Where to Start Your Free Ancestry Search

Are you new to researching your family history? If so, you’ve probably been in this situation at least once: you found a family history research site, you ran what looked like a free ancestry search, and then you were told that the site found results for your ancestors. “Awesome!” you probably thought. But wait. Then … Read more

Free Family Tree Charts: Printables

Family tree software is great. We can add a wealth of information about our ancestors, and it’s conveniently searchable and sortable. But every now and then I still like to see a printed family tree, especially when I’m working on a specific branch and I don’t want to be distracted by the endless supply of … Read more

It’s a Small World After All

Sometimes when conducting family history research, we can come across amazing coincidences, finding that we’re tied to others in ways we never would have expected. This happened to me and one particular colleague and friend. We realized years ago that the two of us (her from Pennsylvania and me originally from New York) had a … Read more

Ancestry Offers Free Access to 1 Billion New Family History Records – Limited Time

Just a quick announcement. Ancestry is running a limited time promotion through the weekend (ending at midnight, September 1, 2014) with free access to over a billion new global records. As an added perk, you don’t need to enter a credit card to access these records during this promotion (though that’s a requirement for the standard … Read more