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2016-12-05T11:24:00ZExplore the German and Scottish ancestors of New York City entrepeneur, Donald Trump.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZCan testing your DNA help you learn more about your ancestors and heritage? Absolutely! Learn how to identify which ancestral DNA test is most appropriate for your situation and which company you should test with.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhat will an mtDNA test tell me about my ancestors? Where can I have it done? Get answers to these and other questions about ancestral mtDNA testing.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZFind the meaning and origin of your last name in this free online dictionary of surname meanings, including surnames of English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, English, Canadian, Australian, and Jewish origin.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUse this checklist to determine which DNA testing company to use to learn about your family history and ethnic heritage.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZCreate your own treasured heirloom ornament with step-by-step instructions for using old family photos to make beautiful Christmas photo ornaments.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhether you want to expand your knowledge, or submit as an author, these genealogical journals are well-respected for their high-quality content.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhat to ask when you get a chance to quiz your relatives about their lives and their family history.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn what it means to be a professional genealogist, how to become a certified genealogist, and if genealogy is the right profession for you.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZThis free family tree chart records the ancestors from whom you directly descend in a graphical family tree format, suitable for sharing or even framing. Best of all, it can be completed in your computer browser and then saved or printed.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhether you live in a Manhattan brownstone apartment or a castle in France, your home may be harboring a fascinating history. Learn how to uncover the history and genealogy of a house or other building with this step by step guide.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZNew genetic findings continue to re-open the nature vs nurture debate. This article explores scientific studies and viewpoints that support each side.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZFill in your family tree and share it right online or save to your computer with this free, four-generation, interactive pedigree chart. It can also be printed and filled in by hand. Page 2.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhat is an autosomal DNA test? Where should I have it done? What do my results mean? Learn how autosomal DNA can help you learn about your ancestors.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn why most Hispanic people use two last names, plus find meanings and origins for fifty of the most popular Spanish surnames.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZYou really can discover your African American family history. Learn how with this step-by-step guide to researching African-American roots.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZEncourage your family members to record their memories for posterity with one of these wonderful memory books full of thought-provoking questions and space for recording the sure-to-be-cherished answers.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn the meaning and origin of the last name Long, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Long surname.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZThese five genealogy magazines are among the best for keeping you up to date with the latest genealogy news, techniques, tips, reviews and records.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhat are the most popular last names in the United States? This list of the most common American surnames includes each surname's origin and meaning.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZList of most common Australian surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Australian surname.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZDisplay your family tree in style with this free, printable genealogy fan chart. It displays five generations of ancestors in a beautiful fan style, complete with vining roses. Available for free download and printing. Page 3.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZFree genealogy records online in the Historical Records section of FamilySearch include more than 5.3 billion names in 2000+ collections from countries all over the world. Learn how to mine this massive resource to help answer questions in your family tree!
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZTop essential genealogy reference books that both beginner and professional genealogists should have on their bookshelf.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUncover the meaning of your English last name with this free guide to English surname meanings and origins. Includes a list of 100 of the most popular English surnames, plus links to resources for researching English ancestors.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhether you're looking for a blank family tree chart, a hand-crafted intricate family tree design, or a more modern rendition of your family tree, these custom family tree chart printers and designers are a good place to start.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn what a genealogy GEDCOM file is, how GEDCOM works, how to create a GEDCOM file, how to read a GEDCOM file that someone sends you and more. Page 2.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZCreate your own personalized, printable calendar with these step-by-step instructions and ideas for designing and printing family photo calendars. Includes links to calendar creator software, calendar templates, and calendar clipart.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUncover the meaning of your French last name with this free guide to French surname meanings and origins, and family history.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhat is a second cousin? How about a first cousin once removed? Get the scoop behind kissing cousins and various other cousin relationships, and use our handy chart to find out how you and a relative are related.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhile tracing your ancestry back as far as possible is fun, it's even better when you can present the findings in a handsome family tree chart. From hand drawn charts to computer generated trees, learn about the different ways to display your family tree.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn which genealogy Web sites and databases provide the most information in return for your time and or money with this guide to the genealogy resources that professional genealogists return to over and over.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZThese 10 top UK genealogy websites are a great starting point for researching British ancestry, packed with original records and genealogy databases.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZView, download, save and print a variety of free family tree charts and forms. Some of the free family tree charts are even interactive - meaning that you can type in the fields online before saving locally to your computer or printing for family members. The interactive forms require only the free Adobe Reader to use.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how to find people online in a wide variety of databases - both public and private. Includes people search strategies and tips.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZExplore one hundred of the best free genealogy databases and free surname search sites on the Net - these free genealogy databases combined include billions of names!
