Basic Steps Articles
Fourth cousins? Third cousins two times removed? Figure out exactly how you're related to cousin-so-and-so in four steps.
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.
Learn how to use photo-editing software to read illegible gravestones
Discover how to glean genealogy clues from your ancestors' wills.
Boost your research with the top family history research tips from our archives, in honor of the magazine's 15th anniversary.
Not sure where to begin your genealogy search? Follow this sure-fire checklist.
10 recently released books for your roots research.
Nobody can tell your own story as well as you. Here's how to get started transforming your memories into memoirs.
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.
Genealogy's best-selling author helps you fill in the gaps in your ancestry.