Articles

“Black Dutch” as 19th Century Slur

Chopping a Branch Off Lizzie Borden’s Family Tree

Church Records: Genealogical Clues

Colonial Love & Marriage

Confessions of a Colonial Midwife

The Deep Southern Roots of Stella Stevens

Did Your Ancestor Sign the Declaration of Independence?

DNA Does Not Lie: An Interview with Dr. Kasia Bryc of 23andMe

The Dutch-American Roots of Joan Van Ark

The Dutch Touch Upon America

Finding Mayflower Families

A Finger Pointed: Tennessean Denied 1815 Paternity Claim

The Family Tree of Katherine Helmond

The Family Tree of Roseanne Barr

The Family Tree of Morgan Fairchild

The Golden Globe Winning Genealogist

An Interview with Dan Bucatinsky of Who Do You Think You Are?

An Interview with Kenyatta Berry of Genealogy Roadshow

Is Your Family Tree Accurate?

A Look at Tori Spelling’s Family Tree

Looking Beyond Will Abstracts

“Lost” Texas Death Certificates

Mary Boleyn’s Carey Children: Offspring of Henry VIII? 

Migration Patterns of Our Scottish Ancestors

Model Stephanie Adams’s Odyssey into Her Origins

On the Oregon Trail…

Reality TV Contestant Hopes DNA Test Reveals Father

Roots Rebooted: New Version Uses Real Names—to an Extent

Seventeenth Century Quaker Sought Redress by Undressing

Some English Surnames Reveal Ancestral Residence

Swedish Research: A Case Study

The Tennessee Branches of Joan Crawford’s Family Tree

A Texas Oil Dynasty: The Family Tree of Cullen Davis

The Irish-American Roots of William Frawley (“Fred Mertz”)

The Use and Abuse of the Coat-of-Arms and Crest

Vintage True-Crime Magazines are Useful to Genealogists

Was Your Ancestor Courteous—Or, Did He Just Wear Short Stockings?

Watch Out for Fake Family Trees

Weaselhead, Devil, and Drunkard: Surnames Originating as Insults

The Welsh: Surnames and Migrations

What is an Inquisition post mortem?