If you’ve been hoping to gather your family (or distant genetic cousins) together for a reunion, now’s the time. The majority of family reunions, 65.8% in fact, are held in the summer when vacation time, outdoor venues and easier travel make the process simpler for everyone. But planning a family reunion can seem like a truly monumental task. This simple guide will help you break down the steps and arrange your get together in just one week. Get ready for an adventure!
Beginner Genealogy Research Help
Ancestry.com is famous for its hints – those little green leaves in your family tree that give you fact suggestions from records and other family trees. These hints are such an important part of research on Ancestry that people become members just to take advantage of them.
Although this information may seem simple, it is not always obvious to beginners how this process works. Kimberly Tucker has taken the time to go over how to download your tree from the big three subscription sites – Ancestry, MyHeritage and FindMyPast – and has also provided links to some additional instructions for other programs.
In this, the first of a series of articles on English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish genealogy research, we introduce you to the key sites, sources and strategies you need to find your ancestors.
Looking for the best family tree software for genealogy? Paid and free, online and downloadable – we’ve reviewed the options to help you decide.
U.S. Census records offer a unique look into the past and a chance to discover valuable details about your family’s history. Our quick guide for genealogy is designed to help beginner and intermediate family history researchers alike by addressing basic questions about using the census for genealogy research and providing detailed summaries of the information found in each census year.
Genealogy organization. How important is it? If you’re trying to build an accurate family tree, the simple answer is very. Here’s how to accomplish it with one smart tool.
By Alexandra Mendez-Diez Technology has done a lot to make conducting our genealogical searches easier. There’s the obvious boon of increased access to nearly limitless resources, but there are a great many other ways in which technology can aid our research – from organizing what we find to digitizing and storing copies of photos. And …
By Lisa Lisson “No one is interested in my story.” — “Me? I was just a housewife.” — “Our family did not do anything special.” — “Our family never had much.” These are some of the responses I received when I began asking my grandmother (at the time in her late 80s) about her life and family history. So, …
Can you download your family tree from Ancestry.com? The answer is yes. We see this question quite a bit so we thought we’d quickly show you how you can easily download a GEDCOM from Ancestry that you can use as a backup, or to import in to virtually any family tree program or family history tree website. …