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Genealogy Search Engine FAQs

Want to get the most out of the free Genealogy Search Engine? We have put together the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with answers. Discover all sorts of useful facts, such as what types of records are searched and what countries are covered by the search engine. Also find out why you should use the Genealogy Search Engine to complement searches done on subscription websites like Ancestry and FindMyPast. [Genealogy Search Engine FAQs]

Updated Genealogy Toolbar

Want to take your genealogy research to the next level? GenealogyInTime Magazine has released version 2.1 of the free genealogy toolbar that integrates into the Firefox internet browser. This popular toolbar is used by thousands of genealogists around the world. [Free Genealogy Toolbar]

DNA Confirms Remains of Russian Royal Family

We look at another royal family with an interesting genealogy past. See how DNA testing was used to confirm the final fate of the Russian Royal Family. [DNA Confirms Remains of Russian Royal Family]

Inbreeding of Spanish Royalty

Most people think of genealogy as a hobby. However, sometimes it can have a significant impact on world history. Read this fascinating case study on the genealogy of the Spanish royal family. They have the most messed up family tree we have ever seen. [Inbreeding of Spanish Royalty]

Rare Book Search Engine

GenealogyInTime Magazine offers two independent search platforms to help you track down and purchase second hand, rare and out-of-print books about your ancestors. [Rare Book Search Engine]

Mocavo Sold to FindMyPast

Mocavo, the US-based genealogy search website, quietly announced in a blog post in late June 2014 that they were sold to FindMyPast. We have all the details in our US genealogy records section. [US Genealogy Records]

Ancestry.com Drops BillionGraves

Ancestry.com has quietly dropped access to cemetery records on BillionGraves from the Ancestry.com website. Previously, Ancestry users could directly search the BillionGraves database when they were logged into Ancestry. No more. BillionGraves became a competitor of Ancestry when Ancestry bought out the other major cemetery record website Find A Grave in October 2013. We have all the details in our US genealogy records section. [US Genealogy Records]

How Many People Live to 100?

A centarian is someone who lives to 100. Have you ever wondered how common it is to have a centarian in your family? [How Many People Live to 100?]

FamilySearch Reaches One Billion Images

FamilySearch.org announced an important milestone this week. They have now put online one billion digital images of historic ancestral records. This is big news for anyone who appreciates free genealogy records. Here are several fascinating facts behind the headline that would be on interest to genealogists. [FamilySearch Reaches One Billion Images]

The Key to Understanding Family Relationships

One of most common issues in genealogy is to understand the relationship between two people in a family. For example, what exactly is a second cousin twice removed? In this article, we will answer this question by providing a method to determine the relationship between any two people in a family tree. [The Key to Understanding Family Relationships]

Ancestry Rationalizes Websites

Ancestry.com announced in a blog post this week that they were rationalizing their product offerings. Several of their websites will be discontinued and some of their DNA tests will also no longer be available. We have all the details and an analysis of what you need to know. [Ancestry Rationalizes Websites]

Free Images

Need some inspiration in your genealogy research? We maintain a large collection of free images with a genealogy theme. Check it out. [Free Images]

Genealogy Latin Dictionary

This dictionary gives a comprehensive list of latin terms as they relate to genealogy. Latin terms are common in wills, parish records and land records. [Genealogy Latin Dictionary]

Best Free Online Genealogy Tools

Looking to take your ancestral research to the next level? In this article, GenealogyInTime Magazine has gone outside the box to find new and interesting websites to help trace your ancestors. We vetted hundreds of websites looking for those underpublicized gems that will help you get ahead. We then condensed the list down to the very best ones. [Best Free Online Genealogy Tools]

Common Genealogy Mistakes

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we notice people keep making the same mistakes when building their family tree. So we decided to put together an article that pokes fun at how not to build a family tree. See if you can recognize all the subtle and not-so-subtle mistakes.

Tips on How to Travel Light

Anyone planning a long-distance trip will want to read this article. It is stocked full of tips and tricks to make travel more enjoyable. [Tips on How to Travel Light]

A Date Guide to English Genealogy

This in-depth guide is a must read for anyone with English ancestors. It lays out what records are available when in a detailed timeline. [A Date Guide to English Genealogy]

An Olympic Milestone - 7 Billion Free Genealogy Records

GenealogyInTime Magazine has reached an Olympic milestone in free genealogy search. With the most recent updates to our two free ancestral search engines, users can now search 7 billion free genealogy records on the internet. [An Olympic Milestone - 7 Billion Free Genealogy Records]

Google Search Provides More Information on Websites

Google began rolling out a new function this week to help make search safer. It is incorporating background information on websites directly into search results. The objective is to help people make better judgements about the websites they visit. [Google Search Provides More Information on Websites]

Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2014

This is our third annual review and ranking of the top 100 most popular genealogy websites. Once again, we spent countless hours compiling an extensive list of genealogy websites from around the world. The list and the accompanying article provide considerable insight into the genealogy industry. It can also help you discover some interesting new genealogy websites. [Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2014]

How Popular is Genealogy?

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we like to think outside the box. In this article, we tackle a fundamental issue: How popular is genealogy? The answer, it turns out, depends on the specific question being asked. We examine the evidence and takes a hard look at the facts. In the process, we dispel some common myths and misunderstandings about the popularity of genealogy. [How Popular is Genealogy?]

