Name changes and a society that emphasizes men in the records can make finding female ancestors tough. Note that I said "tough," not "impossible." Let's consider some valuable sources that we might be overlooking.
Getting started with genetic genealogy is easy: Get a kit, send off your sample, and await the results. But those results can have huge surprises, not only for you, but also for your matches. Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, shares some things we need to consider around the ethics of genetic genealogy.
Organizing your genealogy files (and keeping them organized) can be a challenge. Whether you've collected years of paper or pixels—or both—it can feel daunting to get it all under control. Professional organizer and genealogist Janine Adams shares her strategies for organizing genealogy research.
If you've had challenges finding your German ancestors, don't despair. It can be difficult, due to a lack of nationwide records and a language that gets garbled on this side of the pond. German genealogy expert James Beidler shares his tips for narrowing down where to look.