City Directory

"The City Directory: A Genealogical Gold Mine," by William Dollarhide

City directories may be one of the most underused genealogical sources available. Old city directories exist for virtually every community in America, often going back to the establishment of a community. Many of the privately published city…
Ellis Island

REVIEWS OF 4TH EDITION OF The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

If you buy your genealogy books on, we encourage you to read the reviews posted there pertaining to the new 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy.  Most of them are written by users/readers of the 4th edition,…
Genealogy Wiki

Val Greenwood on Genealogy Wikis

Do you know where the term “wiki comes from, or how the concept has become so pervasive on the internet? More important, can you name the most important wikis for genealogy? The following article, which is excerpted from Chapter Nine of the…