Family History and Genealogy Services

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Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Community


Many genealogy blogs are unique in that they offer a real value, in the form of research tips, guides to record types and the inside scoop on family history companies and organizations.

  • Genealogy. Kimberly Powell.
  • Accidental Genealogist. Lisa Alzo.

  • Ancestry Insider. The author of this blog presents perspectives on and His goal is to present, defend, and constructively criticize both of these sites.
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  • Casefile Clues. Casefile Clues is Michael John Neill's weekly how to genealogy newsletter for experienced family history researchers. Casefile Clues focuses on methods, sources, and analysis, while including citations in a clear, easy-to-follow and understand format.
  • Dear MYRTLE - Your Friend In Genealogy. Has been providing advice for family historians and genealogists since 1995. The purpose of her blog is to engage genealogists, both beginning and advanced, in a variety of conversations related to helping others get out of their genealogy ruts, hearing the success of others, and even learning about the latest software and trends in the industry.
  • Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. Covers a full gamut of genealogy topics. Featuring a mix of breaking news, conference updates, product reviews, and how-to articles, covers a lot of ground.

  • Family Matters. The author of this blog focuses on technology support for family historians. This support ranges from knowing how to edit tags to sharing genealogical information. Other key topics include genealogy tools, collaboration, research, and more.
  • Family Roots Radio. Kory L. Meyerink.

  • Familypedia: Genealogy. Articles relating to genealogy, linking people, times and places.

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki. Thousands of family history research articles and how-to-instructions covering Denmakr, England, Germany, Scotland, the United States, and Wales. Conduct a keyword search or click "Getting Started" near the bottom of the page to browse topics.

  • FootNoteMaven. This blog features scholarly genealogical pieces.
  • GeneaBloggers.
  • Genealogy Canada. A frequently updated site/blog for genealogy resources and links for Canadian ancestors.
  • Genea-Musings. Genealogy research tips, genealogy news items, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keypad of Randy Seaver, who thinks that Genealogy Is FUN!  Randall J. Seaver.
  • The Genealogue. Christopher Dunham. Features funny story links and much original material. Has the tagline, “Genealogy News You Can’t Possibly Use.”
  • Genealogy Blog. Is a place for the genealogy community to come and share information. The blog covers the latest news in the genealogy field, provides announcements, quick reviews of new products, and provides useful information and tips for genealogists.
  • Genealogy Blog Finder. Browse genealogical blogs in several dozen categories, search for a particular blog, or look for a phrase in all the blogs' posts. Now tracking 1,700 genealogy blogs
  • Genealogy Blogs and Podcasts. A Directory of Online Genealogy Journals, Newsletters, Random Writings and Podcasting selected by Joe Beine - chosen because he likes them
  • Genealogy Education. The purpose of this blog is to serve as a source of ideas, information and inspiration for those who teach, lecture or organize genealogy events.  By Kenneth G. Aitken.

  • Genealogy Gems Podcast. Twice-monthly educational podcasts, plus blog posts showcasing ancestral photographs and more.
  • Genealogy Guys Podcast. George G. Morgan and Drew Smith discuss genealogy.

  • Genealogy Insider. Written by Diane Haddad, Managing Editor of Family Tree Magazine. The blog features a variety of websites, resources, genealogy events, genealogical records, and much more.
  • Genealogy Roots Blog. The Genealogy Roots Blog is for finding online genealogy databases, records and resources. The focus is on vital records (birth, marriage, divorce & death records), census records, naturalization records, military records and ship passenger lists. The Genealogy Roots Blog is based in the USA, but online European, Canadian, and other records sources are sometimes included. Mixed in with all this you will occasionally find a fun post or genealogy news.
  • Genealogy Websites I Don't Hate. Christopher Dunham.
  • GenWeekly: Helping You Find Your Roots.
  • George G. Morgan's "Along Those Lines ... "

  • Janet's Genealogy Blog. "My story, discoveries, tips, software, books, URLs, in my journey to fill in my family tree."
  • Life in Possum Holler. Blog of Carolyn Earle Billingsley.
  • The Newberry Library Genealogy News. Upcoming events, new resources, research tips and other information from the Local and Family History Department, Newberry Library.
  • Renee's Genealogy Blog. By Renee Zamora.
  • Michael Neill.

  • Roots Television / Roots Video. Genealogy news and tips presented in a blog format, but with videos. Clips include interviews, episodes from Tracing Your Family Roots, latest news, and the occasional not-quite-genealogy--but-related clip.
  • Genealogy News, Articles and Blogs.
  • Russian Genealogist.  The only English Blog about genealogy in Russia and ex-USSR.

  • Susan's Genealogy Blog. Susan Farrell Bankhead, Certified Genealogist.
  • Tracing the Tribe. Jewish genealogy.

  • 24/7 Family History Circle. Latest incarnation of the popular family history newsletter produced by Juliana Smith for

  • Upstate NY Genealogy Notes. Dick Hillenbrand.

  • We Relate. Sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy in partnership with the Allen County Public Library, the site features information about more than 2 million people and families. "We are the world's largest genealogy wiki with pages for over 2,000,000 people and families and growing."

Chat Rooms

Ethnic Research Forums



  • Ancestral Attic: Poland Research and Tours.

  • Sirius Genealogy. Sirius Genealogy 2.0 (, a Sirius Innovations, LLC community, is the leading Internet community for amateur and professional genealogists. Helping genealogists to improve their research process using technology is our primary mission.

  • Smith, Drew. Social Networking for Genealogists. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2009. Using genealogy-related examples, Smith demonstrates how many social networking and Web 2.0 sites and services can be used to share resources and communicate with other genealogists.

Mailing Lists


  • Surname Newsgroups. Blogs, Genealogy Newsletters and Periodicals. Information on how to create, establish, manage, publish  and communicate through surname newsgroups, one-name societies, genealogy newsletters,  family organization periodicals and blogs.


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