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Profile of the Day: Patrick Stewart

Happy birthday to Patrick Stewart! A veteran of the stage and screen, Stewart’s versatile career has spanned from the works of Shakespeare to some of popular…

Profile of the Day: George Eastman

On this day in 1854, American inventor and philanthropist George Eastman was born. Image: George Eastman / Library of Congress Eastman was born on July…

Are You Related To Mick Jagger?

Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who has gained worldwide fame as the lead…

Christine Chiang Discovers Living Chinese Relatives and Treasured Ancestral Jiapu

Christine Chiang didn’t grow up knowing her extended family. Her parents, who were each single children, left all family records behind when they moved from mainland China to Taiwan before Christine was born. The only relatives she knew were her parents, sister, and brother.  After receiving a university degree in Chinese literature, she landed…

1890 Census Records Research Guide

Fast Facts/What Happened? Form Image Questions Online Search How to Read Resources Lost to fire except for fragments, the 1890 forms adopted a dramatically different,…

RootsTech Connect Coming Back in 2022

Today, FamilySearch announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. After welcoming over one million visitors…

Monthly Record Update for June 2021

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in June of 2021 with over 31 million new indexed family history records and almost 7 million Catholic church records…

Everything You Need to Know About Surnames

Surname Definition Surname Origins and Meanings Surname Research Surnames and Spelling Common Surnames Google Search Tips Unique Surnames Surnames and Nationality Maiden Names Surnames, also…