Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O'Dowd as a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy. But Guest didn't do it alone as British actor and filmmaker Jim Piddock co-created the funnyman's version of Who Do You Think You Are?...
Involving the younger generations in family history is not magic. Let's take my answer apart and look at its three features to create our next generation of family history fans!
While Peter was helping me with a substantial family will from the mid 1800s, he noted that one of my ancestors named as an heir in the will was a Reverend. He casually suggested that I might want to investigate the website for the Church of England Clergy.
I have encountered many pundits screaming the demand that all genealogy MUST be shared, open, and available to all (no, it does not). Funny they never care about the quality of what gets shared. I encountered many others just screaming anything in an effort to simply grow the pool of potential money for themselves.
We all love to get tips on how to be better, more effective, efficient, etc. This is sure true for me when I am doing my genealogy and family history work. Unfortunately, I have found that often times the 'tips' are so involved, complex, and time consuming that if I followed them I would never have time to do any real work tracing my family, which is what I love the most!
Look a little closer at this vintage family photo of children larking around on the beach - could one of the boys be your
As Nigel Tufnel, the raddled English rocker who wants his amp to go “one louder”, Christopher Guest secured his place in
Britain may be an island, but it has never been isolated from the rest of the world. Our ancestors have been travelling to
As the holiday season begins to approach, I offer this advice to anyone who is lucky enough to have a family history buff or genealogist in the family. I suggest you write these down on a 3 x 5 card and stick them in your pocket, purse, or wallet for quick reference. At one party or another you are bound to silently say 'thank you, Scott!
If you have found your relatives, these detailed records will have told you their addresses, their birthplaces – and their