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An unusual surname is a valuable tool for a family historian. Discover six strategies to use the oddball names in your tree to your greatest genealogical advantage.
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Fourth cousins? Third cousins two times removed? Figure out exactly how you're related to cousin-so-and-so in four steps.
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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.
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Learn how to use photo-editing software to read illegible gravestones
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Discover how to glean genealogy clues from your ancestors' wills.
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Discover how to glean genealogy clues from your ancestors' wills.
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Boost your research with the top family history research tips from our archives, in honor of the magazine's 15th anniversary.
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Not sure where to begin your genealogy search? Follow this sure-fire checklist.
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Follow these strategies from researchers just like you to get your family tree files in order.
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A dining room table serves up tales of love, lima beans and the passing of generations.
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