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What to Write in a Journal

So you’ve decided to keep a journal—but you wonder what sort of things you should write about. After all, how can you fit everything you…

Thomas MacEntee: The Abundant Educator

Arising in the pre-dawn hours, Thomas MacEntee begins his day by checking in with MyHeritage in Israel. He enjoys the peace and solitude of the morning, says his daily…

How to Clean and Preserve Tombstones

Tombstones have a long history. The word “cemetery” is Greek for “sleeping chamber,” and (appropriately) Ancient Greeks were among the first to designate land at…

A Genealogist’s Guide to Birth Records

The road to discovering your ancestor’s past is often gated by the need to answer essential questions about his or her beginnings: When was he…

Monthly Record Update for September 2021

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in September of 2021 with over 26 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New…

Profile of the Day: James Dean

On this day in 1955, actor James Dean died in a car crash at the age of 24. Image: James Dean / Wikimedia Commons Dean…

New Relationship Diagram on MyHeritage 

When you add people to your family tree, their relationships to you are calculated automatically. That relationship is then shown anywhere on the MyHeritage site…

Profile of the Day: Ed Sullivan

Do you remember watching The Ed Sullivan Show? On this day in 1901, Ed Sullivan was born. Image: Ed Sullivan / Library of Congress Edward Vincent…

How to Start a Journal

Knowing how to start a journal might seem a bit overwhelming. Maybe your mind conjures up the idea of long handwritten pages, daily written in…