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Understanding Japanese Names

Japanese names have a rich and beautiful history, from their meanings to the characters used to write them. Understanding Japanese names will help you connect…

Are You Related To Uma Thurman?

Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert Thurman, is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies and an author, who lived as an ordained…

21 Most Important Civil War Records

Those who served in the Civil War faced untold horrors and challenges. Roughly 750,000 troops never returned home. Battlefield doctors chopped off limbs to save…

Japanese Culture

Japanese culture is ancient and is filled with rites and traditions to honor the family. Because Japan is an island country, it was able to…

Genealogy Q&A: Jewish Genealogy

A: You may be pleasantly surprised that Jewish vital records have survived in Poland for more than 600 towns. In general, the Polish State Archives…

Discover the cemeteries of Slovenia

As part of the Geneanet project “Save our Graves” launched in 2014, more than 3.5 million graves have already been photographed and virtually rescued. This…

7 Ways to Save and Celebrate Family Recipes

Family recipes that have been passed down throughout the generations are about much more than just food—they’re about who created the recipes and the culture…

Profile of the Day: Alfred Mosher Butts

Happy National Scrabble Day! Scrabble Day is observed each year on the birthday of Scrabble inventor Alfred Mosher Butts, who was born on April 13, 1899…

Flag, Medal and Military Uniform Preservation Tips

Preserving Military Uniforms Preserving Medals Family History Q&A: Old Military Uniforms Preserving Flags Military uniforms are made tough and see a lot of action, which…