Say you've heard a great family history book idea from a friend. Can you legally use it? One seasoned genealogist weighs in.
Sometimes blended households require some extra research steps. When the pieces of your family don't quite fit, look for a missing one (or two).
An "amalgamator" played an important role in the mining industry. Learn more about this ancestral profession and how to research amalgamators in your family tree.
David Fryxell offers some tips about handling documents and information relevant to those with enslaved ancestors for those descended from the slave owners.
Tracking down obituaries for your ancestors is always a bit tricky, but having an ancestor who passed away while migrating west adds extra complications. Here how to track down...
Shifting country borders can make tracking down your ancestors genealogy records extra tricky. David A. Fryxell discusses the once disputed area Schleswig-Holstein, and where to...
The population of Michigan experienced huge increases in the 1800's. Expert David A. Fryxell helps us understand why so many people moved to the Great Lake State.
Having trouble finding information for an ancestors parents? Here are some of our favorite resources for tracking down their name and date of birth.
Looking for tips on identifying people in old family photos? David A. Fryxell answers your genealogy research questions in Now What.
Do you have questions about your ancestors military discharge form? David A. Fryxell answers your genealogy research questions in Now What.
Are you uncertain how to go about tracking down family that you've lost touch with? David A. Fryxell answers your genealogy research questions in Now What.
Family reunion season is in the summer, which means now is a good time to think about details such as any mementos or souvenirs you'd like to create, whether to remember...