Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton revealed to be distant cousins

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the direct descendants of 14th century Duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt and his third wife Katherine Swynford, according to the ancestry site

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

Clues left in genes of modern populations in Australian and Papua New Guinea enable scientists to trace remarkable journey made by first human explorers

The Origins of Jewish Surnames

One of the key pieces of information to know about your ancestors is their surnames. The meaning of those last names could provide clues to family history.

Thousands of 1890 Census Records DO Still Exist: Here's How to Find Them for Free

Many family historians are fully aware of the fact that the 1890 census, which contained more than 60 million individuals, was destroyed in the early 20th

The Photos that Exposed American Child Labor

From 1908 to 1924, Lewis Hine collected visual evidence of the nation's youngest workers.

Common Latin words for genealogical research

Latin can help with your family history research for reading religious or parish records

Willy-nilly Surname Spelling

Most people are quite particular about spelling these days (I won’t mention the new millennials and their texting dialogue, but I digress). There is a right and a wrong way to spell every wor…

Surname Scramble A Quick and Easy Game for Your Family Reunion

Try this quick and easy game at your next family reunion to help family members get to know the names of their ancestors better.

Italian Surnames: 7 Facts to Know

Italian is a rich and colorful language, with equally descriptive — and enigmatic — surnames. However murky their origins, the names practically gesticulate, telling a story that enlivens a family…

Ways to Get Kids Interested in Genealogy

Want to get your kids interested in genealogy? Here are a few fun ideas to try!

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