Lineages, Inc.

Even before either place was a country, Germans crossed the ocean to begin new lives in […]
  Doable Snippets Approach Inspires a Paradigm Change! Part 2 is a continuation of my sharing […]
  While very few American frontiersmen married a “Cherokee Princess,” thousands wed Native Americans before 1906. […]
     Deer in the Headlights? I recently helped an Arizona cowboy with his family history book […]
Previously we learned about the Homestead Act and what it meant for our ancestors. We will […]
The homestead act, passed in 1862 and enacted in 1863, lasted 123 years. Two hundred seventy […]
“History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.”  ~ Laurence Overmire I’m Emily Wilbur Alley. […]
  People have come to America for a variety of reasons. During the years of the […]
Did your ancestor suddenly disappear from records? Your ancestor’s wife was listed as “Wife” in a […]
Anyone researching individuals and families in the 19th and early 20th centuries will probably have a […]
If you have taken a DNA test, you may have noticed your match list, which shows […]
Several years ago, in the day of kludgey desktop monitors and dot matrix printers, I assigned […]
In the previous blog, we learned some history around the American Revolution. Knowing the historical context […]
As Independence Day draws near, and everyone makes plans to barbecue and watch fireworks, do we […]

Land was important to many of our ancestors. The government recognized this and used it as […]
Mother’s Day was created in 1908 and became an official U.S. observance in 1914 yet, Father’s […]
People’s reasons and passion for family history and genealogy are as diverse as people themselves. For […]
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 […]