15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it seems as if people in the 1800s simply didn't know how...


A while back I was introduced to RootsMapper.  It’s a free website that accesses your FamilySearch account and generates a map with ancestor birth locations.  You can decide how many generati…

Grandfather’s royal roots revealed by advanced DNA test

A GRANDFATHER who worked in a tractor factory has been revealed as a descendant of Robert III in a transatlantic project to trace the king’s men.

History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007, the history major has lost significant market share in academia, declining from 2.2% of all undergraduate degrees to 1.7%. The graduating class of...

Leonardo da Vinci's Living Descendants Have Been Found

Historians say they've uncovered nearly three dozen.

Ireland Surnames & Family Histories

Explore the origins of your family name

9 Free Military and War Related Genealogy Record Collections

Most family historians have ancestors who served their country during a time of war or peace. Others may have ancestors who were not members of the militar

How to Find Tricky & Common Ancestor Names in Newspapers

In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak provides some tips to find ancestors that have common names, such as Smith or Jones

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog: How To Add Sources Using The FamilySearch Tree App

How to add sources to FamilySearch Family Tree using the FamilySearch Tree App.

6 Genealogy Projects to Interest Kids & Teens in Family History

In this blog post, Duncan Kuehn describes six fun genealogy projects to help interest children and teenagers in family history.

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