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American and Nordic Roots
American and Nordic Roots
Many people from the Nordic countries, especially Norway and Sweden, emigrated to America in 19th and early 20th centuries, most making their homes in the upper Midwest....
Ancestors in Other British Colonies
Ancestors in Other British Colonies
Many of the records for those who lived in the colonies can be found at the National Archives....
Australian Census to Trace Family History
Australian Census to Trace Family History
Sadly, Australian privacy laws mean that all name-related census material since 1901 has been destroyed. But there are some older censuses and musters that offer…...
Australian Military Records and Family History
Australian Military Records and Family History
There are plenty of Australian military records, dating back to the foundation of the colony. Here's how you can find them....
Australian Vital Records
Australian Vital Records
Keeping the vital records of Australians has been a state, rather than a national, function. Here's where you can go to find the records of your ancestors....
Canadian Genealogy Sources
Canadian Genealogy Sources
Many Britons emigrated to Canada, so those researching family trees might need to access Canadian records....
Employing a Foreign Genealogist
Employing a Foreign Genealogist
If you need to employ a genealogist in another country there are a number of factors you should take into account....
European Resources
European Resources
You won't find many European genealogical records online, but this tells you where to begin your search....
Genealogy And Land Records In Ireland
Genealogy And Land Records In Ireland
Although far from perfect, land records can be a help in exploring genealogy in Ireland in the mid 19th and even late 18th centuries....
Genealogy And U.S. Immigration Records
Genealogy And U.S. Immigration Records
America is a land of immigrants and tracing the arrival of your ancestors is a benchmark in family history. This article tells you how to do it....
Genealogy in the Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Genealogy in the Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Although both the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are part of the UK, they keep many of their own records, complicating things for any family history researcher....
Genealogy Resources In Australia And New Zealand
Genealogy Resources In Australia And New Zealand
There are plenty of genealogy sources you can use trace the family history of relatives who went to Australia or New Zealand....
How To Use And Find Native American Genealogy Records
How To Use And Find Native American Genealogy Records
Finding genealogy records for Native Americans isn't always easy. Yet more exist than you might imagine, and this shows you where to obtain and how to use them....
Ireland Vital Records
Ireland Vital Records
You can find vital records in Ireland from the time civil registration began, but you can also go further back in church registers, many of which are available....
Irish Census Records
Irish Census Records
Although most of the 19th century Irish census records have been lost, there are still some census records of many types, to help you trace your ancestors....
Irish Emigration Records And Genealogy
Irish Emigration Records And Genealogy
The Irish it seems, emigrated everywhere. There are many genealogy records you can consult for the movements of your ancestors Ireland to America, Canada, New Zealand…...
Jewish Genealogy Sources
Jewish Genealogy Sources
If you're Jewish, your family almost certainly originated outside Britain, and there are resources to help you trace them....
New Zealand Birth Records
New Zealand Birth Records
The registration of births became compulsory in New Zealand in 1848. This tells you how and where to find the birth records....
New Zealand Death Records
New Zealand Death Records
Official registration of deaths in New Zealand began in 1848. This tells you how to trace the death records of your ancestors....
New Zealand Maori Records
New Zealand Maori Records
A lot of Maori records are separate from European, and of course the culture is unique. This tells you how to investigate Maori ancestors, their familes and land....
New Zealand Marriage Records
New Zealand Marriage Records
Marriage certificates in New Zealand are kept by the Registrar General. This tells you how to search for and obtain marriage certificates for your ancestors....
New Zealand Military Records
New Zealand Military Records
New Zealand has been very thorough with its military records and for those whose ancestors served, they can offer plenty of information....
New Zealand Vessel Arrival Information to Trace Ancestors
New Zealand Vessel Arrival Information to Trace Ancestors
Immigrants arrived in New Zealand by ship, and in many cases it's possible to track their arrival by passenger lists. This tells you how to do that....
Other Useful Genealogy Records In Australia
Other Useful Genealogy Records In Australia
There are other avenues that can be useful when researching Australian genealogy. This guides you down some of those roads to discovering your family history....
Researching Australia Immigrant Records for Family History
Researching Australia Immigrant Records for Family History
Until quite recently, all immigrants to Australia arrived by sea, so passenger lists can be vital in tracing you're ancestors. This tells you how to find those lists....
Scotland Poor Law Records and Genealogy Research
Scotland Poor Law Records and Genealogy Research
If your Scots ancestors were poor, it’s worth checking the poor law records in their parish to see if they received assistance....
