The Federation of Genealogical Societies just announced its agreement to merge with the National Genealogical Society. Here’s why that could have an impact well beyond just merging conferences.
DNA has led to incredible discoveries. The news and social media are filled with stories of adoptees finding biological family members and siblings being reunited after decades apart. But there’s another kind of discovery that isn’t talked about as often—surprises in the DNA results. This is how one experienced genealogist discovered the truth about the…
What do you do when you go down to the basement and discover a box filled with family papers that has been down there for years? How do you save those family papers and photos, as well as use them for genealogy? That’s the situation I found myself in a few weeks ago.
Marriage records are among the most common records that we look for in genealogy. But are you finding all of your ancestor’s marriage records? If you stop looking when you find the one at the courthouse, you might be missing out on some.Read More
What does “No man left behind” truly mean? For Megan Smolenyak, it means working to identify servicemembers from past conflicts, finding their families, and bringing them home in the process of military repatriation.Pin This!Read More