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What Does Your Last Name Mean?
Find 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.
100 Most Common U.S. Surnames - Common Last...
Find meanings, orgins, family trees, and search tips for the 100 most common U.S. surnames.
Free Family Tree Chart
This 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.
50 Questions to Ask Relatives About Your Family...
What to ask when you get a chance to quiz your relatives about their lives and their family history.
Nature vs Nurture: What Really Shapes Who We Are?
New genetic findings have recently re-opened the acrimonious nature vs nurture debate. Read scientific studies and viewpoints to support each side of the nature theory versus nurture theory.
How to Search Online About Your Ancestors for...
Why 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.
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Explore 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!
What Is the Meaning of Your Spanish Last Name?
Learn about the system of double Spanish surnames, along with the meanings and origins of the most popular Spanish surnames with this free guide. Includes links to related Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican genealogy resources.
Free Interactive Pedigree Chart
Fill 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.
How to Trace the Origin of Your Last Name
Learn 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.
About Genealogy - Suggest a Site
Submit your genealogy related article for possible publication on About Genealogy
Adopted? How to Find Your Birth Family
Start 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.
10 Steps to Writing Your Family History
Yes, 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.
How to Trace the Genealogy of Your Home
Whether 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.
Free Family Tree Charts
View, 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.
50 Polish Surnames and What They Mean
Uncover the meaning of your Polish last name with this free guide to Polish surnames meanings and origins. Includes links to related Polish genealogy resources.
Understanding Social Security Number Issuance:C...
Determine the state in which a Social Security number was issued using the following chart.
Looking for Someone From Your Past? 8...
Learn how to find people online in a wide variety of databases - both public and private. Includes people search strategies and tips.
Free Five Generation Family Tree Fan Chart
Display 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.
Historic Newspapers Online
Research online in these historic newspaper collections from around the world. Most include digital images of the actual newspapers as well as a searchable index.
The Most Common Australian Last Names and Their...
List of most common Australian surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Australian surname.
Italian Surname Meanings & Origins
Uncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins.
7 Top Free Online Marriage Indexes &...
Discover your ancestors in these free online marriage databases and indexes.
Uncover the Meaning of Your French Name
Uncover the meaning of your French last name with this free guide to French surname meanings and origins. Includes links to related genealogy resources for researching French ancestry.
Genealogy in France
Learn how to research your French family tree with this guide to genealogical records in France. Includes information on both online and offline records including birth, marriage, death, census and church records, plus a letter writing guide and tips on sending research requests to France.
Cite Your Genealogy Sources
While assembling the pieces to your family tree puzzle, it is important to rememember that citing your genealogy sources correctly and completely is what gives your research credibility. Learn how to correctly site a variety of common genealogy sources in this guide to genealogy documentation.
Is Tracing Your Family Tree Just a Cheek Swab...
Easy 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.
How to Trace Your U.S. Military Ancestors
From the early colonists, to the men and women currently serving in America's armed forces, most of us can claim at least one relative or ancestor who has served our country in the military. Learn how to get copies of their military records with this step-by-step guide.
What Do All of the Census Abbreviations Mean?
Handy list of abbreviations and their meanings, gathered from census forms and census taker instructions for the US, Canadian and British censuses.
Evidence or Proof?
Make sure that every ancestor you place on your family tree really belongs there by applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to your genealogical research. Learn how to determine when your collected genealogical facts and evidence are enough to constitute proof of ancestral connections.
Meanings and Origins of Common Irish Last Names
Discover the meaning of your Irish last name, and find where in Ireland these Irish surnames are most commonly found.
What Does Your German Last Name Mean?
Discover the meaning of your German last name with this free guide to German surname meanings and origins. Includes links to related German genealogy resources.
12 Steps to Tracing Your Family Tree
New 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!
Claiming Irish Citizenship Through Your Irish...
Your Irish parents, grandparents or even great-grandparents may make you eligible for Irish citizenship by descent, giving you the right to apply for an Irish passport.
Top 10 U.S. Databases for Tracing Your Family...
Learn 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.