Scottish Births & Birth Certificates to Trace Ancestors
Scottish Births & Birth Certificates to Trace Ancestors
It’s easy to access birth records in Scotland, even those that date back before compulsory registration in 1855....
Scottish Death Records and Family History Research
Scottish Death Records and Family History Research
After 1855, records of death are easy to access. Before that you need to look in the old parochial registers....
Scottish Marriage and Family History Research
Scottish Marriage and Family History Research
Tracing marriages after 1855 is easy in Scotland. Before that, however, it becomes a little trickier....
Searching for an Australian Will to Research Your Family History
Searching for an Australian Will to Research Your Family History
Wills are valuable tools for family researchers. This tells you where to find wills from the different Australian states....
The Clearance and Scottish Emigration
The Clearance and Scottish Emigration
The Highland Clearances lasted a full century and forced many Scots to emigrate, while also coming close to eradicating the Gaelic language in the country....
The Importance of Ellis Island in American Immigration
The Importance of Ellis Island in American Immigration
Ellis Island remains the iconic symbol of immigration to the US, and 100 million Americans have ancestors who passed through it....
The Importance of Wills In Irish Genealogy
The Importance of Wills In Irish Genealogy
Wills are a great avenue in genealogy. Although many Irish wills were lost in a 1922 fire, you can still find plenty of records to help you in your genealogy search....
The International Genealogical Index and Your Family Tree Research
The International Genealogical Index and Your Family Tree Research
The International Genealogical Index, although neither complete nor perfect, is the single best resource for genealogical records, a huge undertaking by the Mormon…...
The Irish Potato Famine and Emigration
The Irish Potato Famine and Emigration
The Great Famine was a spur to Irish emigration, much of it to America, where they formed a significant part of the population....
The Use Of U.S. Birth, Marriages And Death Certificates In Genealogy
The Use Of U.S. Birth, Marriages And Death Certificates In Genealogy
Perhaps surprisingly, there's no central repository of U.S. birth, marriage and death records. This tells you how to go about finding them....
Transportation Before Australia
Transportation Before Australia
Before Australia was used as a penal colony prisoners were transported to American and to the West Indies....
U.S. Land Records
U.S. Land Records
There's a wealth of land records dating back to colonial times that can give you information about your ancestors. This tells you where to access them....
US Census Records And Genealogy
US Census Records And Genealogy
U S census records can be quite expansive and a great genealogy resource. Although most of them, the information you'll discover about your ancestors makes the process…...
Using Archived Scottish Wills To Trace Ancestors
Using Archived Scottish Wills To Trace Ancestors
Wills can tell you a lot about the way your ancestors lived, and the relationships within their families....
Using Australian Aboriginal Records to Trace Your Family History
Using Australian Aboriginal Records to Trace Your Family History
From a genealogist's point of view, Australian Aboriginal records are thin. But there are some now available through several different archives that can be searched....
Using Canadian Genealogy Sources
Using Canadian Genealogy Sources
Canada has extensive genealogy resources about the people who've populated the country. This is how to find them....
Using The Electoral Rolls For Genealogy Research In New Zealand
Using The Electoral Rolls For Genealogy Research In New Zealand
The New Zealand electoral rolls can prove to be a genealogy treasure trove for those researching family history. This tells you what you can find and where to find it....
Using the US Registry of War Ration Books
Using the US Registry of War Ration Books
The Registry of Ration Books is a growing and useful avenue for those researching family history in the US during World War Two....
Using U.S. African-American Records To Trace Ancestors Abroad
Using U.S. African-American Records To Trace Ancestors Abroad
Because of slavery, finding records on African-Americans before the Civil War is almost impossible. But for the period beginning with Reconstruction, records start to…...
Using U.S. Military Records to Trace Ancestors Abroad
Using U.S. Military Records to Trace Ancestors Abroad
The military has played a vital part in the U.S. since colonial times. This tells you where to find the military records of your ancestors....
Using U.S. Resources To Trace Ancestors Abroad
Using U.S. Resources To Trace Ancestors Abroad
There are many ways to trace relatives who emigrated to the United States. This offers you a guide to finding the records you'll need....
Using Voters' Records for Tracing US Relatives
Using Voters' Records for Tracing US Relatives
There are many excellent sources for tracing family history in the US, but one that's often overlooked is voter records, which can offer great information....
What If You Have Asian Roots?
What If You Have Asian Roots?
If you have roots in India or Pakistan, sometimes it's easy to trace your family, but in other cases it can be trickier - but we help you find the way....
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