If you're lucky, you can use historical newspaper research to find out more about your family's history than you might have ever thought possible! Read about the opportunities and challenges in this kind of research...
With a bit of luck, genealogy research yields many facts and figures. As fascinating as these may be, with a bit of ingenuity and grit you can bring your family's story to life! If your family lived in a big city, learn all about how you can pinpoint the approximate (or even exact) locations where your family lived.
Read about how I learned to read two more historical scripts -- and how you can too!
Genealogy research involves analyzing handwritten documents, the vast majority of which will be in foreign languages. But reading historical documents in German, Russian, and Hebrew, vital to studying Ashkenazi Jewish genealogy, offer specific challenges far beyond those of most other languages. Click to learn more!
Although databases are invaluable in genealogy research, there are also pitfalls to avoid. Read about why sometimes databases are not enough, and what you can do to further your research when this happens.
Discover the immense benefits and considerable challenges of genealogy databases!