Germany - Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Research your German ancestors with this guide to accessing records of birth, marriage and death in Germany.
Scanning Slides
Got stacks of slide carousels loaded up with old family photos? Save these memories for future generations by digitizing and burning them to DVDs.
10 Fun Family History Activities for Family...
Give one of these 10 fun family history activities a try at your next family reunion to get people talking, sharing and having fun.
101 Places to Research Your Family Tree for Free
Explore one hundred of the best free genealogy sites and free surname search sites online for your ancestors - these free genealogy records combined include billions of names!
German Genealogy Online
Research your German family tree online in this collection of online German genealogy databases and records. Available resources include German birth, death and marriage records, as well as census, immigration and other genealogy resources. While many German records are not available online, these German genealogy databases are a good place to start researching your German family tree.
5 Ways to Chart & Display Your Family Tree
While 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.
Top 10 Memory Books - Journals with Questions...
Encourage 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.
Scottish Surnames - Meanings & Origins
Uncover 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.
Mexico Civil Records - Registro Civil
Learn how and where to find birth, marriage and death information and records for people who live or lived in Mexico. Civil registration records in Mexico date back to 1859. Page 2.
Tracing Indian Ancestry
Learn how to research your Native American ancestors with this guide to Indian records, free online databases, and historical timelines and resources. Plus, how to determine if your Indian ancestry qualifies you for membership in the tribe of your Indian ancestors.
Common Nicknames Used By Our Ancestors -...
How popular was your name when you were born? Check out the most popular baby names in America for each year from 1880 through 2001.
10 Top Databases for British Genealogy
These 10 top UK genealogy websites are a great starting point for researching British ancestry, packed with original records and genealogy databases.
Genealogy Glossary - julian calendar
Definition, pronounciation and related words and resources for the word, julian calendar, as it relates to genealogy
Ancestry Member Trees
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Top 10 Places to Find Maiden Names
Can't find the maiden name of your female ancestor? These ten records and resources are often good sources for maiden names.
Spanish Surname Meanings & Origins
Uncover 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.
Map Adventures with Google
Plot your ancestors locations and travels on a map and experience a new way of looking at your family history. Google Maps and other free tools make this a fun, easy project for any genealogist.
Custom Family Tree Charts & Templates
Whether 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.
FamilySearch Historical Records
Free genealogy records online in the Historical Records section of FamilySearch include more than 3.5 billion names in 1500+ collections from countries all over the world. Available records include a mix of indexes and digital document images.
What Does My Last Name Mean?
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Filling Out Genealogical Forms
The two most commonly used forms used by genealogists to record information on the family tree are the pedigree chart and the family group sheet. Learn how to use these forms in your genealogy research, plus download a free, interactive family group sheet and pedigree chart for your own use.
Digitizing Your Family Movies
Preserve your precious family memories by transferring them from bulky, deteriorating videotapes onto DVDs. This guide walks you step by step through the process, from the necessary hardware and software to capturing and editing your video and burning the results onto DVD.
Steps to a Successful Family Reunion
Connect with seldom-seen family members, meet new ones and celebrate your heritage with these steps for organizing a memorable family reunion.
Top Databases & Web Sites for Canadian Genealogy
If you're searching for Canadian ancestors online, these databases and Web sites are the best place to start. Best of all, most are free!
Genealogy GEDCOM 101
Learn 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.
Your "Family" Coat of Arms May Not Be Yours
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.
Maryland Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Maryland, including the dates for which Maryland vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Maryland vital records databases.
Hunting for Witches in the Family Tree
Searching 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.
Polish Genealogy Databases Online
Research Polish ancestry online with this collection of Polish genealogy databases and indexes from Poland, the United States and other countries.
Historic Customs of Romance, Dating &...
Stroll back through the romantic heritage of your ancestors with this timeline of love, marriage, and dating customs throughout history.