A Major Milestone in Genealogy Search

A major milestone was reached this week in online genealogy search. An additional 300 million records were added to the Genealogy Search Engine. The free and very popular Genealogy Search Engine now searches over 3.0 billion free ancestral records from around the world. [A Major Milestone in Genealogy Search]

List of Occupation Abbreviations

Occupations are often written in abbreviated form in historic documents. This was done to save space and money. For example, old city directories would often abbreviate occupations of residents. This was done to allow more names to be written on each page. Some census records also abbreviate occupations due to the lack of space on census forms. In this handy reference list, we provide abbreviations for several hundred occupations. [List of Occupation Abbreviations]

City Directory Abbreviations

This dictionary provides a reference list of the most common abbreviations found in city directories. [City Directory Abbreviations]

More Great Genealogy Brickwall Solutions

This is the second GenealogyInTime Magazine collection of genealogy brickwall solutions. This collection is all about looking at the less obvious. Enjoy! [More Great Genealogy Brickwall Solutions]

Ancestry.com Buys Find A Grave

Ancestry.com announced this week the purchase of cemetery website Find A Grave for an undisclosed amount of money. Read the story behind the Ancestry.com purchase of the largest free and independent genealogy website. [Ancestry.com Buys Find A Grave]

Why Genealogy is Important

Why do people research their ancestors? What makes genealogy important? In this article we look at some of the practical and philosophical reasons that motivate people to spend time with their ancestors. [Why Genealogy is Important]

Google Limitations on Genealogy Searches

Google quietly limits results from standard searches to a maximum of two website listings per page. This hidden limit is a significant issue that every genealogist needs to know and understand. [Google Limitations on Genealogy Searches]

Search Over 500 Million More Records

GenealogyInTime Magazine is announcing a very significant upgrade to our free Genealogy Search Engine. An additional 532 million free genealogy records from around the world are now searchable. In another first for a genealogy website, the entire Google Newspaper Archive can now be searched by the Genealogy Search Engine. [Search Over 500 Million More Records]

A Country Guide to Google Search Engines

GenealogyInTime Magazine continues its tradition of leading-edge genealogy research in this article that looks at the single most important factor in determining your success in finding your ancestors with a Google search. [A Country Guide to Google Search Engines]

A Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches

Our most popular article on how to get the most out of your Google searches for your ancestors has just been revised and updated. [A Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches]

50 Best Genealogy Brick Wall Solutions

Looking to kick-start your genealogy research? Check out this article. [50 Best Genealogy Brick Wall Solutions]

Google+ Stuggles Against Facebook in Genealogy

Two years after launching its social network, Google continues to struggle to attract people to the Google+ platform. In this article, we look at the relative popularity of Google+ versus Facebook for people who are interested in tracing their ancestors...[Google+ Struggles Against Facebook in Genealogy]

Tips on How to Travel Light

Visiting an ancestral homeland, a far way archive, or a distant cemetery all involve travel. In this article, we look at specific tips on how to travel light. It can save time and money. Travelling light also provides a more enjoyable travel experience...[Tips on How to Travel Light]

A New Way to Find Obituaries

GenealogyInTime Magazine has made another major upgrade to its free Genealogy Search Engine. The most recent enhancement is designed to make it quick and easy to find recent obituaries. Now instead of searching all over the internet for an obituary of a friend, family member or acquaintance, the Genealogy Search Engine will find it for you. Simply enter the name of the person in quotes into the search box... [A New Way to Find Obituaries]

Less Advertising, More Genealogy

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we are always looking for ways to improve our user experience. It is part of our mandate to find new and innovative ways to help people connect with their ancestors. This week, we have made two major changes to our website... [Less Advertising, More Genealogy]

List of First Name Abbreviations

In many historic documents, first names were abbreviated. For example, old street directories and city directories always abbreviated common first names. Parish records often abbreviated familiar Christian names. This was done to save space and paper. It took us months to collect and compile a list of common abbreviations for first names. As far as we know, this is the most exhaustive list available on an important but often overlooked aspect of genealogy. [List of First Name Abbreviations]

The Death of Google Reader

Google has announced in a company posting that it was ending the popular Google Reader service. In this article, we look at the reasons why Google would shut down such a popular product and what it means for genealogy. We also provide some good free alternatives to Google Reader for those wanting to trace their ancestors. [The Death of Google Reader]

Five Great Productivity Tools for Genealogy

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we like to think outside the box. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help people connect with their ancestors. In this article, we look at five free productivity tools that will make you a better genealogist. [Five Great Productivity Tools for Genealogy]

The Key to Understanding Family Relationships

One of most common issues in genealogy is to understand the relationship between two people in a family. For example, most people are familiar with the concept of a sibling (brother or sister) and a cousin, but what exactly is a second cousin twice removed? In this article, we will answer this question by providing a method to determine the relationship between any two people in a family tree. We also include a convenient relationship chart that you can print out and keep for your records. [The Key to Understanding Family Relationships]

Classic Car Wallpaper

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we like images of nostalgic items. It helps us connect with our ancestors. We also like to give away great things for free to our readers. In this original collection, we present 66 high-resolution images of classic cars from the 1950s and 60s. We know you are going to like these photographs. So put on your seatbelt and take a sentimental ride down Route 66. [Classic Car Wallpaper]

A Simple Way to Read Old Tombstones

Old tombstones are often worn and difficult to read. Here is a simple trick to help you overcome this common problem. [A Simple Way to Read Old Tombstones]

Six Billion Free Genealogy Records

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we have a passion for genealogy and a determination to make it better. Our mission is to find new and innovative ways to help people find their ancestors. We reached a major milestone this week in that objective. Our two free genealogy search engines now index over 6 billion free genealogy records from around the world. Both search engines also continue to grow in popularity, getting over 50,000 queries a month. [Six Billion Free Genealogy Records]

Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013

This is our second annual list of the top 100 genealogy websites. Once again, we spent countless hours compiling an extensive collection of genealogy websites from around the world. We then ranked the websites based on their popularity, as measured by Alexa the internet traffic people. In addition to many old favorites, some interesting new genealogy websites made the top 100 list for 2013. Several rising genealogy stars also made big traffic gains compared to last year. Read all about it. [Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013]

