by Dorothy Horan Most children, ages 4–5, in the United States attend free public schools beginning with preschool or kindergarten. While newer school records are not available to the public, some older public records created by schools are beginning to become available to researchers. Records kept by teachers may be found at historical societies or […]
October has been officially designated Family History Month, which makes this the best time of year to ignite—or maybe reignite—your passion for genealogy. You can certainly pay tribute to your heritage in a direct way—by researching your family tree, participating in an indexing project, visiting cemeteries, or interviewing elderly relatives. But there are also countless small […]
by Miryelle Resek Not all of us are lucky enough to have our family members reside in one area. Sometimes they’re states or even continents away! With so many miles, responsibilities, and factors separating us, it’s often difficult to gather together as a family.
Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org. In some cases, these changes will also be published as individual articles where the need to do so exists. Full Story
141 million new ancestor hints will be released on FamilySearch Family Tree this week. That’s a big number. But what does it really mean to you, as a FamilySearch.org user? Here’s some context. Full Story
Do you have a Revolutionary War veteran in your family tree? If so, a great way to discover his story is by finding his obituary in a collection of old newspapers. I recently found this obituary of Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Hayford, who died in 1851 at the age of 96. Full Story
The U.S. Marriages Project, a joint initiative between findmypast.com and FamilySearch.org, is actively working to save the marriage records from every state in the United States. Through the indexing efforts of online volunteers across the U.S, this service project will create a high quality, searchable database of nearly every marriage recorded in the United States since the early 1800s. Full Story
Do you need some help with your Danish ancestor research? How would you like to learn the latest and greatest from FamilySearch Family Tree experts? October FamilySearch webinars offer a variety of classes that cover everything from worldwide localities to the basics of FamilySearch products. Full Story