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how to find the meaning of your last name and trace your surname's origin back through history. Describes the different ways in which surnames developed and tips for tracing last name meanings and origins.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZNew to researching your family tree? Try this step by step introduction to family tree research and learn more about your ancestors and your roots. Family tree research is easy and fun!
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZTry these search tips to improve your chances of finding historical articles, obituaries, marriage announcements and more in Google News Archive - many of them free in online digitized format!
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how volunteer family history indexing projects are making hundreds of thousands of genealogical records available online for free access, and how you can volunteer your own time to help!
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZInterested in researching your family tree? Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked genealogy questions.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLocating information on your family tree is easier than ever with thousands of new records being placed online daily. Learn how to tap the vast resources of the Internet to locate your ancestral roots with these ten simple steps.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhy pay to search the Social Security Death Index - SSDI - when you can use and search the SSDI for free? These online sites offer up-to-date, current versions of the US SSDI database with free online search for everyone.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn whether your Irish parents, grandparents or great-grandparents make you eligible for Irish citizenship by descent, and an Irish passport.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how German surnames originated, the different types of German last names, and the meanings and origins of the 50 most common German surnames.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUncover the meaning of your Scottish surname with this free guide to Scottish last name meanings and origins. Includes a list of 100 of the most popular Scottish surnames, plus links to related Scottish genealogy resources.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZDig further into your ancestral DNA results with these third-party websites and tools designed to help you further explore cousin matches, investigate your deep ethnic origins, and learn more about possible inherited health and genetic traits.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZStroll back through the romantic heritage of your ancestors with this timeline of love, marriage, and dating customs throughout history.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUncover the meaning of your Polish last name with this overview of the origins of Polish surnames, along with meanings for fifty of the most common last names of Poland.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhat do all of the numbers in your family tree mean? Learn about the most common numbering systems used in genealogy pedigrees, including the ahnentafel, register system, modified register system, the Henry system, and other variants.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how a Y-DNA test can be used to learn about ancestry, where to have it done, and how to interpret the results.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLooking for the best place to share your family tree online? Check out these 8 options for publishing your family tree research, photos and stories.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWondering if someone has ever died in your house? Learn how to find out, using public records and online resources and databases.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZHundreds of beginning and continuing education options for genealogists exist, but to get you started here are some of the most popular options, including a selection of genealogy conferences, institutes, workshops, home study courses and online degree and certificate programs.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZYes, the research is the fun part. Writing a family history book just seems too daunting to be fun. But when the relatives start nagging, try these 10 easy steps for making your family history book a reality.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZExplore the ancestors of Presidents George Bush and his father, George Herbert Walker Bush in this extensive family tree. Includes links to President Harrison Pierce and royalty.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLocate both historical and more recent marriage records online in these free online marriage databases and indexes.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWant to dig into your family history but aren't sure where to begin? These 5 steps will start you on a fascinating journey into your genealogy.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZExplore the ancestors of Presidents George Bush, his father, George Herbert Walker Bush, and his grandfather Prescott Bush in this extensive family tree. Includes connections to President Harrison Pierce, Senator John Kerry, Princess Diana and other royalty.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZDetermine the state in which a Social Security number was issued using the following chart.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZThe family tree of Barack Obama includes great great great grandparents with the following surnames - Dunham, Stroup, Kearney, Holloway, Armour, Clark, Overall, Payne, Black, Wolfley, Abbott, McCurry, Creekmore, Wright and Allred. Learn more from this Barack Obama family tree.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZStart the search for your birth family with these step-by-step suggestions for locating birth parents, children, and other adoptees. Includes tips for researching adoptees in your family tree.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZSearching for witches in the family tree with this guide to the history of witchcraft in Europe and Colonial America, and records of the witch trials.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZDeath records often include helpful information beyond date and place of death. Learn what else a death certificate may tell you about your ancestors.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZCan't find the maiden name of your female ancestor? Here are ten of the best records and sources for locating clues to an ancestor's maiden name.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhether you're new to genealogy, or have devoted a lifetime to it, celebrate Family History Month with your family this October by trying one (or more) of these ten wonderful ways to craft and commemorate your past.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLouisa May Alcott, best known as the author of Little Women, never married and has no descendants. Her rich ancestry, however, reaches back to the founding days of our country and includes her father, famous transcendentalist Bronson Alcott. Many people can claim a relation to Louisa May Alcott through her siblings, cousins and other relatives.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUse these eight rules to record names for genealogical data and charts. Ensure your data is complete and less likely to be misinterpreted by others.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZHow can we match up nicknames with first names? While it isn't always a straightforward process, this list can help you to identify possible given or first names that match up with some of the most common nicknames.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZDiscover the meaning of your Irish last name, and learn where in Ireland these Irish surnames are most commonly found.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZEasy to understand guide to DNA and genealogy includes an introduction to the differences between Y-line and mtDNA testing, a guide to home DNA genetics tests, and tips for organizing a DNA surname study.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how to complete and use a pedigree chart and family group sheet, the two most common genealogy forms, plus download free forms for your own use.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn why the coats of arms and family crests you see in the stores and online probably have nothing to do with your personal family history.
