Understand how to read the Dawes Rolls to find your Native American heritage.
We'll show you how to use old records, maps and photos to recreate the place your family called home, and open a window into their lives.
Learn how to understand Ethnographic Maps
Do wagon train rosters exist?
Discover the genealogy research clues in old coroner reports. We'll tell you where to find them and how to understand them.
Searching for immigrant ancestors? This article offers tips on tracking
down passenger lists to find when and where our relatives immigrated to
More likely than not, these 10 types of genealogy records will figure into your family tree research. (Might as well learn about them now!)
Tax records can be instrumental in tracing ancestors between US census years and before the first federal census in 1790. We'll get you started researching in this valuable genealogical resource.
Obituaries are getting easier to find online—but the newest ones may disappear before descendants even start looking for them.
If your non-naturalized immigrant ancestor lived in the United States when the Alien Registration Act of 1940 was passed, look for an Alien Registration form, or AR-2. We'll show you what you can learn from this information-rich record.