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2016-10-23T11:26:14ZExplore the German and Scottish ancestors of New York City entrepeneur, Donald Trump.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZFind 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZCan 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZThis 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZCreate your own treasured heirloom ornament with step-by-step instructions for using old family photos to make beautiful Christmas photo ornaments.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhether 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZNew genetic findings continue to re-open the nature vs nurture debate. This article explores scientific studies and viewpoints that support each side.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZFill 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhat to ask when you get a chance to quiz your relatives about their lives and their family history.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhat 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn why most Hispanic people use two last names, plus find meanings and origins for fifty of the most popular Spanish surnames.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZFree 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!
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2016-10-23T11:26:14ZList of most common Australian surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Australian surname.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhat are the most popular last names in the United States? This list of most commonly occurring surnames in America, compiled by the US Census Bureau, includes information on each common surname's origin and meaning.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZUncover 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhile 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn the meaning and origin of the last name Long, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Long surname.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhat 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZUncover the meaning of your French last name with this free guide to French surname meanings and origins, and family history.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZView, 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZA number of different companies offer DNA tests for ancestral testing and ethnic origins. This checklist helps you to determine which company will best help you meet your DNA goals and provide the most bang for your buck.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZEncourage 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.
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2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhat 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZDeath records often include helpful information beyond date and place of death. Learn what else a death certificate may tell you about your ancestors.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn about the different types of marriage records that might be available for your ancestors, as well as what you might learn from them.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZTry 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!
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn whether your Irish parents, grandparents or great-grandparents make you eligible for Irish citizenship by descent, and an Irish passport.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZThe GRO index reference makes it easier to locate and request a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate. Learn what the GRO index is, and how to locate the GRO reference for an individual online.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZYes, 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZThese 10 top UK genealogy websites are a great starting point for researching British ancestry, packed with original records and genealogy databases.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZExplore 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZExplore 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!
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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!
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZCreate 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZUncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins.
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2016-10-23T11:26:14ZExplore 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZSee the Kennedy family tree, with the children and grandchildren of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, including vital statistics.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZNew 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!
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how German surnames originated, the different types of German last names, and the meanings and origins of the 50 most common German surnames.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhether 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZInterested in researching your family tree? Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked genealogy questions.
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2016-10-23T11:26:14ZUncover 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhy 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZUncover 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZSearching 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLooking for the best place to share your family tree online? Check out these 8 options for publishing your family tree research, photos and stories.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZCan'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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZThe 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWondering if someone has ever died in your house? Learn how to find out, using public records and online resources and databases.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWant 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZOne 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZDetermine the state in which a Social Security number was issued using the following chart.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn what it means to be a professional genealogist, how to become a certified genealogist, and if genealogy is the right profession for you.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZFuneral home records or undertaker records can be a valuable source of family history information. Learn where to find them and how to use them to add new facts to your family tree.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZRead 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZStart 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLocating 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZBrowse this free listing for downloads of historical map overlays ready for you to view or import directly into Google Maps or Google Earth.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearning to recognize commonly confused letters in old handwriting transcriptions can help you to come up with alternate name spellings for your ancestors. These particular letters and combinations can trip up even seasoned genealogists.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZTurn your genealogy discoveries into special family gifts with these family tree project ideas.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZChanges 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!
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how to make the most of the more than 6 billion genealogical records and other free family history resources available online from FamilySearch.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZExplore a number of Irish genealogy databases offering valuable family history data in the form of extractions, transcriptions and digitized images.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZDiscover the meaning of your Irish last name, and learn where in Ireland these Irish surnames are most commonly found.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how a Y-DNA test can be used to learn about ancestry, where to have it done, and how to interpret the results.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZStroll back through the romantic heritage of your ancestors with this timeline of love, marriage, and dating customs throughout history.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how to obtain a copy of Form SS-5—Application for Social Security Number—for any deceased individual from the US Social Security Administration.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZHow 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZHow 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how to address an adoption in your family tree and download family tree charts which include special options for adopted families.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZBecause death records are the least privacy-sensitive of the vital records of birth, marriage and death, you actually have a decent chance of finding death information for your ancestor online. Check this list for some of the best sites for death certificates and obituary notices online.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZMen facing the loss of a spouse while raising children often remarried quickly. Learn how to find out if your ancestor had more than one wife.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZDetermining 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how to decipher the military abbreviations and jargon found on the grave markers and tombstones of men and women who served in the U.S. military. Most signify medals and awards, or the unit in which the individual served.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZConnect with seldom-seen family members, meet new ones and celebrate your heritage with these steps for organizing a memorable family reunion.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how seemingly small clues buried in census records can lead you to new discoveries about your ancestors.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZIf you're searching for Canadian ancestors online, these databases and Web sites are the best place to start. Best of all, most are free!
2016-10-23T11:26:14Z100 most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZGive one of these 10 fun family history activities a try at your next family reunion to get people talking, sharing and having fun.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZAmerica's official immigration center from 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island welcomed over 12 million immigrants to New York. Learn about the history of immigration to Ellis Island, and search for your ancestors in the database of Ellis Island passenger lists and manifests.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZResearch German ancestry online in this collection of German genealogy databases and records, including vital, census, military and church records.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn how to locate ancestors in the Canadian census, a valuable source for information on individuals who lived in Canada since 1666.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZWhat 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZDig 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.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZResearch and explore your New South Wales, Australia, genealogy and family history online with these online New South Wales genealogy databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZUse these eight rules to record names for genealogical data and charts. Ensure your data is complete and less likely to be misinterpreted by others.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZLearn the meaning and origin of the last name Jones, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Jones surname.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZEverything you want to know about the last name Williams, including its meaning and origin.
2016-10-23T11:26:14ZGenealogists, historians, and anyone else with a need for historical maps will not want to miss this collection of links to some of the best historical map collections available online.