Saint Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating your Irish roots, and what better way to do it than by researching your ancestors from the Emerald Isle. Luckily, some big genealogy research sites have made more than 180 million Irish records free for a short time.
Researching ancestors who came from the United Kingdom can be complex and confusing. Here are five important things to know when starting out on your journey.
If you are lucky enough to be from Scotland, or are of Scottish descent, then you will love the plethora of records just waiting to be researched here (tha thu fortanach, gu dearbh). Scotland, with its majestic green mountains veiled by waves of mist, is such a wondrous place to behold! Let this guide to her online historical records lead you back in time to the land of your Highland or Lowland ancestors.
The United Kingdom is truly an amazing place to discover your ancestors. Rich with history, each country’s heritage is unique to the land and its people. Whether your family is from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales you are sure to find heaps of records they left behind with the following resources to guide your way.
As family history researchers we often get caught up exploring the people in our family tree and we forget to take into consideration the impact locations had on these people’s lives. But, often, location research can reveal as much or more about an ancestor as the vital records you’ve likely already collected.
Irish genealogy research can be incredibly rewarding, especially if you know which online collections are most likely to help you find your ancestors. Genealogy records from Ireland are more abundant than you can imagine and many repositories offer free access.
Do you have Mexican heritage? If so, this simple guide will help you begin to search for your ancestors online and locate quality resources where you can find additional help.
In this article we have listed a variety of free genealogy record sites and research resources to help you uncover the stories of your Australian or New Zealander ancestors.
If you have German ancestors, chances are you’ve encountered some challenges trying to track them down. Changes in jurisdiction and borders, lack of central record keeping, foreign language websites and Old German script are just a few areas that trip up many family historians. This guide will help you overcome these hurdles and discover free resources.
Many tourism companies today operate ancestral tours, offering genealogy services to help customize an excursion to your ancestor’s home country. We’ve covered some of the best options so you can get started planning an ancestral journey of your own.