What does a young Genealogist look like?

A young genealogist by definition is young and for us, that means between the ages of 13 and 24. Within the genealogical community, there are around 30 to 50 young genealogists, and around half of us are part of The Hidden Branch. Most of us are in America but there...

Ten fun projects for kids and teens!

1. Transcribe a census record. This is fun and easy. You can transcribe your family or a random person in the census or you could transcribe records on FamilySearch or similar websites. This project works for American genealogy as well as International research. After...

What’s In A Name?

So, my first ‘tip’ for young genealogists is to not take names so seriously. Unless you have someone named, for example, Robert Herbert Marshmallow and you are able to find a vital record for a Robert Herbert Marshmallow. In that case, you are lucky. But...