Resist Swinging From the Branches

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Yes, it’s tempting to go straight to the outer-reaches of your family tree.  It’s tempting to explore long forgotten passenger lists and of course tempting to claim ancestors from the medieval times (who wouldn’t like to be related to a knight or a king?).  But, to successfully trace your lineage you have to build a […]

Essential Forms for Genealogy

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One of the most important tenants for excellent research is organization. Through the course of your genealogical research you’ll come across enough brick walls without creating a few of your own because of poor organizational techniques. Throughout our Getting Started series, we’ll talk a lot about different organization techniques, but first let’s look at some […]