Researching Famous (or Infamous) Ancestors
Am I related to someone famous? A movie star, bank robber, queen, or hero of the Wild West? If you suspect a famous ancestor in your family tree, try these research steps and techniques to help you prove (or disprove) the famous connection
Searching the Social Security Death Index
Learn how to search and use the free US Social Security Death Index to find information on your deceased ancestors. The Social Security Death Index is a database containing names, birth and death dates for over 72 million Americans. Learn how to use the Social Security Death Index and where to search the SSDI online for free.
Ancestry of George Walker Bush - Bush Family Tree
Explore 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.
Online Death Records & Indexes
Because 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.
Online Databases & Records for Research in...
Find online databases and records for researching ancestors in British India, the territories of India under the tenancy or sovereignty of the East India Company or British Crown between 1612 and 1947.
Researching German Ancestors
Trace your German roots back to the old country and beyond with the steps outlined in this German genealogy guide. Takes you step by step through the process, from gathering information on your family, to locating your ancestor's German hometown, to accessing vital records, passenger records and church records in Germany.
Top 10 Places to Put Your Family History Online
Want to put your family history on the Web to share with family, friends and relatives? These Web sites and online publishing options include the tools you need to put your family tree online, along with pedigree charts, photos and more. Some offer additional features such as chat, message boards and password protection. Many of these online genealogy publishing options are free, while some incur a one-time software fee, or charge for additional storage space and upgraded features.
Death & Burial Customs
Burial customs and other social rituals surrounding death provide an interesting look at the beliefs, superstitions and traditions of our ancestors.
Search Tips for Google News Archive
Try 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!
How to Obtain a Copy of a Social Security...
Learn how to request and obtain a copy of Form SS-5, Application for Social Security Number, for any deceased individual from the US Social Security Administration. The Social Security Application form includes extensive details about an individual, including name, date and place of birth, parent's names and the applicant's signature.
Personal Ancestral File - PAF 5.1 - Genealogy...
Information on PAF Version 5.1 - the free genealogy software available from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Available for Windows and Macintosh and in multiple languages with the option to download family tree data to your PDA Palm handheld computer.
Autosomal DNA Testing for Genealogy
What is an autosomal DNA test? What will it tell me about my ancestors? Where can I have it done? What do my results mean? Get the answers to these and other questions about the use of autosomal DNA for ancestral testing.
New South Wales Genealogy Online
Research 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!
Ireland Vital Records - Civil Registration
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death records from Ireland, including information on available records, and links to online Irish civil registration records of birth, death and marriage, where available.
France Genealogy Records Online
Explore France genealogy records online, including French birth, marriage and death records ( actes etat civil ), French census records ( recensements de population ) and French parish registers ( registres paroissiaux ). Most of these French genealogy records are online for free.
WILLIAMS - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Williams, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Williams surname.
Genealogy Research at the Courthouse, Archives...
Make your genealogy research trip to the courthouse, library or archives as productive as possible with these tips for planning your visit and maximizing your results.
About Genealogy - Where to Find US Birth...
How and where to get birth certificates, death certificates and other vital records in each of the US states and territories, including free online vital records databases and indexes.
Australia - Records of Births, Marriages and...
Research your Australian ancestors with this guide to accessing records of birth, marriage and death in Australia.
Vital Records Online by State
Search indexed vital records online or browse actual digitized images of certificates of birth, death and marriage online. This listing directs you to vital records online for the United States, organized by state. The majority of these online vital records can be accessed for free. Those that require a fee to search or view are clearly indicated.
10 Steps for Finding Your Family Tree Online
Locating 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.
JOHNSON - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Johnson, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Johnson surname.
Pennsylvania Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Pennsylvania, including the dates for which vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online vital records databases.
How To Become a Professional Genealogist
Learn what it means to be a professional genealogist, how to become a certified genealogist, and if genealogy is the right profession for you.
Family History in the News
Uncover your ancestors in old newspapers with this guide to finding and using historic newspapers to locate obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, local news and events, gossip, and more. Includes a guide to free historic newspaper resources on the Web. Page 2.
SMITH - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Smith, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Smith surname.
Best Genealogy Software Windows - Readers'...
