Records are the cornerstones of family history research. Learn how to get the most from the rich collections on Ancestry.com.
Census records are among the most used and most useful records available for family history research.
Your ancestor's decision to leave his home and come to America is a special part of your family story. Immigration records help tell that story and can include clues that will lead your research even further.
Military records can be full of details that enrich your family story. In this webinar, Juliana Smith helps you to identify folks in your family tree who may have served and takes you on a tour of some of the military resources on Ancestry.com.
At its most simple, family history involves discovering bits of the most basic information about our ancestors: When were they born? Where were they married? How did they die? How do you find these cornerstones of family history. Click here to read on.
Everyone can use a little guidance from time to time, especially when your family's history leads you to unfamiliar records, faraway places, and distant eras. We’re creating a series of research guides to help you through these new experiences and alert you to collections on Ancestry.com that can help.