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How Up to Date is Your Family Tree?   Recently updated !

Just to be clear, I am not asking whether you have added cousin Mary’s latest grandchild born in 2017. What I mean is, how recently have you looked at your pedigrees, files, conclusions, sources citations and narrative family histories to see if they are still current? Family history is a never ending hobby, with so many opportunities. You get stuck […]


Courthouse Records and Your Civil War Soldier: What Can You Find?   Recently updated !

  You’ve been researching your Civil War ancestor’s service for a while now. You’ve searched the Federal censuses, NARA pension records, Compiled Military Service Records, regimental histories and more. You’ve been a captive to your laptop as you’ve documented your veteran’s actions. Let’s change it up a bit. We’ll get up, get out and get going. Its time for some […]


New Resource “Researching in School Records” Now Available

IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide: “Researching in School Records” by Melissa Barker The In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) is pleased to present their newest in-brief research guide in the research series by writer, Melissa Barker, entitled “An In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records.” Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She […]


Chit Chat Live: Finding Your Roots, Season 4 Episode 1

Season 4 of Finding Your Roots (on PBS), with Dr. Henry Gates, starts off looking into the lives of politician Bernie Sanders and actor Larry David. Join us as we discuss this great episode. Grab your favorite cuppa, sit back and enjoy. If you need assistance with Jewish Genealogy or Genetic Genealogy consider our In-Brief Guides.


Our Worshipping Ancestors 1

With religion being such a central part of almost all our ancestors’ lives, it is important to be aware of the options that they had for worship in the communities in which they lived. Even if they were adherents of the established church, the arrival of alternative denominations in an area had an impact on the lives of all the […]


JewishGen’s All-Country Databases

In a previous post, we discussed some of the features available on JewishGen. Beyond those features, though, JewishGen’s All-Country databases have millions of indexed records that can be of significant help in tracing one’s family back several generations within Europe. JewishGen volunteers have acquired millions of vital records, census records, and other documents of genealogical interest. As these records are […]