nexus [nek-suh s]

noun, plural nexuses, nexus.
1. a means of connection; tie; link.
2. a connected series or group.
3. the core or center, as of a matter or situation.

Feeling connected to our family, living and dead, is why many of us engage in family history research. As we learn about their lives we feel a certain bond or link to them. Furthermore, families are the core of our society and the foundation of our lives. Our family – and the places associated with them – act as a center place for our lives.

The Family Nexus helps families better understand their heritage through the power of place. This site provides resources for helping you interactively engage with the places where your ancestors lived, worked, and died. As you do so, you will feel more connected to your personal family heritage. 

>>Check out the Blog for interesting and educational articles<<
>>Download our Mobile App and get connected to your ancestors<<
>>Bookmark our Resources page of online resources<<

The Family Nexus Blog

I believe anyone can do family history! In The Family Nexus blog I cover a variety of topics related to family history. I try to make them interesting and educational. I have covered topics ranging from beginning to intermediate topics in genealogy research. Check out the blog and join the conversation by leaving comments of your own!

Online Resources

I am actively compiling a list of online resources that are useful in family history research. Each online resource has a link and a description.

Particular attention has been made to resources that relate to Places such as historical maps and land ownership records.

Mobile App

See your family history like never before! The Family Nexus mobile app brings family history to your fingertips to help you make surprising discoveries about your family. The mobile app automatically plots life events from your family tree on an interactive Google map. Visit our Mobile App page to learn more.