What are Your 2013 Genealogy Resolutions?

Typically, a New Year’s Resolution involves a goal that you intend to work toward in order to improve your life in the year ahead. Have you ever made a genealogy related New Year’s Resolution? If so, are you working on it, (or have you already given up that goal)? In the time that I have been writing for the Genealogy blog at Families.com, I’ve made a couple of genealogy resolutions at the start of the year. So far, I have completely abandoned all hope of achieving each one of them rather quickly, and have yet to reach those goals (whatever … Continue reading

MyHeritage Mobile App Version 2.0 Released

Do you use MyHeritage for your genealogy research? If so, then you probably will want to check out their updated app. It was released on January 9, 2012, and is version 2.0. The app is free to download and some new features have been added. Genealogy and technology are two different things that are becoming more and more interwoven as time goes by. Genealogists of the past might have spent the majority of their research time visiting libraries and record archives. Today, the majority of genealogists go online to do research, to put together a family tree, and to blog … Continue reading

Genealogy in Just Five Minutes

One of the things that people love about genealogy research is that it takes a long time to do. It is the type of project that is never going to be finished. What if you are busy with other things and only have five free minutes? That can work out just fine! Check out some “five minute genealogy” ideas. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. They have a series of videos in their learning center called 5 Minute Genealogy. You can view them free of charge. There are a total of eight episodes in this series. It … Continue reading

What Apps are You Using for Genealogy?

There are plenty of genealogy related apps to choose from. Some are quite popular, while others may have names that you are unfamiliar with. There are apps that were not designed specifically for genealogy, but are useful to genealogists anyway. What apps are you using for genealogy? The smartphone has become an incredibly helpful tool for genealogists. It allows you to do some genealogy research on the go and easily keep track of what you learned. Whether you are searching through records in a courthouse, or taking photos of the gravestones in a cemetery, your smartphone is right there, helping … Continue reading

More Mid-January Courses at Family Tree University

In a previous blog, I pointed out several online genealogy courses from Family Tree University that will be starting in mid-January. Today, I have more! I also found a code you can use to save some money on the cost of the courses. Family Tree University is the learning portion of Family Tree Magazine. It isn’t an accredited college, and their classes won’t be included as credit towards your major. Instead, they offer classes that genealogists of all levels, from brand new beginner, to seasoned veteran, will find useful and interesting. There is a code you can use to save … Continue reading

Mid-January Courses at Family Tree University

Ready to take a genealogy class? You might not have the time, or money, to enroll in a state university. An online course might fit into your busy schedule. It also will be less expensive than college tuition. Here are some online courses for genealogists from Family Tree University that will start soon! Family Tree University is not an accredited college. You can’t expect their classes to be included as credit towards your degree. Family Tree University is a great resource for genealogists who want to learn more about genealogy. They offer several online courses all year long. Here are … Continue reading

Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012

It has become unsurprising when celebrities choose to give their babies an odd sounding name. What isn’t so expected is when people who are not famous choose to give their babies a name that is unique (and bordering on bizarre). BabyCenter.com has a list of the most unusual baby names of 2012. Genealogists who have been working on their family trees quickly notice that some names have been in the family for generations. It is also common for parents to choose a name for their baby that was inspired by popular culture. Some parents intentionally choose to give their daughters … Continue reading

The Most Popular Baby Names of 2012

Parents spend a great deal of time and a lot of effort when considering a name for their child. It could be a family name. Or, the choice of name might be influenced by popular culture. Baby Center has revealed the list of the most popular baby names in 2012. Every year, BabyCenter.com puts together an interesting list of the top 100 names for baby girls, and for baby boys, in a given year. They just released their Top 100 list for 2012. There are some differences between the list of 2012 and the previous list of the most popular … Continue reading

Wyoming Genealogy Resources

The state of Wyoming has more than one nickname. It is known as the “Cowboy State”, the “Equality State”, and as “Big Wyoming”. Are you searching for more information about your ancestors who once lived in Wyoming? Start by checking out some of the Wyoming genealogy resources that are linked to in this blog. Who knows? Maybe some of your ancestors really were cowboys! Cyndi’s List is, quite possibly, the most comprehensive list of links to online genealogy resources. If it exists on the internet, Cyndi’s List probably has it! They have a page called “United States – Wyoming”. Start … Continue reading

Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

The state of Wisconsin is known as “The Badger State”. This is probably why part of their Medicaid program is called BadgerCare. Are you looking for more information about your ancestors who once lived in Wisconsin? There are many Wisconsin genealogy resources that can help you. Start with one that is in this blog! Interment.net has cemetery records online. Start by putting the first and last name of your ancestor into the search engine at the top of their page. Or, you can start by choosing a Wisconsin county. If there is a link, it indicates that Interment.net has information … Continue reading