The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps

Beautifully detailed portolan charts present historians with a puzzle: How were they made? A mathematical analysis offers some clues.

How to Find the Origin of Your Last Name

Curious about what your surname means or where it came from? Discover the origin of your last name with these simple tips!

Now You Know: Why Do We Have Middle Names?

Romans may have used three names, but that's not why Americans have middle names today.

Unseen Victorian archive records reveal lives of first fostered children

Barnardo’s releases details of unseen Victorian archive records

I Reshot Old Photos to See How China Has Changed Over 100 Years

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

How Findmypast Tree Award Winner June overcame incredible odds to trace her family history

The winner of our Great Family Tree Award describes how she overcame a debilitating condition and abusive (former) relationship to become a genealogy mastermind

Repairing Old Family Photos with Photoshop

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…

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The Orphan Train Movement

The Orphan Train Movement

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