Research Strategies Articles
Expert answers on researching Colonial Americans before the first US census in 1790.
That bothersome brick wall may be just a detour, not the end of your research road. We'll help you determine the difference and, if possible, navigate a new route to ancestor answers.
Multiple men with the same name are vying for your genealogical affection. Any of them could be your ancestor. Here are nine ways to ensure that you've found "the one" before you commit.
Birds of a feather flock together—and so did your ancestors, leaving valuable clues with their clusters of family, friends and neighbors. Here's how cluster genealogy can get your research off the ground.
Discover genealogical hints and clues in panoramic maps.
Searching for immigrant ancestors? This article offers tips on tracking
down passenger lists to find when and where our relatives immigrated to
Discover five powerful ways online maps can help you solve research problems and envision your ancestors’ world. This article contains a Genealogy How-To Video demonstrating how to use online maps for your genealogy research.
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.
Reinvigorate your research and bust through roadblocks with these 41 ideas to find your roots in 2014.