Modern genealogy can conjure up thoughts of DNA and social media. But the field of genealogy is expanding and changing in other ways. In this interview, Kenyatta D. Berry, host of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow, gives her perspective on where family history is today and where it is going.
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…
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.Read More
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. Read More
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.Read More