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Family Tree: The Story of Your Family over Time
Family trees are at the core of genealogy research. They're the starting point for understanding your family story. You can use them to store, organize, and share what you find, creating a detailed picture of your family history. Here are the basics on starting your own family tree. Read more about Family Trees
Featured Family History Articles
The 1920 U.S. Census was held at a pivotal moment in American history. Woodrow Wilson was president, soldiers had returned from World War I, and the country was just recovering from the Spanish Flu pandemic. Learn more about the 1920 Census
Naturalization records document the path to citizenship for immigrants to a new country. These records can be valuable sources of information as you explore your family history. Read more about Naturalization
Typically written by family or close friends, an obituary may include the names and relationships of family members. Often obituaries mention both family who survive the deceased as well as those who died previously. Read more about Obituaries
Marriage records are an important part of family history. They answer a number of questions: What was my grandmother's maiden name? Were any of my ancestors married multiple times? Read more about Marriage Records