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  • We had no control over our birth order, but scientists say the order in which we were born has a great deal to do with how successful we will become. Is that really true? Let's discuss it.

    Birth Order Affects a Person's Success

    Birth Order Affects a Person's Success

    by Margaret Minnicks9

  • Newspapers.com is a wonderful resource for researchers. Genealogists love it! Here are tips from a librarian for getting the best results from your searches.

    Tips for Using Newspapers.com

    Tips for Using Newspapers.com

    by Virginia Allain4

  • A beginner's guide on how to do genealogy research online. Researching one's ancestry is an interesting pastime and can lead to many fascinating discoveries. The internet can be a very useful tool for those who would like to learn more about their family history.

    A Beginner's Guide to Using the Internet to Find Your Ancestors

    A Beginner's Guide to Using the Internet to Find Your Ancestors

    by Rhosynwen3

  • Creating a family tree book is easy, fun and will become an heirloom to pass down to generations to come. Including a variety of files will keep it interesting, informative and make it most personal.

    How to Create an Heirloom Family Tree Book

    How to Create an Heirloom Family Tree Book

    by Karen Buck0

  • Tracing one’s family history is one of the most popular hobbies among Americans. I have assembled 10 genealogy sites that can greatly help your family history search.

    10 Sites for Researching Genealogy

    10 Sites for Researching Genealogy

    by Richard Bivins7

  • Help with genealogy research. The maternal lines of your ancestry may be difficult to research, but there are ways to uncover these branches in your family tree. Advice on how to overcome "brick walls" in your family tree related to missing maiden names.

    Ways to Uncover the Maternal Lines in Your Family Tree

    Ways to Uncover the Maternal Lines in Your Family Tree

    by Rhosynwen10

  • Here's how to connect your DNA to your family tree on Ancestry.com so you can learn how you're related to your DNA relatives and unlock more about your heritage.

    How to Link AncestryDNA to a Family Tree

    How to Link AncestryDNA to a Family Tree

    by Melanie Shebel2

  • Building a family tree can a be stressful, yet fulfilling endeavor. In this hub I give some tips that I learned in my journey to create my family tree.

    Creating a Family Tree

    Creating a Family Tree

    by Akwasi Maru4

  • It's difficult explaining a complex family history. Using screenshots with vintage photos or with a family tree lets you add notes, arrows and boxes to clarify. It's a great way to feature research.

    Using Screenshots With Genealogy

    Using Screenshots With Genealogy

    by Virginia Allain7

  • Since August 2016, I have been building a family tree and trying to identify my ancestors who originated in Europe. Based on successes and failures, I suggest a number of tips for doing genealogy research.

    Tips for Doing Genealogy Research

    Tips for Doing Genealogy Research

    by Paul Richard Kuehn2

  • Working on your family history seems like a never-ending task. Setting some goals and spreading it out over five years makes it less overwhelming.

    My Five-Year Genealogy Goals

    My Five-Year Genealogy Goals

    by Virginia Allain4

  • Not all genealogy information is online. Use these tips to collect what your family members know. It's important to gather this before it's too late and the information is lost.

    Collect Family History From Your Living Relatives

    Collect Family History From Your Living Relatives

    by Virginia Allain5

  • Tips for how to find out whether your ancestors fought in the Civil War. The Civil War impacted the lives of a large part of the American population. There are many resources online that can help you discover whether any of your ancestors played a part in this conflict.

    Did My Ancestors Participate in the Civil War?

    Did My Ancestors Participate in the Civil War?

    by Rhosynwen3

  • This guide shows you how to use the numerous historical records that are now available free online, including the 1901 and 1911 censuses, church and civil records, gravestone inscriptions, ship passenger records, and large-scale townland maps.

    Tracing Irish Ancestry Online — A Guide to Free Resources

    Tracing Irish Ancestry Online — A Guide to Free Resources

    by Eugene Brennan2

  • Building your pedigree chart first will have you on your way to building your family tree in no time. It's simple to make and a great way to "branch out" from your direct lineage to grow your tree.

    How to Start Your Family Tree With a Pedigree Chart

    How to Start Your Family Tree With a Pedigree Chart

    by Adam Chisholme1

  • Applying for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis isn’t easy, especially when you need birth certificates from Italy. Here’s how to request birth certificates from Italy.

    How to Request Birth Certificates From Italy

    How to Request Birth Certificates From Italy

    by Anna15

  • Do you have Irish roots? Have you put off trying to trace them because you thought tracing Irish ancestry was impossible? With more records appearing online, it is becoming easier to trace your Irish ancestors.

    Tracing Irish Ancestry Online: A Beginner's Guide

    Tracing Irish Ancestry Online: A Beginner's Guide

    by Expat Mamasita9

  • This article describes my experience of searching for ancestors in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. It also lists some of my joys and sorrows in using online genealogy services.

    My Experience Doing Genealogy Research

    My Experience Doing Genealogy Research

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Learn to fill out the most basic form used in tracing family history. Capture the details of your ancestors' families in an easy-to-find format.

    Genealogy:  The Family Group Sheet

    Genealogy: The Family Group Sheet

    by Liz Elias3

  • How do you use ThruLines and other new tools on Ancestry? Here's what I've figured out about these new features added by Ancestry in beta form in March 2019.

    Using ThruLines on Ancestry.com

    Using ThruLines on Ancestry.com

    by Virginia Allain2

  • Learn the best methods to trace and record your family history. Several computer genealogy programs are reviewed. Various methods to be successful in your data search are discussed, including DNA.

    Beginning Your Genealogical Research

    Beginning Your Genealogical Research

    by Pamela Oglesby27

  • Will a subscription to Newspapers.com give you valuable information for your family history research? Here are examples of how it helped me, and why I recommend it.

    Is a Newspapers.com Subscription Worthwhile?

    Is a Newspapers.com Subscription Worthwhile?

    by Virginia Allain4

  • In American genealogy, most researchers consider gateway ancestors as colonial immigrants who migrated to America, settling in Jamestown or Plymouth Colonies with an ancestral link to the great Magna Carta Surety Barons.

    How to Research Gateway Ancestor Links to Royal Descent

    How to Research Gateway Ancestor Links to Royal Descent

    by Ziyena Brazos0

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