Why is it that we, as family historians, often do a poor job of preserving our own personal histories for the generations to come?
Beginner Genealogy Research Help
If you’re just starting to build your family tree, or if you’ve simply put it aside due to frustration or defeat, listen up. You’re not alone in your family history challenges, and perhaps having a better understanding up front of what to expect down the road will help you overcome them.
Abbreviations are frequently found in genealogical research, but they can be incredibly confusing. This guide will help you make sense of them, with definitions for more than 300 commonly found selections.
We’ve just created a fun, quick quiz to help you test your family history knowledge in our newly updated Course Center! How many of the questions can you answer correctly?
Do you have boxes upon boxes and albums upon albums of old photos sitting somewhere at home? Whether they are prominently placed on a living room shelf, or tucked away and collecting dust in storage, it’s time to get those treasures digitized. And we’re here to make it easy.
Ever had an expert look at your tree? Professional genealogists often run family trees through a set of standard diagnostic tests and tweaks to improve them. We have created a list of the most important ones so you can apply them yourself. Use this list to examine your own research and see where you can make big improvements.
Genealogy is a lot of things. It’s fun. It’s addictive. It’s time-consuming, engaging, and irresistible. It exercises your sleuthing skills, introduces you to new people and places, and occasionally gives you the satisfaction of really hard work paying off. But it can also lead you astray if you don’t keep your goals in mind.
Whatever your reasons were for investigating your genetic past, the world of DNA research is always changing and there is always more to learn. If you have only tested with one company you may be missing out on incredibly valuable information that can help you grow your family tree. In this guide we are going to take a look at how you can use the MyHeritage DNA platform to discover cousins around the world at absolutely no cost.
When all we wish to do is locate our ancestors, and fill in the gaps in our family tree, taking the time to document our sources can seem like an extra, tedious task. But, if we want to create a tree that has true value, citing sources is not optional. It’s also not as complicated as you might think.
The Genealogical Proof Standard helps genealogists sort out, verify, and document facts through simple, straightforward guidance.