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Updated Articles and Resources

By Kimberly Powell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Best Genealogy Software Mac - Readers' Choice Awards 2013 Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 i...
    • KHAN - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Saturday, October 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Khan, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Kahn surname.
    • 10 Educational Opportunities for Genealogists Created: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Hundreds 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, inst...
    • Ancestry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Created: Monday, January 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ancestry and biographical information on civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including branches in his family tree.
    • BAKER - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Baker, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Baker surname.
    • GONZALEZ - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Gonzalez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Gonzales surname.
    • Nature vs Nurture Created: Monday, July 28, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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."
    • DNA Family Trees Created: Monday, May 05, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Last Name Meanings & Origins Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 meaning...
    • ALLEN - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Allen, plus find genealogy resources and family trees for the Allen surname.
    • How To Begin Tracing Your Family Tree Created: Saturday, April 01, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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!
    • Free Jewish Genealogy Databases Online Created: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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!
    • Visiting a Family History Center Created: Monday, May 09, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn 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." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • The Cherokee Princess Myth Created: Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Native American ancestry is a fairly common family story, and one which may actually turn out to be true. But there really isn't such a thing as a Cherokee princess...
    • California Genealogy Online Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Research and explore your California family history online with these online California databases, indexes and digitized records collections.
    • RODRIGUEZ - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Thursday, March 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Rodriguez, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Rodriguez surname.
    • ANDERSON - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Thursday, March 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Anderson, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Anderson surname.
    • Illinois Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Illinois, including the dates for which they are available.
    • French Surname Meanings & Origins Created: Monday, September 15, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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."
    • Common Australian Surnames & Their Meanings Created: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 Created: Monday, August 25, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Uncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 01, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      What to ask when you get a chance to quiz your relatives about their lives and their family history." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 05, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 onl...
    • Adoption Search - How to Find Your Birth Family Created: Monday, November 03, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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."
    • Polish Surname Meanings & Origins Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • House Histories Created: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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.
    • DAVIS - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Sunday, February 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name "Davis" (or "Davies"), plus find genealogy and family trees for the Davis surname.
    • SULLIVAN - Name Meaning & Origin Created: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn the meaning and origin of the last name Sullivan, plus find genealogy and family trees for the Sullivan surname.
    • Florida Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages Created: Monday, January 09, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Florida. Find links to online Florida vital records databases.
    • Vital Records Online by State Created: Sunday, November 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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, or...
    • 15 Free Sites for African American Genealogy Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Explore your African American heritage and family history with the databases, resources and family trees found on these genealogy web sites.
    • FamilySearch Historical Records Created: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      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.

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