Million Short: a Different Kind of Search Engine

GenealogyInTime Magazine continues its tradition of coming up with creative and innovative ways to help people find their ancestors. In this article, we review a search engine called Million Short that is specifically designed to search for less popular items on the internet. It does a good job of searching for ancestral records and living relatives. [Million Short: a Different Kind of Search Engine]

Genealogy News Made Easy

The free Genealogy News Gadget is a great way to get the latest genealogy news.  No longer will you have to surf across multiple websites to find out what’s new.  Instead, the Genealogy News Gadget does all the hard work for you.  It continuously scans the internet collecting and amalgamating genealogy news from 300+ reliable sources.  The best results are then streamed direct to your desktop. [Genealogy News Made Easy

Why Immigrants Change Their Name

A common problem in genealogy is tracing people who have changed their name. This occurs most often when someone migrates to another country. The general assumption in genealogy is that immigrants change their name to help them become more assimilated into their new homeland. There are, however, a variety of other reasons why immigrants may change their name. [Why Immigrants Change Their Name]

Marriage and Age Differences

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research has an interesting study on marriage, life expectancy and age differences. An analysis of the study provides an interesting genealogy brick wall solution. [Marriage and Age Differences]

Top Trends in Genealogy

It is difficult to find reliable statistics on genealogy. How fast is it growing? What are the most popular areas? Where is it headed? In this article, GenealogyInTime Magazine releases a comprehensive analysis on the field of genealogy that provides some thoughtful answers to these questions as well as several other related issues. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of how genealogy is progressing, where it is evolving and what this means for someone trying to find their ancestors. [Top Trends in Genealogy]

Genealogy Toolbar for Chrome

Great News! Many people had asked us to make our Genealogy Toolbar work with the Google Chrome browser. We are happy to report that our very popular Genealogy Toolbar now works with Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Just download and run it.

The powerful Genealogy Toolbar is used by thousands of people to help them find their ancestors. And best of all, it is free. Click on the link to learn more. [Genealogy Toolbar]

Ellis Island Immigration Records

Ellis Island was the main port of entry for immigrants to America. More immigrants arrived through Ellis Island than all the other North American ports of entry combined. Thus, anyone searching for ancestors in North America (even Canada) should check the Ellis Island immigration records. This article shows you what you need to know when searching for Ellis Island immigration records. [Ellis Island Immigration Records]

Google Drive for Genealogy

Online storage is popular with genealogists who want to store and share their research ‘in the cloud’. On 24 April 2012 Google launched a new service called Google Drive. It allows users to store and access files online. The service is similar to Dropbox, but with a distinctive twist. Google offers different features and a lower price. This article discusses this new service from Google, which is likely to become popular with genealogists. [Google Drive for Genealogy]

Pinterest and Genealogy

GenealogyInTime Magazine has selected some of the most popular photographs from our large desktop genealogy wallpaper collection and formatted them especially for Pinterest. We have done this as a service to our many readers who are interested in both genealogy and Pinterest. [Pinterest and Genealogy]

How to Read Old Handwriting

You can train yourself to read old handwriting. This is a necessary skill to read handwritten census records or any type of record that was produced before the wide-spread use of the typewriter in the 1920s. This article lists free online resources and tutorials to help you read old handwriting. [How to Read Old Handwriting]

A Restarted Google Newspaper Archive?

Google has started this week to give more prominence to their historic newspaper archive. After an absence of almost ten months, there is even the potential that Google may once again restart digitizing more historic newspapers. If it happens, this would be big news for the genealogy community. Even if it doesn’t happen, genealogists now have better access to one of the best free collections of historic newspapers on the internet. [A Restarted Google Newspaper Archive?]

Amazing Brick Wall Images

GenealogyInTime Magazine presents an amazing collection of 41 artistic photographs of brick walls. These images are free to download for your personal use as background wallpaper for your computer. The objective of this collection is to provide inspiration in the search for your ancestors. [Brick Wall Images]

Migration within a Country

Trying to trace an ancestor who migrates within a country can often be challenge. Unlike ancestors who emigrate across an ocean, there are multiple routes that an ancestor can take when migrating within a single country or region.

To understand the complexities of migration within a country, watch the amazing video produced by Bengler, a Norwegian company that specializes in building social websites. It visually traces the migration patterns of every Norwegian who moved within the country during 2006 and 2007. [Migration within a Country]

Five New Google Search Tricks

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to help people search for their ancestors. This article addresses five radically new approaches to Google search to help you find your ancestors. [Five New Google Search Tricks]

Searching Electoral Rolls for Ancestors

An electoral roll (known formally as an electoral register) is a list of people who are eligible to vote in a given jurisdiction. Electoral rolls are valuable to genealogists because they tie the name of an individual to a specific address.

A typical historic electoral roll lists the full name of the individual and their address. Some electoral rolls also include additional information such as age, the occupation of the individual and the reason they were eligible to vote. In this article, we discuss the ins and outs of electoral rolls, including where to find this valuable resource online. [Searching Electoral Rolls for Ancestors]

Upgraded Genealogy Search Engine

GenealogyInTime Magazine has made a major upgrade to its free Genealogy Search Engine. An additional 256 million more ancestral records can now be searched for free. The Genealogy Search Engine now indexes 1.8 billion free ancestral records across more than 600 websites from around the world.

The primary countries covered by the search engine include Canada, the United States, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. A considerable number of records for Continental Europe have also been added. [Upgraded Genealogy Search Engine]

What are the Most Popular Internet Browsers?

Given all the claims and counterclaims on the internet, it can be difficult to know what internet browsers are the most popular and what internet browsers people actually use. In the interest of our readers, we thought we would share the actual numbers from GenealogyInTime Magazine. [What are the Most Popular Internet Browsers?]

Highlights of GenealogyInTime Magazine

This article provides an overview of the most popular features found on the GenealogyInTime Magazine website. [Highlights of GenealogyInTime Magazine]

Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2012

GenealogyInTime Magazine has put together a global list of the Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites. This is the first time a comprehensive list has been published of the most popular genealogy websites from around the world. Other genealogy lists exist, but they tend to focus on only one country, on only certain types of genealogy websites, or the list contains personal preferences.

