The Complete Visual Guide to Jewish Headstones
Jewish headstones in cemeteries can provide a large number of clues for researchers of family history and genealogy. Here’s an explanation of everything you might encounter.
New York City marriage affidavits and licenses
Order marriage licenses and affidavits from New York City, not just marriage certificates using new online indexes.
FamilyTreeDNA’s My Origins offers a glimpse of geographic ancestry
The new admixture analysis at FanilyTreeDNA offers customers a glimpse into geographic genetic history, but is there any use to this information?
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives are available for free
The Brooklyn Public Library and Newspapers.com are working together to provide the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives online.
Reverse research: A technique for finding missing pieces
Using a “research tree” helps organize records pertaining to potential relatives when looking for missing pieces.
Ancestry.com adds 14 million New York records to database
Indexes to New York City births, marriages, and deaths are now available on Ancestry.com, as are the 1855 and 1875 New York state census records.
Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org working together
Ancestry.com announced the company will be investing $60 million in improving records from FamilySearch.org.
Preparing stories to engage family in history
Storytelling is a powerful tool for increasing your family’s interest in your research. But what stories have I been able to uncover so far?
Thanks to Google Books, I’ve discovered relatives in the Holocaust
Babette Sturmwald is a newly discovered cousin. Her husband and one of her four daughters perished in the Holocaust.
FamilyTreeDNA offers some insight
FamilyTreeDNA reveals my membership in haplogroup G2c through testing Y chromosome DNA.
AncestryDNA results mildly interesting
The results of my AncestryDNA test pointed to a surprising component of my genetics, but where can I go from here?
Autosomal DNA analysis
Ancestry.com now offers autosomal DNA testing for geogenealogy and finding relatives.