The Freedmen’s Bureau is a goldmine for those researching in the South after the Civil War.
Getting Started with DNA Painter
The DNA Painter tool is perfect for analyzing your genetic genealogy and best of all it is free.
Getting Started with Genealogy? Use a Pedigree Chart
Professional genealogist Cynthia Maharrey explains how to get started with your family history by creating a pedigree chart.
What Happened to the 1890 Census Records?
In 1921, a fire in the US Commerce Building damaged the 1890 census records. Learn what eventually happened to the records.
Deciphering Moonshine Lingo in Court Records
Making moonshine was a common activity for many ancestors with Scots-Irish lineage. How do you find the records that reflect some of these activities?
Genealogy Tips: Focus on the Basics First
Genealogical tips from professional genealogist, Dr. Shelly Murphy. Focus on the basics like good research methods and staying organized first.
1950 US Census: Prepare for the April Release Now
While waiting for the 1950 US Census, review other materials such as periodicals and US Commerce Department reports as background material.
Six Tips for Breaking Through Your Brick Walls
Here’s some tips for breaking through the brick walls that are common in family research.