Tips for Researching British Ancestors

Tips for Researching British Ancestors

Do you have British ancestors in your family tree? You’re in good company. As a former part of the British Empire, the vast majority of Americans whose families have been here for more than a generation have at least a


The Purposeful Family Historian: A Guide for Researchers

Family history is more than just a quest for filling out the family tree. It is an experience which is founded on purpose. What drives us to dabble in family history research? Is it because we love history? We love


What to Do When There are No Records: 3 Ways to Find Ancestors Who Didn’t Leave a Paper Trail

What to Do When There are No Records: 3 Ways to Find Ancestors Who Didn't Leave a Paper Trail

Not every ancestor will have a large trail of records leading to them. Some won’t have any, except maybe some census entries, and even then, they may be missing (for numerous reasons) on more than one census. Ancestors who lived