Are you lucky enough to have a collection of old photographs of your ancestors?
A surprisingly small number of family historians are able to answer “yes” to this question — at least as it concerns ancestors who are more than a couple of generations removed. While most of us are certainly going to gain access to at least some photos held by family members during the course of our research, we are often limited to images of our most direct relations.
Do you have a family crest in your tree? Is it associated with an entire family line or surname? Find out why, according to Jack Turton of The Coat of Arms Database, “family crest” is a misnomer and how to understand the actual meaning and history behind these symbols.
When people talk about a “family crest” they usually mean a coat-of- arms belonging to a family member who was “armigerous” – meaning he or she had the right to display one, which in turn implies [...]
April 25th is National DNA Day, which celebrates the date in 1953 that the journal Nature first published papers from Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and their colleagues on the structure of DNA.
Top testing companies like Family Tree DNA and Ancestry are celebrating this day with big discounts on their tests from now until mid next week. If you’ve been waiting for a deal to come along before you get tested (or to request that your family [...]
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering free access to thirty-two probate-related databases on its website right now. Access to these wonderful collections starts today, April 18th, and lasts one week.
The databases being offered by the NEHGS contain some of the earliest probate records of colonial Massachusetts and other New England colonies and states, as well as New York and New Brunswick, Canada. The collections provide a wide variety of information [...]
The offer for 50% off of MyHeritage has ended but you can take advantage of a 14 day free trial of the Complete Plan, which includes all records and features, right here. If you choose to subscribe after the free trial is over we think you’ll find that the monthly rate is very reasonable. Enjoy.
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By Jodi Bash
Have you ever taken a really long road trip? The kind that takes days to get where you’re going? It’s not as common anymore with cheap, safe air travel.
I love the road trip personally – no time constraints, no restrictions on shampoo bottle size, no turbulence! After each trip I understand so much more about terrain, road quality, how long it takes to get somewhere. We take all this for granted when flying, or even when someone else is [...]
The long-awaited myOrigins update from Family Tree DNA is finally here – and it’s a big improvement. FTDNA has clearly been working hard since their announcement of an upcoming update last year to bring a much improved product to users.
Ethnicity reports are one of the most popular features of DNA testing for genealogy because they provide users with a quick look at where their ancestors may have come from (in some cases within a relatively recent genealogical time [...]
This Sponsored Offer is Provided by Who Do You Think You Are? Live
This offer has now expired, but you can still get tickets at the event itself. Find out more at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live site.
Who Do You Think You Are? Live, sponsored by Ancestry, is the world’s largest family history show and will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham, UK, THIS WEEKEND from Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 April.
There are only a couple of days left [...]