UK Genealogy - Civil Records

The year 1837 is somewhat of a watershed in genealogy terms - at least when you are researching families from the UK. That was the year when civil registration was introduced, meaning that births, marriages and deaths were registered centrally for the first time. The records produced are the main source of information after 1837 for anyone...
Jan 13, 2015 |

Old Land Deeds in Genealogy - The Importance of Land Deed Research

Before 1850, 9 out of 10 adult males owned land. This was an important aspect of life. Land records have always been very well maintained in America from 1600 on, and many times will list people not appearing on census data. There is a Grantor/Grantee Index or Index to Real-Estate Conveyances in every county in the United States. Most index systems...
Nov 17, 2014 |

Genealogy - Isn't It a Waste of Time?

The other day, a friend told me he was sick of hearing about genealogy, especially the part where people were discovering that they were related to the rich and famous. Ironically, I can understand how he felt.
Nov 17, 2014 |

Professional Genealogists - How Much Do They Really Cost?

The first thing to decide is whether you should even hire a professional genealogist. It all depends on which you have more of: time or money. If you've got more money, you'll probably want to hire someone who does ancestry research for a living to do it for you. Another reason you might hire a pro is that you don't know how to do the research...
Nov 17, 2014 |

UK Unclaimed Estates and Probate Genealogy Explained

Since the BBC TV program Heir Hunters first aired in 2007, many Brits have dreamed of receiving that knock at the door. The program follows a firm of probate genealogists who search for the heirs of unclaimed estates. Imagine discovering that a distant relative has left you a small fortune. What would you spend the money on? Holidays, a new car,...
Nov 17, 2014 |

Hit a Genealogy Brick Wall? Don't Call Your Insurance, Consider Hiring a Professional Genealogist

How can you ensure that you will get the most out of hiring a professional genealogist to work on your family history? The first thing to do before you engage your genealogy researcher is to prepare! A well-prepared genealogy client will realize a far more productive research experience than client who is not prepared.
Nov 17, 2014 |

About Genealogy

Covers current genealogy news, plus a variety of how-to tips, topics, and databases on family history, heritage scrapbooking, DNA testing and surname origins.
Apr 11, 2016 |


Highlights discussions on tracing family roots. Contains articles and discussion forums.
Apr 11, 2016 |

Scott Co, TN Genealogy and Historical Societies

Compiles the societies' meeting agendas, photo galleries, and research tips.
Apr 11, 2016 |


Free genealogy listings site encompassing a range of genealogy related articles, hobbies, help and guide sections.
Apr 11, 2016 |

Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory

Comprehensive genealogy and family history online handbook, how-to-guide, and manual.
Apr 11, 2016 |

Alabama Genealogy

Provides Alabama genealogy data, records, and resource links.
Apr 11, 2016 |

The US GenWeb Project

Free genealogy and family history online made possible by the USGenWeb Project volunteers. Search free genealogy websites for your ancestors.
Feb 29, 2016 |

Ancestral Forest

Ancestral Forest provides you with the tools to build your family tree, then share it with friends and family wherever they are in the world.
Feb 19, 2016 |

Background Check and People Search

Perform your own background check and people search about anyone, anytime, anywhere. Conduct criminal background check. Find public records.
Sep 25, 2008 |

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported... Read More

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment.... Read More

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated... Read More