Finding the Good Stuff - A Case Study in Scottish Genealogy

Ten days following my sixth birthday, I returned from school to see my house in Selma, Alabama, surrounded by more cars than I could count. That mo ... read more

The British Are Coming - Get Ready to Trace Your Lovely British Genealogy

Paul Revere's call into the cold New England night echoes differently to the British genealogist - no longer a warning, but an invitation. Do those ... read more

Time Ripens All Things - Contacting Your Birth Father

If you were adopted or otherwise separated from your Birth Father, you may be wondering how best to make contact again? According t ... read more

How to Apply for a Metis Status Card

To apply for a Metis Status Card (aka Aboriginal Status card, Indian Status card), first you need to get the required information to prove your nat ... read more

How Much Does A Video Biography Cost?

I am going to let you in on some pricing secrets in relation to video biographies or "family history documentaries", as they are sometimes known. H ... read more

Storing Hope in a Cedar Chest: How to Make It Meaningful in Today's Culture

Did you ever get to create a time capsule at your school? Or better yet, were you ever the class that got to open a time capsule from a class 10 or ... read more

Ancestry and Family Trees

With good help online to do it there are many who are finding out their heritage through ancestors that may go back many generations. Whether this ... read more

Who Was Richard III?

Historians and genealogists have been much excited in the last couple of weeks by the confirmation that the skeleton found underneath a car park in ... read more

How to Plan a Genealogy Trip

One of the fun aspects of doing genealogy research is that sometimes you have to get out on the road and go to some library, court house or archive ... read more

What Benefits Do I Get with a Metis Status Card?

With the news that Metis are considered by the Canadian government in the same way as First Nations and Inuit people, everyone wants to know what b ... read more

Sorting Out Your Genealogical Mess!

Is your workspace totally over run with stacks of paper? Dining table buried in "proof" and "evidence" from your family history research? If so, yo ... read more

Family Tree DNA - Discover the Heartwood of Your Ancestry

When you envision your family tree, what do you see? The majority of you probably see a strong hardwood column that reaches to the sky, and ... read more

Ireland Reaching Out - Irish Genealogy in Reverse Is No Blarney

When was the last time you had someone contact you from another country and say, "We want you to come home." Well, thousands of multi-generation Am ... read more

How To Record an Interview

If you are planning to interview a relative to fill in the blanks on your family tree, you should consider recording your conversation. It can be e ... read more

5 Quick Tips on Conducting an Oral History Interview With a Relative

Interviewing someone can be a nerve-wracking experience, but when it comes to your family history, it can also be a valuable resource for painting ... read more