The English Census and How to Use It

The census is probably the most useful of all genealogical resources – but do you know how to use it properly? This article with give you a basic understanding of how the census works, so you can get the most out of the information you find there, and make...

Over time, beginners in genealogy

Over time, beginners in genealogy will become knowledgeable about all the potential clues embedded in every document and record, every history and photograph, every gravestone and medal. But in the early months of research, beginners may make the mistake of taking only the specific information they were looking for...

How to Obtain Records of Birth of Children Born…

Records of Children Born in Foreign Countries to U.S. Parents The birth of a child abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) should be reported to the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy as soon after the birth as possible. To do this, the child’s parent or legal guardian should file an...

As you search for information

As you search for information on your ancestors and build up your family tree, you will soon find that you are using a few basic sources. However, to truly get an understanding of your ancestor’s life and the context of that life, you will need to dig further into...