Where Did Family-Bible Genealogies Come From?
Royal lineage tracing, British laws of inheritance, and patriarchal Protestantism all contributed to the genealogical literacy of some Americans.
How Alex Haley Popularized Ancestral Searching
Today it's easy to have DNA tested. But before that technology was available, Alex Haley's Roots inspired generations to trace their families' histories.
Tracing Orphans in Your Ancestry
Modern-day DNA research is beginning to unlock longstanding mysteries regarding orphans.
Unlocking Your Ancestor’s Political Leanings
Ethnicity and job occupation are but a few factors in tracing the political leanings of your ancestors.
The American Revolution and Genealogy Research
The history of loyalists and rebels in the American Revolution and genealogy research.
Population Studies for the Genealogist
Estimating the accuracy and depth of the records is just one insight genealogist's gain from population studies.
Our Farming Ancestors
While fewer farming family can be found today than many years ago, they still remain an important concept for any genealogist to understand.
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was a global catastrophe that is estimated to have killed between 40 and 50 million people.
The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones
This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.