genealogy 

The Gay Genealogist: Creating a Modern Family Tree

As hobbies go, genealogical research is not exactly on par with snowboarding -- it ranks right up there with stamp collecting in its total lack of "cool" factor. Does anything really say "geek" more than an obsession with family trees? But that's...I can trace my family's trademark ski nose back three generations but I can't tell my daughter where she got her cute little button nose.

Building the Branches of Your Family Tree

Family photos will help with your research. Credit: rick, Flickr Google the phrase "family tree" and you may be overwhelmed by what you see. Certainly, there's no shortage of sites to help you navigate through the world of genealogy....Creating a family tree can be a fun and meaningful activity.

How to Create a Family Tree

Software programs can help in your family tree research. Credit: MCT
There are as many ways to make a family tree as there are types of families.
Thankfully, there are some universal basics to help you get started. First, you need...
So, you want to create a family tree? Learn how to get started!

Kids Can Help Create Your Family Tree

Let the kids help create your family tree project. Credit: joebeone, Flickr Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a...Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a family tree project?

Birth Records

Public birth records, including birth certificates, are required to be filed by the government in every state of the United States. It is your right to access these records. There are many public databases of public records that, for a small fee,...

Marriage Records

A marriage record is generally a copy of your marriage license, if it is signed by you and your spouse and witnesses. This paper certifies that you and your spouse are legally married. There are several instances when you might need a copy of your...

Death Records

A death record is an official report that lists important information, such as the time, date and cause of death, about an individual. This record also includes the person's date of birth, marital status and occupation. This document is signed by a...

Family Tree Search: Finding Your History

Starting a family tree can be a rewarding experience for you and your family, but where do you begin? The first step is to gather all possible information about your family from your relatives, including names, relationships, birth dates, death...

Genealogy: A Brief Overview

Genealogy involves studying your family by tracing your relatives' lineage and history. This can give fascinating insight into your ancestors, such as their lifestyles, where they lived and their motivations. When researching your forbearers, you...

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