A genealogist looks into an ancestor's life after a series of mysterious coincidences. Find out how Tierra Cotton-Kellow "met" her second great-grandfather.
An expected close relative led to an astonishing DNA discovery, giving one researcher a new sibling—and information on a long-hidden wartime romance.
One researcher grapples with a family secret unearthed by DNA test results—and how it might explain another family tragedy.
Many past romances helped shape your family tree. In honor of Valentine's Day, use these five family tree-building tips to learn more about exploring your extended family...
When someone dies alone, county coroners must track down next of kin to notify—and they’re increasingly asking genealogists for help. See how three determined researchers...
Professional genealogist John Vanek’s successful search for his sperm-donor father—and the men’s thoughtful navigation through their new relationship—offer inspiration to birth...
Expert answers on recording ex-spouses and stepchildren on your family tree.
Everyone has their own reason for researching their family history. Use this article as inspiration when you start to hit brick walls and re-discover your own answer.
What's in a name? Quite a bit of history, for those of us whose names are handed down through generations.
Reunion is back with its typical usability made exclusively for Mac users, but it’s better than ever. Check out how Reunion jumps ahead of the pack with this version...
A Rutgers University professor estimates that 80 percent of historical marriages took place between second or first cousins.
Now that you're doing genealogy, relatives are coming out of the woodwork. Is that your third cousin? Fifth cousin twice removed? Here's how to figure it out.