Record References Don’t waste time searching for records that don’t exist—these cheat sheets list available records and time periods. Here’s a list of the cheat sheets currently available in this category. Check back often as we’ll continue to add new ones. Naturalization Laws Timeline What laws might have affected your...
Download a free printable Family Tree Template for Excel or Google Sheets that shows 6 generations on a single page. This is great for genealogy projects. It was inspired by the family tree view on ancestry.com and familysearch.org, and makes efficient use of the space on the left of the page. Design by Vertex42.com.
One of the best ways of preserving your family history and to make the most of your research is to make a family tree album that can help you preserve the information for future generations. Making a family tree album can also help to bring all the family stories and pictures together so that your
There are many ways of finding out about an ancestor's parents, but one of the main ways is to use vital records such as birth and marriage certificates because marriage certificates normally include the father's name, and birth certificates both parents names unless the child was illegitimate. The first place to look to find an
Illegitimacy was not uncommon in earlier centuries. About 5% of all children born in England and Wales between 1837 and 1965 were illegitimate, which means they were born out of wedlock. Many family tree researchers will find during their research that there is at least one illegitimate ancestor in their family. Illegitimacy is no longer