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Early Female Olympians

After being postponed for a year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are now in full swing. Although this year’s games are different due to the COVID-19…

Profile of the Day: Emily Brontë

On this day in 1818, author Emily Brontë was born. Image: Emily Brontë / Wikimedia Commons She was born on July 30 1818 in Thornton,…

Favorite Old-Fashioned Recipes from Family Tree Magazine

Zucchini Bread Mocha Cream Cake Scripture Cake Diane’s Cupcakes Fairy Gingerbread Oatmeal Pecan Cookies “Maw-maw” Marge’s Coffee Cake Lyonnaise Potatoes Cheese Straws Spicy Hot Chocolate…

1840 Census Records Research Guide

Fast Facts Form Image Questions Online Search How to Read Resources The 1840 census was nearly identical to the 1830 census. For details, see the…

DNA Q&A: DNA Testing for Kids for Genealogy

A: Absolutely yes, there is genealogical value in having your children and grandchildren test, but maybe not for the reason you think. When you are…

Profile of the Day: Sir Edmund Hillary

Who are the adventurers in your family tree? On this day in 1919, explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary was born in Auckland, New Zealand.…

Stunning Old-Fashioned Names for Boys and Girls

There is a certain charm to vintage or old-fashioned names. They breathe a sense of ancestral strength and tradition into today’s modern world. This is…

Profile of the Day: Edgar Degas

French painter Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834 in Paris, France. Image: Edgar Degas / Wikimedia Commons He was born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas…

Profile of the Day: Ida B. Wells

On this day in 1862, investigative journalist, educator, and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells was born. Image: Ida B. Wells / National Portrait Gallery,…

Profile of the Day: Rembrandt

Today marks the 415th anniversary of the birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Image: Rembrandt van Rijn / Wikimedia Commons The 17th century painter…