Wondering where to find Grandpa’s birth certificate, or what records are most likely to name Great-grandma’s parents? Seeking help using the census or how to get your ancestor’s Civil War pension file? The articles in this section focus on how to find and use all kinds of genealogy records, from death records to deeds, naturalization records to newspapers.

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Findmypast newspaper search improves with new technology.

Findmypast Newspaper Search: New tech boosts new discoveries

Findmypast has introduced a new newspaper search experience! The improved technology is increasing family history findings. Now you can maximize genealogy discoveries and easily...

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Finding the same name for different people in old records.

Same Name for Different People in Old Records

You knew all those search results with the same name were too good to be true. Through this case study, learn how to follow your actual ancestor's record trail and weed out the...
Here is a list of the top ten countries with new free genealogy records on FamilySearch.org.

Top 10 Countries with New Free Genealogy Records on FamilySearch.org

In 2018, FamilySearch.org published millions of new free genealogy records from countries across the globe. Discover the top ten with new or updated information, and some...