Yearbooks On

Have you ever found a parent's old yearbook? It can be a lot of fun looking through old class photos and seeing which sports teams and clubs they were a part of. has a great collection of both high school and college yearbooks going back to the early 1900s for you to search. How do you search this collection? It's easy. Starting on the Archives search page, simply click... Read More »

Vital Records From The Golden State

California has a great history involving the Gold Rush and a rapidly growing population since it was first settled by the Spanish in 1769. If your ancestors were from California or travelled here during the rapid population boom of the Gold Rush, there are several records on the that can help you track down your golden state ancestors and make you yell, 'Eureka!' Here is a list of some... Read More »

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors With Griffith's Valuation

All countries have certain records that form a basis for most research. In the United States, it would be the federal census. For Ireland, one source that you should always consult is the Primary Valuation of Ireland, commonly called "Griffith's Valuation." Griffith's Valuation was taken between 1848 and 1864 and is a list of occupiers of land and the value of the property. It covers approximately 80% of Ireland's tenements.... Read More »

Kentucky Research: Vital Records for the Bluegrass State

With its rolling hills, deep forests, and rushing rivers, Kentucky is a beautiful state. Kentucky is also rich in genealogical resources. Let's take a look at some of the vital record collections you'll find on Read More »

Using the 1850 Mortality Schedule

You've probably thought of using the census to find your ancestors living with their families. But have you thought about using it to find when an ancestor died and their cause of death? In certain censuses, such as 1850, you can do just that. Read More »

Rhode Island: Vital Records in the Ocean State

Rhode Island is the smallest of the 50 states, but it has a lot of genealogy. Recently, launched three Rhode Island vital records collections. Let's take a look at them and how they can help your genealogy. Read More »

5 Fantastic Collections from 2013

It's the time of year when people start feeling nostalgic. (It seems natural for a genealogist to look backward!) Here's a look at five fantastic record collections that were added to during 2013. Read More »

Highlight: Massachusetts Collections

Pilgrims are popular this time of year, but there is a lot more to Massachusetts genealogy. As Thanksgiving approaches, let's take a look at some of the Massachusetts collections on Read More »

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