Hints and Tips

Searching for Biological Relatives: From DNA Test to Reunion

This is a guest post by Richard Weiss. Richard is the Executive Vice President and Director of Programs at DNAAdoption. He found his birth mother through a traditional search and birth father through a DNA search. He is an experienced genetic genealogist and adoption...

 

Reaching Out to Close Genetic Relatives

This is a guest post by Richard Hill, a DNA testing adviser, blogger, author, and presenter. After becoming the first adoptee to identify his own biological family through genetic...

Read more
 

Guest Post: Researching Women Suffragists

This is a guest post by Gena Philibert-Ortega. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy,...

Read more
 

Love is in the Air: Free Valentine’s Day access to all marriage records on MyHeritage!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, MyHeritage has a special gift for all. For a limited time, we are providing free access to love-related records in our massive historical records collection...

Read more
1

African American Genealogy Research: Four important elements

In honor of Black History Month, Carolyn Tolman of our recommended research partner, Legacy Tree Genealogists, has written this guest post on African American research.  Many of us face challenges...

Read more
2

Family Treasures: Uncover the past

I spent many hours as a high school and college student in the famous lion-guarded New York Public Library, researching term papers. On one visit, I picked up a...

Read more
2

Looking at Our History: Images 101

Your grandmother had one. So did your mother. I’ll bet you also have one. At the back of a high closet shelf, in the basement, in the attic, you...

Read more
9

Children Can’t be Born Before Their Parents: A common-sense guide for genealogical beginners

This is a guest post by Jennifer Mendelsohn. A freelance journalist for more than 20 years, Jennifer Mendelsohn’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post,...

Read more
12

Do Genealogists Care About Family Artifacts?

This is a guest post by Joy Shivar, owner of JustaJoy.com Family Heirloom Exchange, a surname-searchable, bulletin board-style website used by antique dealers and others to reach out to...

Read more
9

Digging Deeper: When You Can’t Find a Death Record

This is a guest post by Amie Bowser Tennant, The Genealogy Reporter, and blog content creator for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Amie is actively engaged in genealogy research,...

Read more
4

Building Bridges — It’s Never Too Soon to Connect Generations Through Heritage

Deanna Bufo Novak is the mother of two young Italian-Polish-Czech-American children. She is an attorney and the creator and author of award-winning, personalized children’s books titled “My Heritage Book”,...

Read more
1

117 Questions to Ask Your Family

As genealogists, we must always think about how to obtain the information we want in the most efficient way. When interviewing family members, what are the best questions to...

Read more
 

Guest Post: Are You Going Local with Your Research?

As a genealogy expert, I often read blog posts and articles written by my fellow genealogists. A few weeks ago, I found an interesting post by Kathryn Lake Hogan,...

Read more