20 Gifts for Genealogists

Gift shopping can be difficult, especially for older adults. Not only do they simply buy items they need for themselves, most people seem to be trying to declutter after years of accumulating stuff. That leaves me trying to think of clutter-free yet useful gifts on a budget, and -- as you know -- that is HARD. Gifts for genealogists, however, are plentiful. Read More »

France Genealogy Research

Much like state archives in the US, France's departments have governmental archives. Lucky for those of us who can't visit in person, these records are online with free access to view and download. There are restrictions on publishing (in other words, don't upload the records to your online tree), but the interface allows downloads of all of the online records for your personal use.

This free access to the departmental archives is a great way to further your research on your French ancestors. Read More »