by Diahan Southard DNA gave you the gift of your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair, your grandmother’s freckles or your grandfather’s nose. It’s fun and sometimes easy to see strong family traits connect the generations. While these family attributes help you identify with the relatives you know personally or through photographs, the results of […]
Presented by Paul Milner Genealogy Vital records can be difficult to find, but the parish registers of England are excellent resources providing information on baptisms, marriages, and burials. They have remarkably good coverage because by law, everyone except Quakers and Jews was required to be married in the Church of England regardless of religious affiliation.
How I Connected With My British Heritage Through an Indexing Project by Emily Oldroyd I know there are many people who, like myself, have a full family tree. The branches, leaves, and twigs have been filled in by my devoted grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and parents with ancestors pushing back several generations. It can be […]
If your family tree extends back for several generations in the US, chances are good that you have at least one ancestor who fought in the military. With the growing collection of online databases, learning about your military ancestors has never been easier. Military records can do much more than shed light on the details of your ancestor’s military service. They might provide insights into their lives or help you fill in family relationships. Full Story
Learning about your family can help you understand your past and form more meaningful connections with family members now. But did you know that gathering information about your family can also provide important medical information? Unlike conversations about birth dates and family memories, this type of research requires conversations about health issues and medical conditions. With this type of information, the finished product is a family health history instead of a family group sheet or written family history. Full Story
Once you’ve dug through the photos in your family’s basement, called Great-aunt Mary to find out everything she knows about the family, and sifted through the file folders of old letters and other miscellaneous family papers, it’s time to turn to research to uncover more about your ancestors. But how? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a one-stop shop where you could find out what records were available for each place your ancestors lived? Wouldn’t it be convenient if there were one website that had information about how to make sense of any records you find? Full Story
by Amy Johnson Crow, CG If you’ve seen TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are,” you might have wondered about this whole genealogy thing and how you find your own ancestors. One way is to get famous and wait for someone to invite you onto that show. A more practical way is […]
In the final installment of this four-part blog series for Family History Month, here’s one last way to weave the spirit of family history into present moments and experiences. All these ideas are small, simple, and somewhat indirect, but all of them have the potential to turn our hearts bit by bit to the […]
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
by Miryelle Resek What happens when you mix desserts, a family-run business, and an innovative entrepreneur? You get a family-friendly television show known for extreme customer requests and stunning results.