The Family History Guide: Learning Path Projects

The Learning Path project section takes you step-by-step through each of the four main family history sites: FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage and Findmypast. Each site has a wide array of historical records, but when combined together have a much broader collection of data, creating a better landscape for you to explore your ancestry. Our site acts […]

The Best Sharing Solution for Family History

Isn’t it about time we dragged family history publishing and sharing into the 21st century? Meet Alice. She started researching her family history online and discovered amazing access to old records and ancestors. But after a lot of time and effort, Alice found herself locked into a research service with never-ending hints and matches to […]

Cheryl Finds Lost Photo Of Mariner Ancestors | Who Do You Think You Are

she wants to know more about her seafaring ancestors. she’s come to the Discovery Museum in Newcastle to meet Carolyn ball who runs the archives hi sir I was wondering if you could help me abate rocket rife and I brought over this family tree which is basically the moment all I have okay and […]

What Your Family History Can’t Tell You

Thanks to the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute for supporting this episode of SciShow. [♪ INTRO] The first time you visit a new doctor, they’ll probably ask about your family history. Everything from heart disease to certain cancers to type 2 diabetes—if one of your close relatives has had it, they […]

What Lisa Guerrero Learned About Her Background When She Took the MyHeritage DNA Test

– [Narrator] We teamed up with MyHeritage and their expert Rafi Mendelsohn to reveal exciting information about Lisa Guerrero’s family background. – I took the MyHeritage DNA test and my mom is from Chile and my father is from the U.S.. So, I’m very curious about the results. – Well Lisa, as you know, the […]

Research Around OCR Errors When Using Newspapers in Genealogy

The quality of images of old newspapers that you are searching on newspaper websites dramatically impacts the types of results that you will receive. The reason is the optical character recognition scans on these old newspapers to use computers to index images. Today we’re going to talk about how to overcome some of the problems […]

A father took an at-home DNA test. His son was then falsely accused of murder

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported last night, genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people use to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool for police to crack previously unsolved crimes. Tonight, William Brangham is back to explore the growing privacy debate around this new technique and why some people are urging […]

Football DNA — Robert Pires

I will present you today with your DNA results. That’s me? Iberian: 48.5%. 38% Italian? It’s a lot! 4.2% Irish, Scottish and Welsh. 2% English. Your Portuguese ancestors are mostly from a region called São João da Ribeira. So, in fact, all your ancestors in the area got married, were baptized and married in the […]

Should You Opt-Out of Law Enforcement Use on FamilyTree DNA? A Segment of DNA

you might have heard that family tree DNA had some issues with law enforcement so is there something that you should do with your account now howdy I am Andy Lee with family history fanatics and this is a segment of DNA be sure to subscribe to our Channel and click on the bell if […]