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Back to School Photo Contest with MyHeritage!

Whether or not you’re heading back to an educational institution with a bag full of blank notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils, maybe you have some…

Arabic Calligraphy through the Ages

The flowing, beautiful nature of the Arabic alphabet makes it the perfect language for calligraphy, or artistic handwriting. This gorgeous art has been passed down…

How to Use Geneanet

If you’re eager to say bonjour to your French ancestors, Geneanet might be just what you’ve been chercher-ing for. Founded in 1996 as LPF—a French…

A Quick Tour of AccessGenealogy

00:00:01 AccessGenealogy is a free website that points to online resources for your US genealogy research. Hi, I’m Sunny Morton, here with a quick tour…

What Is Labor Day? History and Meaning

Labor Day is different than other holidays around the world. It isn’t associated with a religious observance in the way that Christmas, Passover, or Ramadan are. Nor…

Profile of the Day: Jorge Luis Borges

On this day in 1899, Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image: Jorge Luis Borges / Library of…

Are You Related To Zendaya?

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer…

Profile of the Day: Gene Kelly

Remember watching Singin’ in the Rain? On this day in 1912, star Gene Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Image: Gene Kelly / Wikimedia Commons Eugene…

Genealogy Q&A: Researching Ancestor Occupations

Prang’s aids for object teaching. Trades & occupations – Plate 9. Haymaking. , ca. 1875. (Library of Congress) General Government Medical Mining Railroad Religious Retail…

Art and Music of the Middle East

The art of the Middle East carries with it thousands of years of human history and is as varied as the many artists who create…

1810 Census Records Research Guide

Fast Facts Form Image Questions Online Search How to Read Resources Census Records Deep-dive into US census records and other population counts. From helpful research…