Genealogy Adventures

An American Quaker in Afghanistan: Josiah Harlan, Prince of Ghor

I am an adventurer by nature. I mean the kind of adventurer who has enjoyed trekking…

The 1926 Lynching of Raymond Byrd Part II

The August 1926 lynching of my second cousin twice removed, Raymond Arthur Byrd, remains one of…

The New York Public Library Released 180,000 Free Images

The New York Public Library just digitized 180,000 high-resolution items. The public can download them…for free! The…

Thousands of 1890 US Census Records Still Exist

Like many genealogists and family historians, I’ve found the lack of 1890 Census records to be…

FamilySearch’s Free Online Research Courses

FamilySearch.org, the free online genealogy service, has a staggering library of free online genealogy courses. The…

Finding cousins through social media

Ancestry.com has published a helpful video series outlining how to use the power of social media…