Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You

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.

5 Maps That Are Excellent Resources For Genealogy Research

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…

Surnames in USA

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.

You Suspect Your Ancestor Changed His Name - Now what?

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.…

Find Family Nicknames

You need a list of possible nicknames as you research an ancestor.

17 things you didn’t know about Irish surnames

Surprising facts about the history of Irish family names from when they first appeared to ways in which they changed over the centuries.

Extinct Family Surnames

A family name can disappear - but how?

Genealogy Success Story: Surname mystery

"My Jewish Roots" Workshops, sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Orlando (JGSGO) continue in March with the workshop: Using for Jewish Research. What's in a name? Apparently,…

Surnames are all about what??

Learn how a surname came about or changed.

German Names in Print?

Can you find German names in a Gazetter?

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