How to get a Family Coat of Arms

How to get a Family Coat of Arms

Family Coat of Arms are not things of the past. New additions are made by the College of Arms which has been in charge of coat of arms for centuries. So what is the College of Arms? The College of Arms, also known as the College of Heralds, is a royal corporation...

OneGreatFamily Quick Review

Sometimes, searching for family history names can become drudgery. It can get so hard to just add one name to the family tree chart you’ve compiled. But it doesn’t have to be so hard. The Internet has made it so easy to collaborate family tree information...

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are? A familiar question, one that is usually asked when you’re in trouble. However, this time, it takes a different meaning. Seven celebrities embark on a quest to answer the question, “Who do you think you are?” in a new...

How you can turn your Blog into a Book

If you’re like most people, either you or your family members have a blog (a blog is somewhat of a journal kept on the Internet just FYI).  A family member recently commented to me that she wants to have her blog act as her journal, but she wants a way to print...

Five Ideas to overcome genealogy roadblocks

Every once in a while (perhaps more often than we would like) roadblocks, dead ends, and difficulty halt work on a particular line or record search.  It can be quite frustrating, and you may find yourself reviewing sources and leads again and again but making no...

Put your Family History on the Map

We’ve mentioned before that you can use Google Maps and Google Earth to map your family history, but now you can upload and map your family history in a big way with Ancestry.com’s new map tool. First, you’ll need to upload or enter some of your...

Are Your Ancestors on the Wall?

Many folks have an insatiable desire to research their roots to find out who they are and where they come from.  Others, may be marginally interested if at all.  Whether you consider yourself in one buck or the other, or something different.  Few could argue that...

Footnote introduces picture labeling and Vietnam Memorial Project

Footnote.com (a genealogy website) has introduced a feature that allows visitors to upload pictures and then highlight select areas of the picture and add a description or note. Multiple people can add notes to a picture. For example, say you have a scanned photo of...

The Worst Baby Names Ever

Wonder how ugly and unusual baby names can get? There are some crazy baby names out there, or should we say some crazy parents with weird ideas. Al Caholic, Anita Bath, Sloth Washington, Mayor Bland, and Gamble Moore are just a sampling of the names some poor folk had...