Learn how to quickly determine cousin relationships(first cousins, second cousins), degrees of removal (once removed, twice removed) and even double cousins, with this easy guide to determining cousin relationships.
Learn how to create a genealogy GEDCOM file in your genealogy software program to share your family history file with other genealogists.
Old photographs can provide a variety of clues to lead you to names, dates and places.
Learn how to open a genealogy GEDCOM file in your genealogy software program.
When you're looking for a genealogist to research your family tree, should they be licensed? accredited? certified? professional? Learn the distinctions so that you'll know what to expect from your genealogist
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Genealogy author bio and articles by genealogist Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Learning 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.
Except for a few individual exceptions from some parts of Eastern Europe, there is no such thing as a coat of arms for a surname. Learn why the coats of arms you see in the store and on the Internet probably have nothing to do with your family history.
Postcards provide a wonderful alternative to photographs for learning about the daily lives and history of your ancestors and the places they lived and worked.
Antique stores can be a treasure trove for old photographs, letters, albums, and postcards from your ancestors.
A surname list is a quick, but handy organizational tool for genealogists. Learn how it can help streamline your family tree research.
Learn how to research your family tree without spending a fortune with these tips for spending your genealogy money wisely.