Expert advice on researching an ancestor who was an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Can’t find someone in the census? Browsing schedules for the place he lived can help you pull his name off the pages. Here’s how to do it on the biggest genealogy websites.
Learn how census enumeration district maps can be useful to your research, and get tips for finding and reading these maps.
US census records go beyond those familiar schedules listing your ancestors. Learn how to find and use the variety of special censuses, which recorded more details on farmers, business owners, the recently deceased, American Indians and others.
Discover the genealogy research clues in old coroner reports. We'll tell you where to find them and how to understand them.
Your complete guide to finding and using your ancestors' US census records in your genealogy research.
Learn how to find your ancestors' Civil War, WWI and WW2 draft records—and the genealogical clues these old military records hold.
Itching to write your family history? Learn the pros and cons of the various methods for publishing your genealogy here.