Since our mission at GenealogyInTime Magazine is to find creative and innovative ways to help people connect with their ancestors, we thought it would be useful to publish an objective Top 100 list that was both comprehensive and complete. [Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2012]

How to Say the Year 2012

Think you know how to say '2012'? Think again! Take our little test. [How to Say the Year 2012]

A Country Guide to Google Search Engines

To get the most out of any Google search for your ancestors, it is necessary to understand how Google works. An important consideration is to realize that Google runs different search engines in different parts of the world. For example, Google.com is the search engine for the United States, Google.ca is used for Canada while Google.co.uk is the search engine for the United Kingdom. In total, there are over 130 different Google search engines. Most of the Google search engines are organized by country. They all use identical search algorithms, but the actual search results are different. This has significant ramifications if you use Google to search for your ancestors. [A Country Guide to Google Search Engines]

A Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches

This article is designed to help you get the most out of your ancestral searches using the powerful genealogy search engine and the family tree search engine. Both search engines are free to use and combined they look for over 5 billion free online genealogy records in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. [A Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches]

Genealogy Tip: Look for Missing Marriages

Looking at historical records, it is not always easy to identify an ancestor who has been married more than once. Yet, it is one of the most common reasons for misconstrued family trees. Missing a marriage can often mean missing an entire branch of your family. It can also result in assigning descendants to the wrong parent. Are there any clues that can help you identify missing marriages? [Look for Missing Marriages]

Updated Genealogy Toolbar

We have updated our popular genealogy toolbar with a button for Twitter users. Now you can conveniently and easily tweet about any page on the internet without having to look for a tweet button or mess around with url address shorteners. If you already have the toolbar installed, you don't need to do anything. The new Twitter button will automatically appear on your toolbar over the next couple of weeks. [Free Genealogy Toolbar]

Genealogy Tip: Look for Hidden Family Trees

One of the most frequent comments we receive from people tracing their ancestors is a desire for a pre-built family tree. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone had already written out your family tree? It would certainly speed up the process of tracing your ancestors if you already knew who was related to whom...[read Look for Hidden Family Trees]

How Many People Live to 100?

A centenarian is someone who lives to 100. Have you ever wondered how common it is to have a centenarian in your family tree? For the last several years, various reports have suggested that people are living longer and healthier lives. Better diets and improved medical care have been at the forefront of this trend. If more people are living longer, does this mean more people are reaching the century mark?...[How Many People Live to 100?]

Updated Genealogy Search Engine

We have added dozens of new websites to our free genealogy search engine. It now searches over 1.5 billion genealogy records across more than 500 different websites in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand...[Free Genealogy Search Engine]

Combined with our family tree search engine (which now searches over 2.5 billion names), our two search engines give you access to over 4.0 billion records...[Free Family Tree Search Engine]

You can access our free genealogy search engine anywhere on the internet using our very handy and popular genealogy toolbar...[Free Genealogy Toolbar]

How to Find the Most Popular Genealogy Blogs

Looking for the Most Popular Genealogy Blogs or just want to find the latest genealogy blog postings? We have a new tool to help you...[How to Find the Most Popular Genealogy Blogs]

Free Genealogy Toolbar

Looking for a cool new tool to help you find your ancestors? Look no further! GenealogyInTime™ magazine is pleased to announce a free toolbar that will take your genealogy research to the next level. Fun, easy to install, and easy to use, our genealogy toolbar sports an elegant interface and several innovative features.

free genealogy toolbar

[Free Genealogy Toolbar]

Genealogy News Reader

Want to spend more time working on your family history and less time keeping up with the latest genealogy news? We do, so we invented the Genealogy News Reader.

Version 2.0 of our popular Genealogy News Reader has been totally rebuilt. It scans thousands of news sources looking for stories related to genealogy. It then amalgamates all the stories onto one web page.

The Genealogy News Reader updates itself automatically. You can keep the web page open in the background as you work or just refer to it every couple of days when you want to know what is going on.

We have done all the hard work so you can spend more time tracing your ancestors. What could be better than that?...[Genealogy News Reader]

Google+ Introduces an 'Ignore' Option

Here is a feature that Google+ users will want to know - how to ignore someone. A new feature was introduced by Google that allows you to only see content from people that interest you. Basically, the new 'ignore' option allows you to hide content from people you want to interact with but don't necessarily want to read everything they say...[Google+ Introduces an 'Ignore' Option]

How Does Google Improve Search?

Have you ever wondered how Google improves search? This 3 1/2 minute video from Google is something every genealogist should watch. It will give you more insight than most books on the topic...[How Does Google Improve Search?]

Tracing Ancestors by Their Accent

At GenealogyInTime™ magazine, we are always looking for new and creative ways to help people find their ancestors. It is part of our passion for making genealogy better one step at a time. In this article, we are going to discuss another first, a radically new approach to helping people trace their ancestors. To the best of our knowledge, this method has never been explored or discussed before by the genealogy community. Basically, it involves using an ancestor’s accent as a type of fingerprint that can be used to help trace someone back to a particular region within a country...[Tracing Ancestors by Their Accent]

Genealogy Twitter Reader Version 2.0

GenealogyInTime™ magazine has launched version 2.0 of its popular Genealogy Twitter Reader. This free tool has many enhancements over the previous version...[Genealogy Twitter Reader Version 2.0]

Searching Historic Small-town Newspapers

Newspapers have often been described as the first draft of history. They can be an excellent source for chronicling the lives of our ancestors. Newspapers are particularly useful in countries and times where government records are thin to nonexistent. Some newspapers, however, are more useful than others for genealogists searching for their ancestors...[Searching Historic Small-town Newspapers]

Common Genealogy Mistakes or How to Build a Family Tree Without Really Trying

At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we notice people often make the same mistakes over and over again when building their family tree. Sometimes these mistakes are subtle and sometimes they are not. The obvious mistakes are the ones that really bother us. With that in mind, we decided to take a rather unique approach to solving this problem.

