Category : Family Tree

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 weeks ago

Outlander’s Scottish History

Season 3 of Outlander is coming to a close, and what a season it has been! Set in historical Scotland, this series always delivers on excitement, and a little bit of science fiction, while still managing to cover factual events. It also has brought m...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 weeks ago

Marital Mystery in an Old Photo

Last week, Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor shared how she helped Tammy Stevens investigate three family photos that she was presented by her Aunt Rose. This week, we’re revisiting the third photo, in hopes of identifying the couple in portrai...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 weeks ago

5 Research Tools for Finding Ancestors

There are plenty of resources available online for genealogists, it’s all about knowing where to look. Our online courses provide plenty of tools and technology for finding your ancestors, but also strategies for doing the research – and...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 weeks ago

The Biggest Genealogy News Stories of 2017

I can sum up this post in one short word. Not even a word, really, but three letters: D. N. A. The biggest genealogy stories of 2017 (so far, I guess I should say) are almost all about genetic genealogy. There’ll be another topic or two, but DNA is...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 weeks ago

Weekend Genealogy Crossword Puzzle

Everyone loves a good crossword puzzle on a lazy weekend day! Take some time to put your genealogy research knowledge to the test. To display a question, simply click on a numbered square. Question text will appear above the puzzle in the purple box....

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 weeks ago

Thank-You Notes to Ancestors

Today’s prompt really resonated with us in the office, so we decided to share our responses. As it turns out, our ancestors left us good genetics, great personality traits, and some fascinating records. See what we have to say in our thank-you...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 weeks ago

The Return of the Sear’s Wish Book

The holidays have officially arrived, and this year holds extra excitement as Sear’s has brought back their annual holiday Wish Book – a tradition that the holiday had discontinued in 2011. Sears Wish List images credited to Mike Mozart...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 weeks ago

Three Times the Trouble: Photos in the Family

Sometimes all it takes is to meet up with the right relative. In Tammy Stevens’s case, she traveled to Alaska to see her Aunt Rose. As often happens when relatives get together, the conversation turned to family history. Rose had her husband get a bo...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the Records: Online Genealogy

It’s that time of year again, where people all over the United States pause to reflect on the people and things they’re grateful for. I’m always grateful for my family and friends, the roof over my head, the food on my table –...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 month ago

Vote for the Best Genealogy Books

As we get closer to the holiday season, you might wonder what to get the genealogist in your life. Books always make a great gift, but which ones should you buy? We at Family Tree want to put together a list of the best genealogy books—but we need y...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 month ago

Easy Ways to Talk Family History Over Turkey

Combine nostalgia, holiday traditions, grandma’s pumpkin pie and immediate access to a bunch of relatives, and what do you get? An atmosphere ripe for talking about family history. Thanksgiving is a good time to tell and listen to stories, get IDs f...