1. Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. If you are lucky enough to be a genealogist, you are lucky enough. – Ruth Padilla
3. Friends come and go, but relatives tend to accumulate. – Unknown
4. Genealogy: Where you confuse [...]
Thank you to Andrew Chapman, editor of Discover Your Ancestors, for sharing this news about their annual print issue.
The 4th annual print edition of Discover Your Ancestors is a unique collection of original articles, written by experts, on a wide range of family and social history themes. Inside you’ll find a wealth of information and inspiration, helping you to trace your ancestors back through time and understand what their lives were actually like.
Each issue of [...]
When most people think of genealogy, they tend to think of an older demographic or those who have ample time on their hands to conduct family history research.
But genealogist and co-host of Genealogy Roadshow, D. Joshua Taylor, knows that these genealogical stereotypes are just that — stereotypes! In fact, this young genealogist started his genealogical studies at the tender young age of [...]
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and FamilySearch, the family history arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, today announced a multi-year collaboration between the two nonprofit organizations and a sharing of online genealogical resources, establishing a milestone in the growing international family history industry.
In a database exchange program, the two leading non-profits in the global genealogy business will now make available millions of new [...]
More than two centuries after its inception an important effort is underway to preserve the pension records from the War of 1812. For the last several years, donations have been raised to digitize these records and make them free to the public.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies has created the Preserve the Pensions page in conjunction with Fold3, Ancestry and the National Archives to accept these donations and provide information about the important historical treasures [...]
Thank you to family history research site Crestleaf for contributing this guest post. When you’re done reading this post, check out their request for love stories for a special Valentine’s Day feature here.
Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Depending on your current relationship status, the season of courtly love can either conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings, or make you want to forget the day exists!
But this lovey dovey day isn’t just for couples who want to [...]
Have you heard about the Genealogy Do-Over from Geneabloggers creator Thomas MacEntee? It’s creating quite a lot of buzz in the family history world right now, and for good reason. As the name implies, the Do-Over challenges genealogists to go back and completely redo and rethink their research in an effort to improve it.
Sound crazy? It is, and that’s what makes it so brilliant. Thomas MacEntee himself is taking this challenge and he is using his years of experience [...]
Most family historians are familiar with the idea of transcribing records. We do this as part of our own family research when we document a new source in our tree or carefully record the text of a family record for posterity.
Many of us have also spent time transcribing for repositories, such as FamilySearch, who have managed to digitize important genealogical records and need to make them searchable online. It’s the work of these important volunteers that makes it possible [...]