Every piece of advice in this article is either outright wrong or highly misleading. That’s right, wrong. We do this so we can present these common genealogy mistakes in a fun and light-hearted manner. The objective is to use a bit of humour to encourage new users avoid these issues. Meanwhile, experienced users should get a good laugh out of this article...[Common Genealogy Mistakes]

Genealogy Tip of the Week

GenealogyInTime Magazine has started a new column called Genealogy Tip of the Week. This column is packed with useful tips to help you break through those genealogy brick walls. Combined with our two genealogy tip articles, we now offer 85 great genealogy tips...{Genealogy Tip of the Week}

Ten Million More Canadian Genealogy Records

Interest continues to grow in GenealogyInTime™ magazine’s free genealogy search engine. We are now receiving well over 10,000 queries a month. We have also just completed a major upgrade to our search engine that will be of great help to anyone with Canadian ancestors...{read Ten Million More Canadian Genealogy Records}

Got Genealogy Buzz?

GenealogyInTime Magazine is happy to introduce Genealogy Buzz, a fun new way to observe and interact with the genealogy community.

Using real-time technology, Genealogy Buzz streams to you the latest genealogy blogs, tweets, news and press releases from over a thousand sources. If you tweet about genealogy, write a genealogy blog, or are just interested in what is going on, then you will definitely want to check out Genealogy Buzz. The service is free...{learn more about Genealogy Buzz}

The Death of Google News Archive

Google just announced that it will stop its historic newspaper archive project. This is a sad day as the Google news archive was an important source of information for genealogists wanting to trace their ancestors. The project had already scanned roughly 2,000 historic newspapers from around the world. Some of the scanned newspapers were particularly valuable because they were from less developed countries that lacked traditional genealogical records...{read the full article The Death of Google News Archive}

Genealogy Blog Reader

GenealogyInTime Magazine has created another fun tool called the Genealogy Blog Reader. It works very similar to the Genealogy Twitter Reader. Every 5 minutes the reader will automatically stream the latest genealogy blog postings to you from the internet...{learn more about the Genealogy Blog Reader}

Genealogy Twitter Reader

GenealogyInTime Magazine has created a fun little tool called the Genealogy Twitter Reader.  It streams the latest genealogy tweets to you in real time from hundreds of genealogy users. Every 5 minutes the reader will automatically update with the latest genealogy tweets from the internet.

The Genealogy Twitter Reader is a fun and interesting way to follow what is going on in the genealogy world. It is a great way to track your own tweets and to look for other genealogy users to follow.  

Finally, this is a fun web page you can leave on in the background.  As you do other work on your computer, the Genealogy Twitter Reader will automatically update, and you can refer back to it occasionally to read the latest genealogy tweets.

Ten Innovations in Online Genealogy Search - Part II of our article looks at more great innovations to help you get the most out of your online genealogy searches...{Ten Innovations in Online Genealogy Search - Part II}

Ten Innovations in Online Genealogy Search - Think you know how to do online genealogy searches? Think again. This major article breaks new ground by exploring ten novel ways to use search engines to find your ancestors online. Many of the innovative approaches discussed in this article have never been seen before in the genealogy community. Learn how to break through genealogy brickwalls by maximizing your online search capability...{Click here to read Ten Innovations in Online Genealogy Search - Part I}

Major Milestone Reached in Free Genealogy Search - GenealogyInTime Magazine reached a major new milestone this week with the indexing of an additional 200 million more genealogy records on the internet. GenealogyInTime™ now offers the world’s largest free genealogy search engines, covering over 3 billion genealogy records...{Click here to read Major Milestone Reached in Free Genealogy Search}

Understanding Julian Calendars and Gregorian Calendars in Genealogy - Anyone who can trace their ancestors back to the 1700s needs to understand the workings of the old Julian calendar. It is the predecessor to the modern (Gregorian) calendar that we use today. Dates recorded in the old Julian calendar are different than dates used today. Even the year end was different (25 March instead of 31 December). This article explains what you need to know to be able to track your ancestors back into the 1700s...{Click here to read Understanding Julian Calendars and Gregorian Calendars in Genealogy}

World Time Zone Map - This week we have updated and improved one of our more popular tools. Use the World Time Zone Map to find the current time anywhere in the world. This is a very handy tool to use if you are corresponding with family or friends from around the world by email or social network. It allows you to quickly and easily find their current time. It is also a great tool to use when travelling, or even if you want to know the local time for some event that you are watching on the news. We have been using it recently to follow events in Japan...{World Time Zone Map}

A Date Guide to English Genealogy Part III - This third and final installment of A Date Guide to English Genealogy examines the time period from the 1840s to the present. This covers census records, school records, hospital records and other records that are useful in tracing your English ancestry...{A Date Guide to English Genealogy - Part III}

A Date Guide to English Genealogy Part II - England has arguably the richest set of ancestral records in the world. Navigating through all these records, however, can be a challenge even for a seasoned researcher. This second part of A Date Guide to English Genealogy presents a useful strategy to help you overcome this complexity. It presents English genealogy records from a chronological perspective starting in the 1700s. This corresponds to a period in time when there was a substantial increase in family history records...{A Date Guide to English Genealogy - Part II}

A Date Guide to English Genealogy Part I - This date guide to English genealogy has been prepared to help you trace your ancestors from England and Wales. Instead of following the traditional method of looking at types of genealogy records, this GenealogyInTime Magazine guide takes a different approach and looks at genealogy research from a chronological perspective. This more innovative approach has several advantages...{Click here to read part I of the guide}

Fun Genealogy Video - We have posted a fun and amusing genealogy video on YouTube. This short cartoon revolves around a character called John who tries to build his entire family tree all in one weekend. Check it out...{Click here to watch the video}

Searching Online for Your Ancestors - There is an unprecedented amount of genealogy information on the internet. Tapping into this information, however, can be difficult because ancestral records are spread out over many different websites. Consequently, a key challenge facing genealogists is to determine the best and most efficient approach to finding ancestors on the internet.

