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 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?

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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 »

  • 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 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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