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Common Family History Questions Answered

Your Most Common Genealogy Questions Answered

Every day at Family History Daily we see questions from our readers, students and group members about their family history research. Here are 25 of your most-asked questions answered!

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10 Ways to Improve Your Family Tree in 10 Minutes or Less

10 Ways to Improve Your Family Tree in 10 Minutes or Less

8 Expert Tips for Reading and Transcribing Old Records

8 Expert Tips for Reading and Transcribing Old Records

Finding the Hidden Clues in First Names: A Starter Guide

Finding the Hidden Clues in First Names: A Starter Guide

What Does That Mean? 300+ Family History Abbreviations Explained

What Does That Mean? 300+ Family History Abbreviations Explained

Old Map Collections That Every Family Historian Should Know About

Old Map Collections That Every Family Historian Should Know About

New Quiz! Test Your Family History Knowledge

New Quiz! Test Your Family History Knowledge

Every Family History Record Type You Need to Know + Free Checklist

Every Family History Record Type You Need to Know + Free Checklist

The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2021

The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2021

The Complete Guide to U.S. State Census Records by Year

The Complete Guide to U.S. State Census Records by Year

This is the Fastest Way to Scan Your Old Photos, Period

This is the Fastest Way to Scan Your Old Photos, Period

8 Things an Expert Would Definitely Do to Your Family Tree

8 Things an Expert Would Definitely Do to Your Family Tree

Siblings Are Likely the Key to Solving Your Family History Riddles

Siblings Are Likely the Key to Solving Your Family History Riddles

Why You Need to Stop Adding Names to Your Family Tree

Why You Need to Stop Adding Names to Your Family Tree

Have Ancestry DNA Data? Use It On MyHeritage for Free

Have Ancestry DNA Data? Use It On MyHeritage for Free

When No Records Exist: Ten Strategies to Help You Find a “Missing” Ancestor

When No Records Exist: Ten Strategies to Help You Find a “Missing” Ancestor

Illogical Dates, Missing Parents, Bastardy Bonds: What to Do If Your Ancestors Were Born Out of Wedlock

Illogical Dates, Missing Parents, Bastardy Bonds: What to Do If Your Ancestors Were Born Out of Wedlock

7 Expert Ancestry Hacks You Need to Try Today

7 Expert Ancestry Hacks You Need to Try Today

A Beginner’s Guide to Researching Your Mexican Ancestry

A Beginner’s Guide to Researching Your Mexican Ancestry

How to Find and Use the Unique, Early U.S. Censuses of 1790 to 1830

How to Find and Use the Unique, Early U.S. Censuses of 1790 to 1830

10 Things You Should Never Do With an Old Photo + What to Do Instead

10 Things You Should Never Do With an Old Photo + What to Do Instead

Can You Find Your Ancestors in These Old Post Office Records?

Can You Find Your Ancestors in These Old Post Office Records?

Discovering the Records of Mass Racial Violence in America: How to Find Your Ancestors

Discovering the Records of Mass Racial Violence in America: How to Find Your Ancestors

6 Steps to Organize and Store Your Old Records, Photos and Heirlooms

6 Steps to Organize and Store Your Old Records, Photos and Heirlooms

Confused About Citing Sources in Your Family Tree? Let’s Make it Easy

Confused About Citing Sources in Your Family Tree? Let’s Make it Easy

New Tool is Changing the Way We See Old Photos: Here’s How to Use It

New Tool is Changing the Way We See Old Photos: Here’s How to Use It

Can Your Family Tree Pass the 5 Step “Proof” Test?

Can Your Family Tree Pass the 5 Step “Proof” Test?

African American Genealogy: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors Online

African American Genealogy: A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors Online

The Unexpected Detail in Divorce Records Might Surprise You

The Unexpected Detail in Divorce Records Might Surprise You

How to Use Your Ancestor’s Birth Year to Find the Best U.S. Records

How to Use Your Ancestor’s Birth Year to Find the Best U.S. Records

Man Finds 1858 Bill of Sale for Slaves Hidden in Old Book

Man Finds 1858 Bill of Sale for Slaves Hidden in Old Book

How to Print Your Family Tree, and Why You Shouldn’t

How to Print Your Family Tree, and Why You Shouldn’t

These Are Some of the Rarest Last Names in the US: Do You Have One in Your Tree?

These Are Some of the Rarest Last Names in the US: Do You Have One in Your Tree?

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