We created the free Genealogy Search Engine as a tool to help you overcome this barrier. This article describes how it works and provides a geographic breakdown on the distribution of ancestral records...{Click here to read the entire article}

Fun Facts About FamilySearch - FamilySearch has the largest collection of free genealogy records on the internet thanks to the dedicated work of thousands of volunteers.With the latest large release of 72 million records, FamilySearch has reached a very important milestone.  Volunteers have now transcribed over 500 million genealogy records. Here are some interesting genealogy statistics courtesy of FamilySearch...{Click here to read the story}

Searching Online Family Trees - This week, we are launching the beta version of a family tree search engine. It is designed to enhance your ability to find your ancestors. The idea for this new genealogy tool came from our Newsletter members, who wanted to be able to see what others were saying about their ancestors. The new Family Tree Search Engine complements our existing Genealogy Search Engine. And, like everything else on our website, it is free...{Click here to learn more and try the new Family Tree Search Engine}

Google Quietly Kills Phonebook Search - Google has quietly dropped its phonebook search feature after receiving too many privacy complaints. This feature was a popular tool for genealogists looking for living relatives in the United States. Unfortunately, it no longer works...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 9 October 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. Google has recently made several changes to their products that will impact genealogy. This week we discuss these changes to show how you can take advantage of the latest Google tools to improve your genealogy research...{Click here to read the full column}

Genealogy This Week - 25 September 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week, we focus on some interesting resources for people tracing their Scottish and Irish ancestries...{Click here to read the full column}

Genealogy This Week - 4 September 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Bielefeld Search Engine; Old European Telephone Books; Enhanced WorldCat Search; UK Library Use Continues to Decline; Making Free Telephone Calls from Airports...{Click here to read the full column}

Genealogy This Week - 21 August 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Warsaw in Ruins; How Many Books Have Ever Been Written?; How Much Space Do All Those Books Take Up?; Yahoo Search Becomes Bing Search; Finding Old US Government Websites...{Click here to read the full column}

Genealogy This Week - 14 August 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: National Archives of Australia; British Royal Family Launches Historic Photo Website; Try the Twitter Predictor; Does Anyone Read Newspapers Anymore?; Top Five Things Americans Do Online...{Click here to read the full column}

Genealogy This Week - 24 July 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Update on Australian Trove; Zip Code Finder; The End of Forgetting; What the Library of Congress Archives Today; Who Needs an E-book Reader?...{Click here to read the full column}

Genealogy This Week - 17 July 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Tracking American Counties; Your Privacy; More About Us; Preserving 2010 Sounds; Ancestry Expands to Sweden; Building Anglo-Saxon Roots; The Rise of the Silver Surfer...{Click here to read the full article}

Canada Alters Format of Future Censuses - Census data composes the core of most family trees. A census is often the only official historical source that tracks the evolution of the family unit. Thus, genealogists get upset when governments propose radical changes to the way censuses are conducted. Canada is the latest country to propose a radical rethink of their census...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 10 July 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Searching for Free Public Records; US National Archives Launches First Wiki; National Archives YouTube Channel; JFK Library to Build First Digitized Presidential Archives; Top 1,000 Websites Worldwide...{Click here to read the full article}

Apple iPad and Genealogy - Apple announced this week that it has now sold three million iPads just 80 days after the product was launched in the United States. To put this in perspective, it took Apple 270 days to sell an equivalent number of iPhones and 2.5 years to sell that many iPods. Clearly Apple has a winner on its hands. What makes the iPad so special? We have completed our extensive testing of the iPad and present our thoughtful impressions on the product and its usefulness for genealogy...{Click here to read the full article}

Google Caffeine = Big Genealogy News - A very important announcement came out of Google this week that will have a profound impact on genealogy. Google launched a new search index called Caffeine. Why is this important to genealogy? Let us explain...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 5 June 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: A Great Genealogy Brick Wall Solution for Newspapers; Genealogy Travel to Ireland; Genealogy Travel to England and London; Ireland 1901 Census Now Online; Personalize Your Google Search...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 22 May 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: How to Find the US 1890 Census; British Library to Digitize Newspaper Collection; Google to Offer Encrypted Search; Google Wave Goes Public; Genealogy Triage...{Click here to read the full article}

Marriage and Age Differences - The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research has just put out a study on marriage, life expectancy and age differences. An analysis of the study provides an interesting genealogy brick wall solution. The study is interesting in itself (the study proves that men live longer if they have a younger wife, whereas women are best off if they marry someone the same age). However, what caught our eye was the graph showing the average age of marriage in the United States...{Click here to read the full article}

US 1780s Census Found - A researcher at Kean University in New Jersey has stumbled upon a rare find. Buried in John Kean’s papers (for whom the university was named) was a ledger summarizing the population of the United States in the mid 1780s. According to the Kean ledger, the 1780s census was based on an “actual enumeration”. If true, then this is at least four years before the first official national census, which was held in 1790... {Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 15 May 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: A Tool for Tracing First Names; A Tool for Tracing Last Names; Personal Archiving Week; Nominate Your Favorite Genealogy Article; How Do You Store Lots and Lots of Genealogy Records? ... {Click here to read the full article}

A Ray of Hope for India Genealogy Records - Genealogy records from India are as rare as albino tigers, unless your ancestors were expats from the UK. Not only are genealogy records generally not available online, but many of the paper records are also not accessible to the general public. This is somewhat surprising given that a) India was a former British colony and b) as such, has some decent genealogy records. So where are all of India’s genealogy records? The answer may surprise some people...{Click here to read the full article}

