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Halloween's ancient history and global parallels

Halloween's ancient history and global parallels

This is the first Halloween without children still living at home, and the house will seem a little less festive. When they were younger, we carved pumpkins, roasted the seeds,...

Halloween's ancient history and global parallels

This is the first Halloween without children still living at home, and the house will seem a little less festive. When they were younger, we carved pumpkins, roasted the seeds,...

23andMe hack: What can genealogists do?

23andMe hack: What can genealogists do?

23andMe, the genetic testing company used by many genealogists, recently admitted that millions of user accounts had been hacked. Why does the 23andMe hack matter, and what should we do...

23andMe hack: What can genealogists do?

23andMe, the genetic testing company used by many genealogists, recently admitted that millions of user accounts had been hacked. Why does the 23andMe hack matter, and what should we do...

Arun Konanur interview, part 2: genealogy patent, brick walls and favorite sites

Arun Konanur interview, part 2: genealogy paten...

Let's continue our interview with genetic genealogist Arun Konanur of Discovering New Ancestors (see part 1 here). In part 2, he shares the story of a "brick wall," his favorite...

Arun Konanur interview, part 2: genealogy paten...

Let's continue our interview with genetic genealogist Arun Konanur of Discovering New Ancestors (see part 1 here). In part 2, he shares the story of a "brick wall," his favorite...

How is a census substitute useful for genealogy?

How is a census substitute useful for genealogy?

Over the weekend, I was catching up with research on some Irish branches and re-read parts of the the excellent Genealogist's Handbook for Irish Research by Marie E. Daly.  The book mentions...

How is a census substitute useful for genealogy?

Over the weekend, I was catching up with research on some Irish branches and re-read parts of the the excellent Genealogist's Handbook for Irish Research by Marie E. Daly.  The book mentions...

Cider and Apple Jack: An American tradition

Cider and Apple Jack: An American tradition

It's autumn, the traditional time for harvesting apples here in New England. Making cider at home is a very old American tradition, as shown in the 1868 painting above ("New...

Cider and Apple Jack: An American tradition

It's autumn, the traditional time for harvesting apples here in New England. Making cider at home is a very old American tradition, as shown in the 1868 painting above ("New...

Why we made the EasyGenie 1870 federal census tracker PDF free and fillable

Why we made the EasyGenie 1870 federal census t...

The 1870 U.S. federal census is a gateway document for family research. For years, it was one of the few census documents freely available online. It was the first to...

Why we made the EasyGenie 1870 federal census t...

The 1870 U.S. federal census is a gateway document for family research. For years, it was one of the few census documents freely available online. It was the first to...