Five Windows genealogy software programs were selected by readers as the best for their combination of features, publishing, and ease of use. Meet the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Winners in the genealogy software for Windows category.
Castle Garden - America's First Official...
America's first official immigration center, Castle Garden welcomed over 10 million immigrants to New York from 1830 to 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Learn about the history of immigration to Castle Garden, and search for your ancestors in the database of passenger lists.
5 Things You Can Learn From Death Records
Death records may include a wealth of genealogical information beyond just date and place of death. Learn what else a death certificate or death record may be able to tell you about your ancestors.
Common US Surnames & Their Meanings
List of most common US surnames from the 2000 census, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common us surname.
WWII Draft Registration Records
The mandatory draft for World War II left behind records of the millions of American men who registered. From them you can learn
Section, Township & Range
Learn how to research in US federal public land records, including the types of land records available, a listing of the public land states, and understanding and platting section, township, and range land descriptions. Includes links to free land record databases on the Web.
Top 10 Free Surname / Pedigree Databases
Search for your family surname and make genealogy connections in these ten, free lineage-linked databases, together containing over 650 million surnames.
Heritage Quest Online - Census Records
Read a review of the online US census collection available through Heritage Quest Online and learn it stacks up against other online subscription sites offering US census images.
BROWN - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Brown, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Brown surname.
JONES - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Jones, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Jones surname.
Historic Map Overlays for Google Maps & Google...
Browse this free listing for downloads of historical map overlays ready for you to import directly into Google Maps or Google Earth.
Mexico Genealogy 101
Learn how to conduct genealogy research in Mexico with this introductory guide to the major genealogical records and resources of Mexico. Covers birth, marriage, death, census, religious, military and immigration records, as well as other major sources of genealogy information in Mexico.
New Jersey Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in New Jersey, including the dates for which New Jersey vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online New Jersey vital records databases.
U.S. Land Records Online
Dearch databases and browse digitized images of a variety of online historical land records from across the United States, including land grants, deeds, homestead applications, bounty land warrants and plat maps.
GARCIA - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Garcia, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Garcia surname.
Pennsylvania Genealogy Online
Research and explore your Pennsylvania genealogy and family history online with these online Pennsylvania genealogy databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!
Top Web Sites for Researching Irish Ancestors
Many Irish genealogy databases offer valuable data for researching Irish ancestry in the form of extractions, transcriptions and digitized images. Try these Irish genealogy Web sites first when researching your Irish family tree.
How To Interview a Relative
Step-by-step tools and ideas to get you started interviewing your relatives. You will probably be surprised at the stories they can tell.
Georgia Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Georgia, including the dates for which vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Georgia vital records databases.
New York Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
New York vital records - learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records in New York, including the dates for which New York vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online New York vital records databases.
MARTIN - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Martin, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Martin surname.
Free Jewish Genealogy Databases Online
There are numerous genealogical and historical resources and databases online for genealogists researching their Jewish ancestors. Most of these Jewish genealogy databases are even free!
The Dawes Rolls
Final Rolls, often called Dawes Rolls, are lists of people accepted between 1898 and 1914 by the Dawes Commission as members of these five civilized Indian tribes - Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole. Learn how to search and use the Dawes Rolls online to research your Native American ancestors.
Transcription Rules & Techniques for Genealogic...
Learn how to transcribe genealogical documents like a pro, including rules and techniques for creating accurate genealogical transcriptions and tips for handling illegible content.
Best Genealogy Software Mac - Readers' Choice...
Five Windows genealogy software programs were selected by readers as the best for their combination of features, publishing, and ease of use. Meet the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Winners in the genealogy software for Windows category.
GONZALEZ - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Gonzalez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Gonzales surname.
Australia Military Records
Research your Australian military ancestor with these online databases and offline sources for Australians in the Army, including Imperial Forces (1788-1870), Local Colonial Forces (1854-1901) and Commonwealth Military Forces (1901 to present), as well as the Australian Navy.
Historical U.S. Prison Records Online
Do you have a criminal in your family tree? If so, don't overlook the large number of historical prison records available online for prisons and prisoners across the United States.