Facebook Blatantly Breaches People's Privacy Again and Again and Again - It seems like an entire week cannot go by without another story surfacing about Facebook blatantly breaching people’s privacy. Recently, MacWorld magazine reported that Facebook is secretly adding applications to people’s profiles. This kind of aggressive behaviour on the part of Facebook has happened so many times that we have lost count. What does this mean to Facebook users? ...{Click here to read the full article}

Charles Darwin's Tangled Family Tree - Charles Darwin’s family tree was a tangled mess of inbreeding and ill health according to a recent study in the medical journal BioScience. Darwin, famous for his studies of evolution, crossbreeding and inbreeding, actually did not follow his own advice. He married his first cousin from the Wedgwood family. Apparently, cousin-to-cousin marriage was not uncommon in the Darwin family...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 8 May 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Europeana; Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the US; Facebook Blatantly Breaches People's Privacy Again and Again and Again; Two Free Genealogy Books...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 24 April 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week it is all about genealogy brick wall solutions. Here are four of them: US National Archives Publishes Complete List of Subscription Genealogy Records; Tracking Down People; Tracking Down US Government Employees; Tracing Names of British Origin...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 10 April 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: National Library Week = Free Genealogy Databases; Rare 1790 First US Census to be Auctioned; A Beautiful 1798 Map of Dublin...{Click here to read the full article}

Apple's iPad Takes a Bite out of Reading - This week Apple launched the iPad. This device has the potential to be a game-changer in terms of how people read on the internet. Certainly, it will be of interest to genealogists and others who like to read electronic books, magazines or newspapers online...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 27 March 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: FamilySearch Labs; Links Between China and the West Go Back Millenium; A New Person Seach Engine; Are You a Google Chrome User?; How Pervasive is Google?...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 20 March 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Free Irish Records Until Sunday; Members of the UK's National Trust Can Save 25% on Genealogy Records; The Census is Tracking You; The Inside History of Facebook; Fun Facts for St. Patrick's Day; Decapitated Vikings Found at London Olympic Site...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 6 March 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Searching for Ancestors in Kent; Tag Galaxy; Tracking Tweets in Real Time; Data Tagging a Headstone; Stealing IDs from Genealogy Websites...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 20 February 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Take the Genealogy In Time™ Date Test; Identify the Language; The Great Genealogy Microfilm Giveaway; Test Your Internet Speed; Check Your Computer Stats; Build a Runway, Destroy a Cemetery; Secrets of King Tut Revealed...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 13 February 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: A Useful African American Web Portal; The USGenWeb Project; Get Ready for the US 2010 Census; The Forgotten US Federal Census of 1885; Google Buzz; The Growth of Social Media in RealTime...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 6 February 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Tracing Your Ancestors Through Drink; Black History Month; Big Changes at Facebook; Who Has the Biggest RSS News Reader?; How to Get Through to Customer Support; Don't Get Buried in Denver...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 30 January 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: How to Read Old Handwriting; British Library Launches Virtual History Timeline; Luxembourg National Library Now Online; US National Archives to Ban Photography; Lowcountry Africana; Bing Adds Features; Microsoft to Delete Yahoo and Bing Search Data After Three Months; Facebook Privacy - What Privacy?...{Click here to read the full article}

Apple's iPad: Changing the Way We Read Online - Apple launched their new electronic book reader this week, calling it the iPad. Thin, elegant and cool, it is everything that Apple fans have come to expect from the company. Technically a tablet computer, the iPad is positioned to fill the gap between the small screen of a smart phone and the full functionality of a laptop. It has the potential to greatly change the way we read and do our genealogy research online...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 23 January 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: View Historic Sites with Google Street View; UK National Archives Podcasts for Genealogists; An Apple, a Tree and Sir Isaac Newton; When Genealogists Get Angry; Updated Stats on the Internet; Is This Website Down?...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 16 January 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Using Maps in Genealogy; Online Versus Offline Records; Civil War Records; Remove Unwanted Programs From Your Computer; Consolidate Your Instant Messaging and Social Networks; The Library of All Libraries...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 9 January 2010 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Celebrating Christmas at the White House; Australians Descended from English Aristrocracy?; Surnames Traced on Facebook; Victorian Diary Now Online; Interactive Map of Native American Place Names; Google Real-time Search Really is Real Time...{Click here to read the full article}

Top Ten Genealogy News Stories and Genealogy Themes of 2010 - We have searched through the Genealogy In Time™ News Archive to highlight what we consider to be the Top Ten Genealogy News Stories and Genealogy Themes of 2009. This is the second year we have presented our top ten genealogy list...{Click here to read the full article}

Facebook Announces Tighter Privacy Standards - Facebook announced this week that they were going to implement tighter privacy standards. The announcement came after a year in which Facebook was heavily criticized on multiple fronts for its weak privacy settings. We were part of that criticism as the first genealogy website to warn people in the spring of this year that there were serious privacy concerns with popular genealogy applications on Facebook like We’re Related...{Click here to read the full article}

Genealogy This Week - 5 December 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Use a Map to Navigate the News; How to Stay Safe on Facebook; Interesting Statistics About Facebook; Rare Chance to Look at the Culture of Old Europe; How the US Once Tried to Bail Out Thanksgiving...{Click here to read the full articles}

Genealogy This Week - 21 November 2009 - It was a very quiet week in genealogy. We thought we would take the time to review a trio of free Windows utility software programs that are particularly useful to genealogists....{Click here to read the full story}

Private Archives of Franklin Roosevelt to Become Public - Franklin D. Roosevelt was a pivotal figure in the history of the United States. As president, he brought the United States out of the Great Depression and led his country through much of World War II. In spite of his prominence in American history, however, there is still much about the man that historians do not know. This may soon change when the last major archives of Franklin Roosevelt become public. These archives consist of 14 boxes of handwritten notes and correspondence that have been held in private hands until now...{Click here to read the full story}

