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 MyHeritage.com.
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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.
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
From 1908 to 1924, Lewis Hine collected visual evidence of the nation's youngest workers.
Latin can help with your family history research for reading religious or parish records
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…
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 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…
Want to get your kids interested in genealogy? Here are a few fun ideas to try!