Past Articles

Invite the Ancestors to Your Holiday Dinner

Posted on November 24, 2015 in Family History

Looking for ways to to make this holiday season one the whole family will remember? Here are four ideas for making your holiday gathering even more special this year. You’ll need to do a little planning ahead, but the payoff will be worth it! 1. Sketch out a family tree that goes back a few… Read more

How to Tap Into Your Family’s Holiday Traditions

Posted on November 21, 2015 in Family History

One great way to get your children thinking about their family’s history is to interview older family members about their own holiday traditions when they were young. And there’s no better time than when everyone’s together for the holidays. The time is right; so is the setting and the ambience. And it’s a fun, satisfying… Read more

Why an AncestryDNA Kit Is the Perfect Holiday Gift

Posted on November 19, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Family History

Are you looking for a unique, personal gift to give this holiday season? Something that helps someone make incredible discoveries about themselves and shows your interest in them and their journey? With over 1.2 million people tested, an AncestryDNA kit can help you discover more stories than ever. It has linked long-separated siblings and helped… Read more

The Amazing Story of Demi Lovato’s War Hero Grandfather

Posted on November 11, 2015 in Celebrity

International singing star Demi Lovato has fought a few battles of her own. That fighting spirit may run in the family. Even though her father, Patrick Lovato, died estranged from his daughter in 2013, he left her a legacy that places her family in the crucible of at least two wars. Military and other records… Read more

Trace Your Family History Using These 3 Steps

Posted on November 10, 2015 in Family History

Have you ever wondered whether or not you are related to the family across town that has the same name or if your family is from another country? Wondering where you come from and who you are related to is natural. With the help of technology, now there is an easy way to start figuring it… Read more

3 Crazy Things Real People Have Found in Their Family Trees

Posted on November 10, 2015 in Family History

Are there any surprises in your family tree? You’ll never know until you start looking. While every discovery of a new ancestor is a surprise, some are simply amazing and stand out from your typical genealogical find. We all have so many ancestors who may have led extraordinary lives or maybe were even famous. Using… Read more

Donald Trump’s Humble Family Tree

Posted on November 10, 2015 in Celebrity

Donald Trump is a self-made business man and is currently in the running to be a candidate to be the next U.S. president. He has made a name for himself in the real estate world and is one of the wealthiest men in America. Looking at his family tree shows that hard work might just be in… Read more

How Family History Can Toughen Up Your Kids

Posted on September 23, 2015 in Family History

We’ve all heard the old fable of how Grandpa had to walk to school uphill, both ways, in a blizzard, and rolled our eyes. But while there may be only a kernel of truth in this story, hearing tales of family heroism or tragedy is beneficial to the next generation and may help them become… Read more

Why Do Star Wars Names Sound…Familiar?

Posted on September 16, 2015 in Surnames

When “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premieres in December, movie fans can revel in mind-blowing special effects and bask in the fictional universe that series creator George Lucas has been building since “Star Wars” appeared in theaters in 1977. A large part of the “Star Wars” allure comes from the evocative characters, with their even… Read more

The Mystery of an Excavated Jamestown Box

Posted on August 21, 2015 in Celebrity

In July 2015, archeologists announced they had discovered the 400-year-old bones of four prominent citizens of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. But what really excited the scientists were the bone fragments found in one of the graves. Those pieces of bone, found in a mysterious silver box, show how much we… Read more