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Quick Tip: What to do if Your Family Tree Becomes ...

Not long ago I showed someone my family tree. It’s a pretty decent size at around 2000 people, although I’m sure some of you have far bigger ones. This person asked me a very good question. They wanted to know how I could find anything in there. It just looked like one big jumbled mess to them. You see, I primarily work with my entire family tree. I’ve gotten very good at finding what (or whom) I need....

Dual Citizenship: Is it Worth It?

I believe I’ve mentioned it here before, but a couple of years ago during my genealogy research I discovered that my brothers and I were born dual U.S.-German citizens. And for more than two years, I’ve been cutting through bureaucratic red tape trying to get a German certificate of citizenship to prove it. Now let me be clear. We were definitely born dual citizens. We meet every requirement. But there is still a...