Family History Research and Your Library
Your library card could be the key that unlocks your family tree. Learn how to find and access genealogical databases for free through your local library - both at the library and from the comfort of home.
Land Records Online
Dearch databases and browse digitized images of a variety of online historical land records from around the world, including land grants, deeds, and property maps.
U.S. Historical Newspapers Online by State
Search indexed historical newspapers online or browse the actual digitized pages of hundreds of digitized historical newspapers online. This listing directs you to historical newspapers online for the United States, organized by state.
Ancestry of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls & Almanzo...
Explore the pioneer ancestors of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls and her husband, Almanzo James Wilder. Her large family tree follows the American frontier, from New York and New England west through Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota.
Tips for Salvaging Flood & Water Damaged Photos
Flood or water damaged photos, papers and other family valuables can often be saved by following these few, simple steps.
Genealogy Quotes
Find famous quotations related to genealogy and family history, including humorous quotes, inspirational quotes and others.
Ancestry of Barack Obama
Learn about the deep African and American roots of Barack Obama, US Senator and presidential candidate. His African roots stretch back for generations in Kenya, while his American roots connect to Jefferson Davis.
Personal Ancestral File 5.2
Read a review of Personal Ancestral File 5 - PAF - and see how it stacks up against its competition in the genealogy software market. By professional genealogist, Kimberly Powell.
Binders, Notebooks or Folders? - Organizing...
Take charge of your genealogy clutter with one of these easy-to-maintain filing systems. Includes how-to steps for binders, folders, and computer disk storage, as well as options for organizing by surname, family, or event.
Submit your Personal Surname Web Site to...
Submit your personal surname site for a link on About Genealogy
LEE - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Lee, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Lee surname.
Invisible Women Ancestors
Learn special strategies for researching the women in your family tree with this guide to finding maiden names and other clues to female ancestors in a variety of genealogy records.
Top 10 Deadliest U.S. Natural Disasters
Every now and then a deadly natural disaster comes along and wipes out a large population within days. These ten deadliest U.S. disasters cost the lives of 100s and 1000s of people, wiped out many important historical and genealogical records, and changed many families forever.
HARRIS - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Harris, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Harris surname.
Michigan Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Michigan vital records - learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records in Michigan, including the dates for which Michigan vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Michigan vital records databases.
California Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in California, including the dates for which vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online vital records databases.
Making a Living from Genealogy
Yes, genealogists can make money for doing what they love. Learn how to start your own genealogy business with these simple steps.
Cleopatra Family Tree - Ancestry of Cleopatra...
How to obtain birth records, marriage records, death records, divorce records, and adoption records in Alabama, including fees, dates, etc.
Kentucky Vital Records - Births, Deaths &...
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Kentucky, including the dates for which Kentucky vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Kentucky vital records databases.
CLARK - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Clark, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Clark surname.
PEREZ - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Perez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Perez surname.
Photo Gallery of Cemetery Symbolism
Learn the meanings and interpretation of common tombstone symbols in this photo tour of a variety of tombstone engravings.
Italian Genealogy 101
Get started researching your Italian roots with this guide to researching Italian ancestors in Italy. Includes an overview of major Italian genealogical records, how to access these records, Italian surnames and their meanings, Italian naming patterns and further resources for Italian genealogy research.
Preserving Your Precious Family Photos and Videos
What causes photographs to deteriorate, tips for what to avoid and suggestions for proper photographic storage and handling
Alberta, Canada Vital Records
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Alberta, Canada, including the dates for which civil registration records are available in Alberta, where they are located, and links to online Alberta vital records databases.
RODRIGUEZ - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Rodriguez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Rodriguez surname.
10 Genealogy Blogs Worth Reading
Each 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.
Creating & Editing Digital Photos
Learn how to use your scanner and a basic graphics editing software program to repair, restore, and preserve your old family photos. Includes tips for getting good scans, repair cracks or faded photos, and storing the completed digital photos on a CD or using them to create a digital scrapbook or slide show.
PATEL - Name Meaning & Origin
Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Patel, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Patel surname.

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