Maps Can Reveal More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Jessica Murray on May 9, 2016 in Research

As family historians, maps are among the most visually interesting records we can use in our day-to-day research. Maps can help us discover a pattern in movements across county or state boundaries, and help us better understand the geography of a particular area. Certified Genealogists, Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre share why maps can reveal Read More

Finding Children When There Isn’t a Will

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on April 18, 2016 in Research

The U.S. Wills and Probates collections hold the answer to countless questions about our family trees. As you’re going through, don’t be disappointed if your ancestor didn’t leave a will. His (or sometimes her) death could still have generated records that answer who the children are. Guardianship Records Guardians become involved when the minor heirs have a Read More

Teasing the Truth From a Family Legend

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on April 8, 2016 in Research

“You know we’re related to Brigham Young.” That’s what my Grandma Johnson told me way back when I was first starting to show an interest in our family history. I was fairly impressed. When it came to matters of our ancestry, Grandma was always right. Except when she wasn’t. Working With the Family Legends Family Read More

5 Tipps für einen soliden Familienstammbaum

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 21, 2016 in Germany, Research

In unsere Familienstammbäume investieren wir einiges an Zeit und Geld und natürlich auch viel Herzblut. Und da wir so viel Liebe in diese Arbeit legen, wollen wir sichergehen, dass die Verknüpfungen zwischen den Generationen und zwischen unseren Vorfahren und den dazugehörigen Belegen solide und belastbar sind. Deswegen haben wir ein paar Punkte zusammengestellt, die sehr Read More