family history

Understanding Ancestors: Swedish Edition

Understanding Ancestors: Swedish Edition

In this edition of Understanding Ancestors, we’ll take a quick peek at Swedish immigration to the United States. I have always been the most interested and connected to my Scandinavian roots and I am excited to dive into this with you!

Genealogy 101: Marriage Records

Genealogy 101: Marriage Records

In this third installment of Genealogy 101, we’ll review the information contained in marriage records (licenses and certificates) and how to find them. Marriage records can be a great way to find family history information, including names, birthdates, parents, and locations your ancestors are associated with. They are great resources for your ancestry research. Let’s get going!

Home Historian: How to Organize Family History Documents

Home Historian: How to Organize Family History Documents

Without an organization system, keeping track of family research documents can be a messy business. Check out how I organize my materials and how it has completely changed the way I do genealogy. Plus, get my FREE DOCUMENTATION CHECKLIST to help you in your own organizational journey.

Understanding Ancestors: German Edition

Understanding Ancestors: German Edition

In this edition of Understanding Ancestors, we’ll take a look at German immigrants to the United States. According to the 2000 U.S., Germany was the most often cited country of ancestry. Do you have German ancestors?

Genealogy 101: Census Records

Genealogy 101: Census Records

Census records are fantastic tools for verifying basic information about a family member and for discovering the names of parents, siblings, and other close relatives. This first installment of the Genealogy 101 series covers what you can expect when looking at census records and a few tips and tricks for making the most of them.