2016-12-05T11:24:00Z100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZImportant pieces of a family's history are found only in the memories of the living relatives. Help preserve those precious family memories for posterity by creating a personalized memory book or journal for your relative to complete.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn the meaning and origin of the last name Nguyen, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Nguyen surname.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how to obtain a copy of Form SS-5—Application for Social Security Number—for any deceased individual from the US Social Security Administration.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZBrowse this free listing for downloads of historical map overlays ready for you to view or import directly into Google Maps or Google Earth.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn about the deep African and American roots of Barack Obama. His African roots stretch back for generations in Kenya, while his American roots connect to Jefferson Davis.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZHow and where to access deeds, mortgages, and other property records online, for genealogical research, title searches, or for the purpose of oil, gas, or shale property leasing.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn the meaning of the Cook surname and where it comes from, along with info on where the name is most prevalent, and links to Cook genealogy.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZAdvance preparation for your visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City can save you hours of time to spend on more research. Before you make the trek to the Family History Library, read these tips for a successful visit.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZDetermining the birth place of your immigrant ancestor is the key to the next branch in your family tree. Learn what and where to search to find your immigrant ancestor's country, town or village of origin.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZWhile every American family celebrates Thanksgiving differently, we've served up the five most common Thanksgiving family traditions.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn a variety of techniques and strategies for safely removing photographs from old sticky albums, including adhesive remover, dental floss, hair dryers, freezing, and more. Discusses prolonging the life of photos that cannot be removed from magnetic sticky albums as well.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZUncover the meaning of your Spanish last name with this free guide to Hispanic surname meanings and origins. Includes links to related Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican genealogy resources.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZEverything you want to know about the last name Williams, including its meaning and origin.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZEach of these genealogy and family history oriented blogs is outstanding for excellent writing and timely updates, and because they each bring something special to the world of genealogy blogging.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZRead a review of Family Tree Maker 11 and see how it stacks up against its competition in the genealogy software market. By professional genealogist, Kimberly Powell.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how to address an adoption in your family tree and download family tree charts which include special options for adopted families.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZTurn your genealogy discoveries into special family gifts with these family tree project ideas.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZChanges to the public Social Security Death Master File, or Social Security Death Index, enacted in 2011, and again in 2014, have removed access to numerous social security numbers that were previously included, and also resulted in a 40% annual decrease in posted death records. Learn why!
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZIf you have ancestors who came from Czechoslovakia or Bohemia--what is now the Czech Republic--then you won't want to miss these five online databases and resources for researching your Czech roots online.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn the meaning and origin of the last name Jones, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Jones surname.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZOne of the most helpful tools when beginning a search into your family history is the obituary. Beyond just the place and date of death, you may also learn the birthplace, final resting place, occupation, religious affiliation, community activities, street address, the names of friends and relatives, and other details which can help you learn a great deal about the people from your past.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZAmerican immigration immediately brings to mind Ellis Island, the nation's largest federal immigration station. But not all immigrants to America came through Ellis Island - not even those who immigrated to New York. Learn about the many popular American ports of entry and how to research those records
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn the meaning and origin of the last name Cohen, plus genealogy and family trees for the Cohen surname.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLearn how to research your family tree at a Mormon Family History Center near you, with tips for locating a FHC and requesting genealogical records from Salt Lake City.
2016-12-05T11:24:00ZLike any treasure, family history doesn't deserve to remain buried. Try these simple suggestions for sharing your genealogy discoveries so others can benefit from what you have found.