May 17th, 2010

Family Tree Templates! Big News at

Before I get into my big news, I just want to apologize for not blogging regularly lately, it’s been a month and a half! And although some of you have emailed me to ask what is going on, I’ve been keeping quiet. But not anymore. I have some really exciting news about a project I’ve been working on that has taken me away from my duties as a genealogy blogger. But I think you will be really excited to see …
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March 30th, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are Matthew Broderick?

From a few pictures in an old trunk to an unmarked civil war soldier’s grave, Matthew Broderick is a lot closer to finding out Who Do You Think You Are? His journey took him through World War 1 and back to the Civil war. He found facts about his ancestors that no one in his family ever mentioned. His story inspired me to share with you some of the best online resources for military records.

March 23rd, 2010

Joan Miller, Passionate Genealogist

This is the first of a series of guest posts by expert or experienced genealogists. Online Genealogy is a growing field and there are lots of great resources out there as well as some horrible resources that claim to have valuable information but you end up going around in circles trying to find something you can use. I recently asked a few genealogists to comment on the following questions related to online genealogy research: What do you think the future …
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March 21st, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are Lisa Kudrow? The Top 7 Jewish Genealogy Webistes

When I found out I’d be watching a whole hour of Lisa Kudrow on Who Do You Think You Are, I have to be honest, I was not looking forward to it. Lisa Kudrow has never really been my favorite actor. Don’t get me wrong, I liked “Friends” and for a long time, I never missed an episode. I don’t really know why I didn’t appreciate her acting, maybe it’s because people said I reminded them of Phoebe back then, …
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March 13th, 2010

Who do You Think You Are Emmit Smith? The Top 6 African American Genealogy Resources Online

It seems like Emmitt Smith is still asking that question. I was very excited to find out about his genealogy because I know how hard it can be to trace African American ancestry. But I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in the lack of documentation available to trace his roots. So I did a bit of research to see if I could find free online genealogy resources for African American researchers. These are the top 6 …
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March 5th, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are Sarah Jessica Parker?

Genealogy research can change everything about who you think you are! As I watched the opening credits, while they showed clips from the upcoming season, I found myself growing more and more excited for these people about to embark on the most intriguing adventure. They will be going back in time to discover who they are and where they came from, and understanding a little more about themselves. I shared Sarah’s excitement when she sat down with her brother and …
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March 4th, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

You don’t know it yet, but your genealogy research just got a lot easier! The popular show, Who do you think you are? ran for 6 years in England and now is coming to America. It covers the genealogy of famous people, celebrities, and athletes as they journey back through their ancestry to answer the question, “Who do you think you are?” The show, Who do you think you are? starts tomorrow and I am very excited about seeing the …
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February 26th, 2010

Why Census Records Might be Your Best Genealogy Resource

If you ask anyone about census records, you might be greeted with a blank stare. They might be your best resource in genealogy, yet many people are aware of its importance. According to the US Census Bureau, a census is a simple enumeration, usually of the population, but also businesses and commercial establishments, farms, government etc. What better place to find the information you need? The US Constitution requires a new census every 10 years for re-districting the US House …
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