How to Use Google Earth and Projects for Genealogy
If you’ve done genealogy and family history any amount of time, you know that there is a lot of information to sift through and keep track of. Before you get overwhelmed, or if you already feel like you’re drowning, keep reading to find out how Google Earth can be a lifesaver to help you keep […]
Can Someone Find Me if I Change My Name?
There are many reasons a person would change their name, such as assimilation to a new environment, legal issues, fear of discrimination, etc. And while most of our other articles focus on finding ancestors who’ve changed their names, could someone find us if we changed our names? If you change your name legally, and your […]
How Do I Find Someone if I Only Know Their Maiden Name?
So, you want to find someone you’ve lost touch with. Perhaps it’s an old friend, classmate, or long-lost relative. One problem is that you only know the person’s maiden name. Maybe they changed their name on purpose or got married. Fear not; we will show the best ways to find someone using only their maiden […]
6+ Ways to Print a Beautiful Family Tree
A family tree is a terrific way to trace heritage and learn more about our origins. A hard copy of this can be used for reference when teaching children about their history. It makes a beautiful display of our ancestry that can be hung and displayed on the wall at home. Printing a beautiful family […]
Military Genealogy: Did Your Grandfather Serve?
Preparing for military detective work is demanding, but it’s also rewarding and fun. We’ll introduce you to some research strategies that hopefully will help your search. Military records are a terrific way to find out if a grandfather served. However, although they are valuable information resources, they can be confusing. Usually, this type of research […]
How to Find an Ancestor Who Changed Their Name
Why did our ancestors change their names? They changed their names for several reasons, making it harder for us to find them. So, let’s put on a detective hat and channel our inner Hercule Poirot to get to the bottom of the case of finding an ancestor who changed their name. Finding an ancestor who […]
A Degree in Genealogy: What It Is and What You Can Do With It
If you love researching family history, you might be wondering if it’s worth getting a degree in genealogy. A degree takes a lot of time and financial investment. So before diving into one, you need to know what to expect, and what options there are once qualified. A degree in Genealogy shows that a person […]
How To Find Out Where an Ancestor is Buried: Complete Guide
Trying to put together a family’s history and checking out where ancestors are buried is a pretty important step. However, it’s not always a straightforward process. While there are a few go-to steps that normally work (check out the next section below), sometimes it can take a little more legwork. The first step is to […]
50 Last Names that Come from Jobs: A Brief History
Last names are so much fun to look at – especially looking into their history. And one common source of surnames is from the distant past when people adopted their job description as their family name. Many family names or surnames were adopted based on jobs or occupations. These names come from across history, cultures, […]
The 13 Longest Family Trees Go Back More Than 2500 Years!
Have you tried tracing your own family tree yet? Genealogy is an increasingly popular pastime, especially with a wealth of online resources available. DNA testing is also becoming a more readily available and affordable way to investigate your origins. However, if you want to create a family tree to compete with the largest ones in […]
How To Find An Ancestor Who Disappeared: 29 Tips to Get Started
At some point in time, we have all thought about our roots. This may push us to trace our roots and find out who our ancestors are. This is not always the easiest of tasks to accomplish because record-keeping wasn’t as advanced as it is today. This can lead to cases of ancestors who disappeared […]
How to Get Old Newspapers: 17 Places to Look
Newspapers are an amazing source of genealogical information. Plus, they’re just cool. It’s fun to see what was going on at specific historical moments. So how can we get old newspapers? Old newspapers, whether the copy is an original print, a digital version, or a reprint, can be found online and in person. They can […]