New Records Include German and Holocaust Records Online

New Records Include German and Holocaust Records Online

You can now find more Holocaust records online. Read here about the 1939 German Minority Census and Polish and Czech Holocaust records. Also featured this week: German vital records, new collections from Belgium and Estonia, and an update to the US War of...

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Understanding DNA Ethnicity Estimates

Understanding DNA Ethnicity Estimates

DNA ethnicity estimates are fun conversation-starters. But the "pie charts" become more meaningful genealogically when you can assign timelines to the places your ancestors were from. Here's an update to our ongoing conversation about what DNA ethnicity results really...

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How to find the full text of a book in Google Books

How to find the full text of a book in Google Books

I love Google Books research tips for genealogists--and this researcher sent me a fabulous one! Here's what she did when Google Books didn't give her everything she'd hoped for. And here's where she finally found the full text of a book that wasn't on Google Books. ...

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New year, new records for genealogy!

New year, new records for genealogy!

Kick off 2018 with a diverse group of new genealogy records to explore online this week! Included are historical and vital records for British genealogy, Irish newspapers, Scottish records, and Palestine naturalization applications. British Historical & Vital...

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DNA Testing News: 2017 Year in Review

DNA Testing News: 2017 Year in Review

Plenty of DNA testing news crossed our desks in 2017! Advances in genetic genealogy include an AncestryDNA database that doubled in size, new options for participants, more health-related information and a new global genetic tree. Catch up on these...

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How to Identify Old Cars in Photographs

How to Identify Old Cars in Photographs

Follow these tips to identify old cars in photographs from your family albums. You can often identify the make and model of the automobile; decipher and date the license plates, and even discover additional documents relating to the earliest drivers on your family...

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The Christmas List that Continues to Speak to My Heart

The Christmas List that Continues to Speak to My Heart

Some family Christmas traditions carry over easily from generation to generation, and some don't. Here's one tradition I tried passing on to my children, and how it has played out. It reminds me that traditions themselves can be unexpected--which ones have staying...

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Common Surnames: How Unique is Yours?

Common Surnames: How Unique is Yours?

Common surnames can make genealogy research more challenging. But learning more about your last name (including how common it is) can also enrich your family history. Check out 4 free online tools for learning more about your family's surnames. Then share what you...

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