Once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre.
For experienced genealogists, a map is more than just a piece of folded paper used when going around an unfamiliar area. Maps can also be used to locate ancestors and learn more about them. There are…
National Geographic Magazine online has an interesting map of the United States where you can see the most common and frequent surnames throughout the country.
It happens. Ancestors DID change their names sometimes. Whatever the reason, changing one's name from the early 1900's back was really quite simple. One just started using their new name of choice.…
You need a list of possible nicknames as you research an ancestor.
Surprising facts about the history of Irish family names from when they first appeared to ways in which they changed over the centuries.
A family name can disappear - but how?
"My Jewish Roots" Workshops, sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Orlando (JGSGO) continue in March with the workshop: Using Ancestry.com for Jewish Research. What's in a name? Apparently,…
Learn how a surname came about or changed.
Can you find German names in a Gazetter?
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