Published by MyHeritage: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Do you remember with whom you first saw Star Wars? In many homes, watching the Star Wars movies together has become a family tradition. The franchise  — which has been around for almost 40 years — takes many of us back to a familiar, nostalgic place. The newest Star Wars film, “The Force Awakens”, is…

Published by Baltimore.CBSLocal: Salvadoran Teens Reunite With Parents Under US Program

For years, Brian Mejia begged for his father’s blessing to slip out of his village in El Salvador and make the perilous trek to the United States, away from the gang violence that drove his father across the border.

Published by Legacy Family Tree: Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2016 announced! Southbound Alaska – September 2-9, 2016

The 13th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise, to be held September 2-9, 2016, departs from Seward, Alaska aboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas ship and will feature top genealogy speakers including members of the Legacy Family Tree staff. We will cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage and visit the following ports: Seward Juneau Skagway Ketchikan Vancouver, BC Optional 6-Day Pre-Cruise…

Published by Sourceline: Preparing for a Genealogy Road Trip

If you are planning to head to the state or provincial archives to do research on your ancestors, it is important to plan ahead so that you will have the best chance of success while onsite. Create a research plan: Before you go, take a look at the documents that you already have. This will […]

Published by Sourceline: Family Reunion – Finding Artifacts from the Past

Summer is family reunion time and it was for our ancestors too. What records and artifacts might our ancestors have left for us to find? Photographs: The most obvious and prevalent artifact left for us are photographs. If your family is like mine, it’s possible that you have found photographs with groups of people in […]

Published by Genealogy’s Star: Searching for Perfection — Virtual Pedigree, an online family tree interface

Conveying information about complex family relationships in a graphic format and then navigating the resultant accumulation is one of the basic challenges faced by a multitude of genealogy programs. Almost uniformly the programs opt for either a view of the data that conforms to a standard “pedigree” or ancestral view. Here is an example showing…

Published by FamilySearch Blog: Ten Ideas for More Meaningful Summer Family Gatherings

The long, warm days of summer often inspire barbecue dinners, outdoor fun in the sun, and creative ways to stay cool. The summer is also a time when many families gather for reunions, holidays, or special family events. These gatherings are a great opportunity to create memories that can last a lifetime. Here are some…