Category - Getting Started

The Difference Between II and Jr.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Jr and II after someone’s name? It seems like it would mean the same thing, but these suffixes are actually quite different. Here is what you...

How to Stay Motivated With Your Genealogy Research

It is not uncommon to get Genealogy burn out every now and then when you are doing a lot of research. Fortunately, staying motivated, or getting re-motivated, is easy. Here are some common sense tips...

What Makes Genealogy So Important?

What are your reasons for doing genealogy? If you are a beginner or haven’t started yet, your personal reason(s) will be your motivation. Here are the most common reasons for doing genealogy, but...

13 Best Genealogy Projects for a Long Weekend

Do you have some extra free time coming up? Why not fill it by filling in some information on your family tree? Here are 13 best genealogy projects that I've used during my long weekends.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Genealogy Research

Whether you are new to genealogy or a veteran, your work can only benefit from a refresher in these basic genealogy do’s and don’ts. Here are the things you need to know to make your work shine.

Tips to Find Your Ancestor’s Origin

Are you curious about what nation your family originated in, before they came to the United States? Most genealogists are, as it helps them know more about their ancestors, as well as their own...

Double Dating in Genealogy

Did you know that there was a change in our calendar in 1752? There was, and it changed the way things were dated. Quaker records make identifying the right dates more confusing. Here’s how to figure...

Explore Your Ancestry, Enrich Your Life

From immigration records to marriage records, historical documents offer a view into the past. With more and more databases becoming publicly available, the search into your family’s history can be...

Get With the Plan: Breaking Bad Genealogy Habits

Researching family history and exploring ancestry is a hobby for a growing number of people.  Many dip in and out, take sketchy notes, and randomly research birth records, death records, marriage...