GENEALOGY

You can learn a lot about yourself by studying your genealogy. Tracing your family through history can help you appreciate where you come from. In this section we'll explore genealogy and the best ways of researching genealogy.
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How to Use DNA Testing for Genealogy Research

Your DNA is unique and can tell a lot about you. You and your parents share genetic markers, and so will your other relatives. Some people use DNA to research their family history, but how well does it work?

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  • 10 People You Probably Didn't Know Were Black

    10 People You Probably Didn't Know Were Black

    What do Alexandre Dumas, Pete Wentz and Alexander Pushkin have in common? We're not talking about literary talents -- they're all people whose African ancestry is not well-known. Who else is on the list? See more »

  • 10 Tips for Genealogy Scrapbooking

    10 Tips for Genealogy Scrapbooking

    While you can create scrapbooks of parties or vacations, a really meaningful and fun project is to scrapbook your family history. How do you keep all those certificates, clippings and photos from looking like a hot mess? See more »

  • 10 Tips for Mapping Your Family History

    10 Tips for Mapping Your Family History

    You might know your immediate family and even some cousins, but what about how your genes have been traveling through time via your ancestors? What's the best way to get a handle on all that family history? See more »

  • How Family Crests Work

    How Family Crests Work

    Attaching a crest or coat of arms to one's family history sometimes fuels a sense of pride or belonging. However, it will take some serious research to locate your crest. See more »

  • How to Start a Family Genealogy Search

    How to Start a Family Genealogy Search

    After seeing celebs find out about their ancestors on shows like "Finding Your Roots," you might want to do the same. How do you start? See more »

  • How to Use DNA Testing for Genealogy Research

    How to Use DNA Testing for Genealogy Research

    Your DNA is unique and can tell a lot about you. You and your parents share genetic markers, and so will your other relatives. Some people use DNA to research their family history, but how well does it work? See more »

  • Genealogy Websites

    Genealogy Websites

    There are many genealogy Web sites that can help in your search for your ancestors. Learn about online genealogy resources like general search engines, directories, compiled genealogies, transcribed records, online libraries, and more. See more »

  • How Genealogy Works

    How Genealogy Works

    Genealogy is the researching of your family tree. This article explains the steps for building a genealogy, including conducting interviews, researching names and dates, recording data, obtaining records, and using software and other tools. See more »

  • How the Daughters of the American Revolution Works

    How the Daughters of the American Revolution Works

    The DAR is an organization for descendants of Revolutionary patriots. It promotes education, historic preservation and patriotism. How exclusive is it really? See more »

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