As you build your family tree, you will soon

As you build your family tree, you will soon become proficient in finding birth, marriage, and death details of your ancestors. But to enrich your family tree, you will need to go past this basic information. Here are some ideas on digging deeper, and finding those interesting details that...

Are you searching for ancestors and feeling stuck

Are you searching for ancestors and feeling stuck? Are you sure your ancestors are lost in space? Perhaps you cannot find their siblings or children anywhere? These are common problems to everyone building a family tree. Here is one simple tip to help you discover those missing individuals. With...

How to Search the Social Security Death Index…

The Social Security Death Index, commonly referred to as the SSDI, is a database containing the names and dates of birth and death for over 77 million Americans. This massive database is a wonderful resource for genealogists, and is available in many online locations for free search. To learn...

Looking for Someone From Your Past?

Are you looking for someone? A former classmate? Old friend? Military buddy? Birth parent? Lost relative? If so, then you’re not alone. Thousands of people head online every day in search of details on missing people. And more and more of these people are finding success with their search,...

Types of Marriage Records for Family History

Records of Intentions to Marry Marriage Banns — Banns, sometimes spelled bans, were public notice of an intended marriage between two specified persons on a particular date. Banns began as a church custom, later proscribed by English common law, that required the parties to give advance public notice of...