We’re Related Mobile App

Are You Related to Someone Famous? Last week, the genealogy giant, Ancestry.com, released a new mobile app called “We’re Related.” The We’re Related mobile app is categorized as “Entertainment,” and is more of a novelty than a serious research tool. The We’re Related mobile app product description reads: Find fame and friendships in your family. We’re

Locating Burial Sites of Your Ancestors

Headstones and Burial Sites Locating burial sites of your ancestors can be very rewarding. Many people feel a personal connection when standing in front of an ancestor’s headstone. Headstones can reveal information about your ancestor. The headstone itself, or its proximity to other headstones, can also contain clues to other family relationships. In the past,

The Family Nexus Mobile App

The Family Nexus Mobile App

It’s Coming! I am pleased to formally announce that The Family Nexus Mobile App is under development! A beta version should be available sometime in December. Following our beta testing period it will be available for free download from the Apple store! And don’t worry – an Android version will be developed as well! If

Mapping Ancestral Residences

Family History Discoveries: Mapping Ancestral Residences

Columbus Day Today we celebrate Columbus Day. We honor this explorer who had a dream and set out to find a faster, shorter route to India. We honor him as the Discoverer of this “New World” for Europeans. Never mind that the Welsh claim that Maddoc was here almost 300 years earlier. Never mind that the

Ancestral Travel Planning

7 Tips For Planning an Unforgettable Trip to Ancestral Homelands

I asked Carole from Encore Journeys to share some tips about planning an unforgettable trip to ancestral homelands with your family. Encore Journeys specializes in European travel and has helped many people “go back to their roots” using their ancestral travel planning services. She provides 7 really great ideas! Create an Unforgettable Family Reunion with Your Past You’ve