Genealogy This Week - 14 November 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: PRDH - A Great Internet Site to Trace Your French Canadian Roots; US National Archives Launches an Online Reservation System; The Map that Named America; Sources Database from the National Library of Ireland; Visual Mapping of the National Archives of Australia; Man Accidentally Attends His Own Funeral...[More]

Google Adds New Privacy Tools: Implications for Genealogy - Google added new privacy tools this week in an attempt to stay ahead of privacy concerns. Users who have signed up for Gmail, Blogger, Picasa and YouTube will now be able to see a “dashboard” that shows what privacy information Google has collected about them. Users will then have the ability to edit and delete the privacy information. This has implications for genealogy...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 7 November 2009 - This week we thought we would do something a little different and talk about the Ancestry.com IPO (Initial Public Offering) share listing that occurred this week. This is the first time a private genealogy company has done a large public share listing. What makes this particularly interesting to genealogists is that Ancestry.com is by far the largest company in the field of genealogy.

When a company goes public, they have to release a wealth of information about their company, their business model and their industry. In this case, the company, the business model and the industry is all about genealogy. The IPO document alone runs to 156 pages. We read it. We also read several analysts’ reports on the company and talked to various people in the industry.

Here are some of the key points that we have gleaned about Ancestry.com, the field of genealogy and how genealogy is evolving...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 31 October 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: London Cemetery Reusing Graves; I Don't Recognize That Old File Extension; How to Spot Email Scams; Facebooklite...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 24 October 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Link Genealogy In Time™ to Social Network Sites; Finding Free UK Genealogy Records; US National Archives and Records Administration to Shrink Services; British Library to Preserve National Newspaper Collection; Childhood Home of Canada's First Prime Minister to be Demolished; Microsoft's Bing Search Engine to Focus on Social Search; Google to Index Tweets and to Launch Social Search...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 17 October 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Facebook's We're Related Application in Trouble Again; How Big is Facebook; Windows 7 Launches Next Week; Windows 7 to Usher in a New Era of Computing; Google to Launch an Electronic Bookstore; A Camera That Can Capture Your Entire Life...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 3 October 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new resources, tools and stories for genealogists. This week: Searching US Land Patent Records; Funny First Names; October is American Archives Month; Microsoft Issues Free Security Software; Dropbox Now Available for the iPhone; Apple Quietly Buys a Mapping Company; Cemetery Thefts Back on the Increase...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 26 September 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Large Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Found; Longest Family Tree; Footnote.com Hits 60 Million Mark; Co-workers Discover They are Brothers; Family Reunion Celebrates the Centennial...[More]

Ancestors of Modern Scandinavians Immigrated to Region - A new DNA study from ancient remains has thrown into question the origin of modern Scandinavians. The study just published in the journal Current Biology suggests that modern Scandinavians do not come from ancient hunter-gatherers who inhabited the region more than 4,000 years ago. Until now, it had always been believed that modern Scandinavians were the direct descendants of people who had always lived in the region...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 19 September 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Searching Canadian Genealogy Records; Volunteers Do Make a Difference at FamilySearch.org; Rebuilding Rome in a Day; How the World is Connected by Internet; Read Google News by Flipping Pages...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 12 September 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: David Rumsey Map Collection; Historic Map Works; Become a Cloud Computer User Today; Twitter to Allow Ads; Facebook Lite; FanCheck; Go to the Cemetery to Get Internet Access...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 5 September 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Google QuickLinks; Software that Can Read Ancient Handwriting; First Names Do Run in Families; The Internet Celebrates 40 Years; Keeping Your Friends Too Close...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 29 August 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Finding Gravesites of US Veterans; Early Advertisements; Apple Launches a New Operating System; Do IPhones Explode?; Volunteers Needed to Translate Swedish Church Records; How Newspapers Write Obituaries of Famous People; Remember the Alamo? A New Battle is Brewing...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 22 August 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Online Irish Records, World Archives Project, A Free Tool to Read Text in Images; Collaborate on Picasa Web Albums; On Top of Marilyn Monroe for All Eternity...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 15 August 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Google Creates a Serious Newspaper Archive; US Library of Congress Genealogy Reading Room; US National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections; US Federal Depository Libraries; Last Name Distribution Heat Maps; Google Reader Allows You to Share Content...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 1 August 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Microsoft and Yahoo are Getting Married; Make Your Own Tombstone; Free Access to UK 1911 Census; Amazing 1920s Iconic Photographs; Visit Stonehenge for Free; American Civil War Website; African American Cemeteries...[More]

Genealogy This Week - 25 July 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Tough Move to Microsoft Version 7; Directory of US Genealogical Libraries; Using Cemeteries to Track Global Climate Change; How Quickly Things Change; Oldest UK Television...[More]

Genealogy Learned This Week - 18 July 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Bing versus Google for Genealogy Searches; Ontario Invests $15 million in Online Genealogy Research; Understanding the UK National Archives; Late Motherhood Linked to Longer Family Lifespans; News Websites to Charge for Content?; Oldest Archaeological Site in Maryland; US Revolutionary War Gravesite Overrun?...[More]

Regulator Finds Facebook has Serious Privacy Gaps - The world’s largest social networking site has been taken to task over its “serious privacy gaps”. Facebook has become the focus of an investigation by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner. The results of this investigation are likely to have significant implications for genealogy even for those genealogists who do not use Facebook...[More]

Learned This Week 11 July 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Library Thing; World's Oldest Bible Reunited Online; Software Cannot Sort Out Human Relationships; US National Archives Losses Stuff (Again); Long Forgotten Old Hobbies; Wimbleton Fans Park in Graveyard...[More]

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