Introducing the “How I Solved It” Series

We’re excited to announce a new theme for our blog: “How I Solved It“. Each week we’ll share curated guest posts from bloggers from around the web that we’ve handpicked just to share with you as well as stories from our own personal genealogy adventures. These blog posts will highlight sound research methodology and techniques …

Another Mystery Solved: Who was “Leonara Morreau”?

It still amazes me that people find my blog, leave a comment, and then lead me to answers to questions about my family’s history.  Just a month ago someone named Shyanne left a comment that led me to answers to another question I had been unable to resolve several years ago. First, some background: Back …

How I’m doing better family history with RootsFinder

My quest for better family history has been going for 25 years. I started as a teenager in the 90’s. Computers were just becoming “a thing” (it was a big deal to have an email address) and genealogy was just beginning to make a presence on the emerging Internet. I got A TON of booklets and …

How Do I Start My Family History Research with RootsFinder?

A few of our new users have asked “How do I start my family history research?” Thanks to partner hints and the web clipper, it’s much faster and easier start family history research with RootsFinder than other software programs. Here’s how you can begin building your family tree. 1. Start family history research fast by …

The evidence analysis report is the best new tool for easy family history research

Evidence-based Genealogy at RootsFinder

One thing that sets RootsFinder apart from other genealogy programs is our evidence-based genealogy approach. We want you to see what information is contained in a source, place the information in context, and then correlate, analyze, and resolve conflicting evidence. These are key steps in good evidence-based genealogy. What is evidence? The term evidence has …

RootsTech 2017

We had an amazing time last week at RootsTech 2017. It was a great conference for our official launch out of beta testing. Here are some of the highlights. Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2017 Presenting RootsFinder at the Innovator Showdown Semifinals on Wednesday was a fantastic experience. Thanks so much to everyone who was there …

Privacy for living people at RootsFinder

Genealogy privacy for living people has been a hot topic lately. My family received a text from my brother the other day with news that his local radio station had been talking about a new genealogy website. He warned us that the site had information about living people which would be open to everyone for …

Fred Trump was quite a character

The Trump Family History

Today Donald Trump became President of the United States. Whether you like “The Donald” or not, the Trump family history reflects the story of most Americans who came in search of a new start. Here is a brief glimpse of their journey from humble origins to Commander in Chief. Click to see President Donald Trump’s …