Beautifully detailed portolan charts present historians with a puzzle: How were they made? A mathematical analysis offers some clues.
Curious about what your surname means or where it came from? Discover the origin of your last name with these simple tips!
Romans may have used three names, but that's not why Americans have middle names today.
Barnardo’s releases details of unseen Victorian archive records
When most people travel, they think of travelling to a destination. Whether it’s climbing Mt. Fuji, gawking at the frescoes in the Vatican, or relishing sp
The winner of our Great Family Tree Award describes how she overcame a debilitating condition and abusive (former) relationship to become a genealogy mastermind
For genealogists who have old family photographs, a new article in the MakeUseOf web site should be required reading. The article by Harry Guinness says: “Everyone has old family photos lying…
Celebrate Australia Day with a browse of some of our best Australian records!
The Orphan Train Movement