Tracing outside your direct line

How I proved my connection to the Helfrich Family by Jen Rickards of Auntie Jen's Family Trees Originally published on Auntie Jen's Family Trees. Visit the original post. There has been a lot of talk amongst genealogists about researching people that are not in your direct line. Some feel it is not necessary. Well I... Continue Reading →

Finding Catherine: Part 2

By Nancy Gilbride Casey Last week, in Part 1, Nancy had a lead on her ancestor Catherine Gilbride. This week we hear what she learned. Please note a correction has been made to Part 1: "Since writing this article in December, my cousin Tom discovered that there had been a Hyde Park Catholic Cemetery in Scranton, as... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Stories: Say Cheese!

In this column we ask our members to share brief stories related to a specific topic each week. For this issue we asked for old photographs, either the oldest photo in the author's collection or the oldest ancestor they have a photograph of. Next Week: With Valentine's Day coming up we want some stories about... Continue Reading →

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