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  • Find Out If You Are Related To Anyone Famous at OneGr...
    By on June 20th, 2013 | 95 Comments95 Comments Comments
    For many historical figures, a great deal of family history research has been done already. If your own family tree leads back to one of these individuals, then verifying the story can be simple. At OneGreatFamily, we have the genealogies of some famous people. You can find their genealogies by visiting the OneGreatFamily Famous Ancestors Page. We...
  • Finding Ancestors in City Directories
    By on April 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Researching your ancestors can be a long and arduous task if you don’t know the best places to search or the right tools to use. Conventional methods of gaining information on people such as the newspaper might seem useful, but only if the person you are investigating is of enough significance to appear in the tabloids. However, finding ancestors...
  • Learning About Your Family, With Yearbooks
    By on April 25th, 2012 | 4 Comments4 Comments Comments
    Year Books offer us a great reminder of our days gone by. We can thumb through them before reunions to see who had the big hair, who was destined for sports greatness, and who the chess club elite were. They can also offer us a glimpse into our family history when we view year books our relatives make an appearance in. There are many great ways tha...
  • How Important are Vital Records for Your Genealogy Re...
    By on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments Comments
    Discovering the history of your origin is both an exciting and difficult journey to traverse. Sometimes the journey can produce interesting and enticing results, whilst others can unearth long and forgotten history that may have been better left lost. Regardless, there is an undeniable urge to pinpoint our past in order to establish our future, and...
  • How to Find Your Irish Ancestors – Part 2
    By on March 15th, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Go back to: How to find your Irish Ancestors – Part One Retracing your history no longer has to be a hassle, when you have the Internet at your disposal, an invaluable tool in the human thrive for knowledge and understanding. When you want to learn of your Irish heritage or how to find your Irish ancestors, the use of the internet provides webs...
  • How to Find Your Irish Ancestors – Part 1
    By on March 14th, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Know what information you are looking for When you are searching to reconnect with your cultural roots, it is important to first establish what aspect you are searching for. Are you looking to find out how far your genealogy traces back, connect your family with that of royalty or historic locations or you just wish to know how to find your Irish ...
  • Mormon Genealogy Research – How to Get Started
    By on December 28th, 2011 | 13 Comments13 Comments Comments
    Step 1: Gather the Right Tools Accurate records are essential for any genealogy project. Some people prefer to trace their Mormon ancestry on paper, while others would rather keep their research preserved in digital format. There are dozens of computer programs that can keep family history records organized, including a free LDS genealogy program ...
  • Ancestry DNA Testing: 10 Things You Need to Know
    By on December 23rd, 2011 | 17 Comments17 Comments Comments
    #1: DNA Testing Can’t Take the Place of Research While a genealogy DNA test can offer clues to a person’s origins and can determine if two people may be related, it will not provide you with a complete family tree. DNA testing is a supplement to genealogy research and is most often used to confirm the information that has been compiled through...
  • How to Complete a Family Tree Chart
    By on July 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Facebook At first glance, Facebook may not seem like a genealogy tool, but completing a family tree is much easier with access to the enormous pool of Facebook users currently online. Facebook can connect you with long lost family members as easily as long lost friends; it even has an app affiliated with the history site Footnote.com. The Footnote...
  • How to Trace Your German Ancestry
    By on June 10th, 2011 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Germany has a more fragmented history than most nations; it first became recognized as a unified country in 1871, and before that was comprised of loosely associated kingdoms, cities, and private estates. This can make tracing German ancestry more difficult than it seems at first glance, as some records for individuals or families with Germanic he...


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