Love those waving green leaves!

I popped into and found a new hint, one of those waving green leaves.


The Scot in North Ireland, North Britain, and North America

Among’s new records is the book, The Scotch-Irish, or The Scot in North Ireland, North Britain, and North America.

Written by Charles A. Hanna and published in 1902, the book fills nearly 1300 pages in two volumes. The tome “outlines the most noteworthy events of Scottish history… (and)… mentions many prominent Scots-Irish individuals in […]

YouTube interviews (military pensions and historical maps) has shared 8-minute YouTube clips from interviews with genealogical experts, “Exploring U.S. Military Pension Files with Loretta Evans” and “Historical Maps Reveal Much More Than We Think” presented by Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre.


Murphy family bliss, revisited

While browsing Ancestry this week, I re-read a newspaper snippet posted on several family trees. “What a great piece of genealogy for the blog,” I said to myself. Well, it turns out I shared this story with readers a couple years ago. With your indulgence, here it is again:


How good are the new indexes?

When the indexes of Catholic parish records were released by Ancestry and findmypast this month, did you wonder how dependable and thorough they were?

Ancestry discount for AARP members

Here’s something to keep in mind if you’re contemplating a new subscription:

Ancestry offers a 30% discount for AARP members.

Hey, it apparently even applies if you’re already with Ancestry and want to renew!

Check it out:

A penny saved is a penny earned!

(Thanks to FW for another good tip.)

Specials on DNA testing – beware!

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a DNA test, now’s the time to act. Traditionally the major DNA testing companies offer specials around the holidays.


Free access to Ancestry military records

To commemorate Veterans Day, is offering free access to its entire collection of global military records for six days, from November 6 through November 11.

Researching WWII records at NPRC

It’s Family History Month 2015 at where the theme is “Learn something new about your ancestors every day.”


BIG NEWS from Ancestry!

In a press release today, Ancestry announced the launch of 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the U.S. – that means searchable records from 337 years (1668-2005) and all 50 states!