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American genealogists have long sought for “gateway ancestors,” many of whom lived in the colonial period, […]
Many Americans do not realize that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day with the […]
When evaluating records, genealogists ask themselves how reliable the information is. Multiple factors impact this. How […]
This blog is one of a series of blogs by staff of Lineages so that you […]
It is common for siblings to look alike, for children to look like their parents, etc. […]
“Stupid website, it always gives the wrong names.  That’s not what I was looking for.”  I […]
Nobody likes taxes, and that wasn’t any different for our ancestors. Just like us, our ancestors […]
   Taxes are on everyone’s mind at this time of year! The practice of levying fees […]
“They’re telling lies again.  That crowd were always telling lies.”  How often have I heard people […]
Finding places in Ireland can be difficult, even when you think you know the names.  There […]
Often when searching for our Irish ancestor, we begin by searching immigration records, those kept by […]
According to the US Census Bureau, roughly one in ten Americans, or 31.5 million people, claim […]
The following blog post continues a series on military pension records, this one being part 2 […]
In June of 1812, the U.S. declared war against Britain, a war that would last until […]
  RootsTech 2-4 March 2023 “Uniting”       This year RootsTech will be both in […]
 In celebration of Black History Month, we honor Alex Haley, who is considered the catalyst for […]
Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, let’s take a look […]
My journey to becoming a professional genealogist was roundabout and unexpected. As a child and teen, […]
In the first part of this series, we learned how to use the name of an […]
In honor of Martin Luther King day this week, we thought we would repost a two […]