October 16th, 2009

Bricklayer cements Matt Damon and Ben Affleck together!

We always see them together, there are pictures of them together all over the Internet, and they collaborate together and they even grew up together, and now we find out they are related! According to the New England Historic Genealogy Society, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, two prominent Hollywood actors are tenth cousins. Apparently, they share an ancestor by the name of William Knowlton Jr. He was a bricklayer from England who came to the U.S. in the 1630’s, a …
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October 11th, 2009

5 Ways to Get Kids Interested in Genealogy

All too often genealogy doesn’t become interesting until a person gets a little older, has a child, or uncovers some amazing truth about the family. It’s never too late to get hooked on genealogy research, but what if you could have started when you were a child or teen? Just imagine all the information you could have gathered at family reunions, from aunt Bessy, or the pictures you could have had of great, great grandma before she passed away?

October 2nd, 2009

Review of The 6 Top Paid Subscription Online Genealogy Websites

Once upon a time, a curious genealogy researcher wanted to learn all she could about her family and ancestry. She packed a light lunch, plenty of water and headed off. She made the long trek to the county court house where records of marriages and births, deaths, adoptions and everything else she could possibly think of were kept. She spoke nicely and politely to the county court clerk who led her through a maze of doors and rooms filled with …
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September 26th, 2009

Review of the Top 40+ FREE Online Genealogy Websites Where You Can Start Your Ancestry Search

(Update: September 26, 2011: To celebrate the two year anniversary of this post, we have added 40 more free links to a new updated post. Now there are 82 free genealogy resources that you can use right now to start your searching your family history. Check the new post out here.) There are a million websites that have information about genealogy, census records, and family tree research. Some are free and some expect you to pay a membership fee. When …
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August 9th, 2009

Discover How to Find Your Ancestors: Tips and Advice

Welcome to the ObituariesHelp.org/blog. Hi, I’m Melanie and in this blog, I’ll be sharing some interesting bits of information and articles on a few topics including, genealogy and ancestry, family trees, and obituaries. This blog is for you, so I want to hear from you to find out what you are interested in, what you would like me to write about, and if you have any questions about genealogy or obituary, I will research it and write about it for …
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