Basic Steps Articles
Jump start your research with these timeless tomes.
Not quite sure how or where to start your genealogical research?
Follow these 10 easy tips for using Ancestry.com to get on course fast. This article includes a short Genealogy How-To Video about why errors occur on Ancestry.com and how to correct them.
Start building your genealogy how-to library with these 10 books.
Not sure where to begin your genealogy search? Follow this sure-fire checklist.
Take your research from coast to coast from the comfort of your computer with our guide to the Top 100 Web Sites for finding your ancestors in the United States and Canada.
Boost your research with the top family history research tips from our archives, in honor of the magazine's 15th anniversary.
Hit the online road with this travel guide of starter tips and sites guaranteed to rev up your ancestral search.
Unlock genealogy clues all year long. Each week, look for one of these 52 key family history sources that can turn up in the most surprising spots.
When you can't find a marriage record, try these other possibilities.