Monday Recap »

Monday Recap for March 4, 2013

Posted March 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

What great finds have you been up to? In case you missed them, here are some interesting genealogy articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere ‘Genealogy is Like Crack’ (The Voice online) – Henry Louis Gates discusses the addictive nature of genealogy Researching Family History: Going the extra mile led to man receiving treasure trove of family genealogy information (Deseret News) – If you ever find family history documents or photos in the trash,… Read the full story

Family Tree Tuesday »

Family Tree Tuesday – John Foster Dulles

Posted February 26, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953-1959. He advocated an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world which made him a significant figure in the early Cold War era. He also advocated support of the French in their war against the Viet Minh in Indochina and it is widely believed that he refused to shake the hand of Zhou Enlai at the Geneva Conference in 1954…. Read the full story

Monday Recap »

Monday Recap for February 25, 2013

Posted February 25, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere The Wismer Saucepan (Adventures in Genealogy blog) – Deb Ruth shares her husband’s second cousin twice removed’s patent record for a new saucepan Harriet Tubman’s Tallahassee descendants loan artifacts to archives ( – In honor of Black History Month, Harriet Tubman’s descendants loan a few of her artifacts to the FAMU Black Archives Photochrom prints: images to use (The Legal Genealogist) – Judy Russell shares… Read the full story

Featured Project »

The Buffalo Soldier

Posted February 22, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
Buffalo Soldiers

February is Black History month in the U.S., where we celebrate and remember the past and present achievements of African-Americans. In 1866, to help rebuild the country after the Civil War, the United States Congress established the first peacetime all-black regiment in the U.S. Army to help patrol the western frontier. About 6,000 African Americans were recruited into six regiments: 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry Regiments. The last four… Read the full story

Family Tree Tuesday »

Family Tree Tuesday – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Posted February 19, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. She wrote the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin which was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery, it became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. The novel energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. After the start of the Civil War, Stowe… Read the full story

Monday Recap »

Recap for February 19, 2013

Posted February 19, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Hope everyone had a great long weekend! Check out some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Genealogy for African-Americans challenging (Standard-Examiner) – An aritcle examining the challenges of African-American genealogy Carpe Diem! Missed Genealogy Opportunities (The Olive Tree Genealogy) – Do you have any missed genealogy opportunities? A 1913 will and property owned 120 years ago (Footsteps and Footprints blog) – Roger Glass shares the last will and testemant of his great-great… Read the full story

Fun with Genealogy »

The Love Story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning

Posted February 14, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments
10 January 1845 . Browning  Robert to Browning  Elizabeth Barrett.    The Browning Letters

It’s Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day brings out the romantic in many of us and what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to read about great love stories in history. Baylor University, in collaboration with Wellesly College digitized the love letters between English poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett. The entire collection is now available online for your viewing pleasure. Elizabeth Barrett came from a prominent and wealthy family and she was already a well… Read the full story

Family Tree Tuesday »

Family Tree Tuesday – Edward Everett Hale

Posted February 12, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Edward Everett Hale

Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman. He was a child prodigy who exhibited extraordinary literary skills. He graduated from Boston Latin School at age 13, then enrolled at Harvard University where he won two Bowdoin prizes and was elected the Class Poet. In 1839, Hale graduated second in his class and then studied at Harvard Divinity School. He was licensed to preach as a Unitarian minister in 1842 by the… Read the full story

Monday Recap »

Monday Recap for February 11, 2013

Posted February 11, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments

We hope everyone had a great weekend! Check out some interesting articles in the world of genealogy below! The Genealogy Sphere MN Woman Discovers Heritage in Swedish Reality Show ( - A woman from Minnesota learns of her ancestry through a reality show in Sweden A tool for finding urban ancestors ( – Tips for using city directories to find relatives Why the princes in the tower are staying six feet under (The Guardian) – Interesting article… Read the full story

News »

New on Geni: DNA Tests for Genealogy!

Posted February 8, 2013 by Amanda | 5 Comments
DNA_infographic (2)

We’re thrilled to announce that DNA tests for genealogy are now available on Geni! Take your genealogy into the new millennium with this cutting-edge technology to enhance your family history research. And for a limited time, we’re offering you a special discount on this revolutionary technology! Have you hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? You can break through these brick walls by identifying your direct paternal line (Y-DNA), direct maternal line (mtDNA) and… Read the full story