirty Years' War Reveals Brutal Cavalry Attack

On November 16, 1632, two armies faced off at the site of Lützen, Germany. On one side was Gustavus Adolphus II, King of Sweden, and on the other was General Albrecht von Wallenstein, the leader of a regiment of Holy Roman Imperial forces. The Thirty Years’ War was Europe’s deadliest religious …

Anthropology

A deadly term

<i>What the nephew was to inherit</i><p>On the 20th day of July in the year 1861, a New Zealander by the name of Charles Trick executed his last will and …

Livestock

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

<b>A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users' DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions.</b><p>The US company's DNA testing service has included a right to grant Ancestry a "perpetual" license to use customers' genetic material.<p>A New York data protection lawyer spotted …

Genealogy

American people's ancestry mapped

AMERICANS never seem to call themselves “Americans”, they often say they are Irish, Italian, Scottish, German, etc. Although it is a strange thing …

Ancestry.com Inc.

Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection Open Culture

Stanford University’s been in the news lately, what with expanding its tuition waiver last year and now facing renewed scrutiny over its ultra-low …

Maps

Historians cheer new online search tool for vital records

OKLAHOMA - Historians are calling it a win for transparency in Oklahoma.<p>The Oklahoma State Department of Health ensuring Oklahomans have easy access …

Genealogy

The DNA detective helping to reunite families

<b>A man left abandoned as a baby in a cinema toilet 61 years ago has tracked down his siblings with the help of a so-called "DNA detective". But what do they do?</b><p>"There's an analogy I like to use: I can crack any safe, some will just take longer than others," Julie Bell tells the Victoria Derbyshire …

DNA

Organize Your Digital Files: Tips From Genealogy Guy Drew Smith

Quick — where is the image that you downloaded of your great-grandfather's will? How about the photo of your grandmother that you scanned or the …

Genealogy

Chapter Two - The History Of The German Immigration To America - The Brobst Chronicles

THE BROBST CHRONICLES<p>A HISTORY OF THE EARLY BROBST/PROBST<br>FAMILIES IN PENNSYLVANIA<p><b>Chapter II</b><p><b>THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN<br>IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA</b><p>War, …

Primary sources Genealogy

What is a primary source?<p>A primary source is any record created during the time you are researching - an eyewitness account. Primary sources can take …

Genealogy

A trip to Italy revealed the murderer in my family

There had been a murder. She knew that much, and not much more. Helene Stapinski, a writer from Jersey City, had grown up hearing stories of the …

Southern Italy

What Do Ancestry DNA Tests Reveal?

Taking an ethnic DNA test is never innocent. Once you have opened the box and all the genes have been analysed, you are left with more questions than answers.<p>I took an AncestryDNA test with the view of finding out if there was any true in the fact that my paternal great grand parents originated …

Genealogy

Tracing Your Roots: Deciphering Illegible Genealogy Records

Use these pro tips for handling poorly reproduced images from microfilm or microfiche.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>You answered a question I had about one of</i> …

Genealogy

Research Tools: Say Hello to the United Nations Digital Library

The United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) is now online at https://digitallibrary.un.org/ and currently provides access to over 860,000 speeches, …

The Library of Congress Just Made 25 Million Records Available for Free

The Library of Congress announced the largest release of digital records in its history on Tuesday. It will make 25 million records from its catalog …

Library of Congress

The Adoption Challenge to Genealogical Research - Part One: DNA

Any genealogist who does research back a few years will very likely encounter someone who was adopted. In fact, whole families of children could be …

His Wife Hid This Letter For 58 Years. After She Dies, It Reveals A Big Family Secret

Have you ever found something in your house, that was hidden for many years? If not, it doesn’t mean that there are nothing to find. Maybe, the time …

Five Years

30 Maps That Show America Is an Immigrant Nation

America without immigrants would be a very different place than it is today.<p><i>Inverse</i> partnered with Esri to map the biggest ancestry groups in the …

Maps

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Beginner's Guide to Tracing British Ancestry

With about one-third of Americans claiming British ancestry, chances are that at some point you will need to extend your research across the Atlantic …

Genealogy

Ethnicity Testing – A Conundrum

Ethnicity results from DNA testing. Fascinating. Intriguing. Frustrating. Exciting. Fun. Challenging. Mysterious. Enlightening. And sometimes wrong. …

Genealogy

Genealogy News Episode 102

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 …

Genealogy