My great aunt was murdered somewhere in the USA around 1970 by her husband. I only know her first name. How do I find out the details? [more inside]
posted by pandini
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Genealogy question: I have a lot of information on my (maternal) ancestors going back about 250 years. It's a huge long list of names, dates, places, and relationships, emailed to me years ago by my mother's cousin. The difficulty I'm having is that the information is organized in a linear fashion, and I'd love to see it in a family-tree type of format so I can better understand (visually) how these people are connected to me. I'm looking for software (free if available) that will allow me to plug in names, dates, and relationships, and will display it in a tree format. Can you recommend a website or service that would allow me to do this? [more inside]
posted by JenMarie
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Do people really trace their family trees back that far? I'm pretty much dead-ended in the 1850s. [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Are there any good, preferably free, widgets that I can use to build a family tree and put it on my blog? Ideally I would like a widget that has some sort of database behind it, and I would link to a database record for a specific ancestor when I write about them . It would also be cool to show an attractive family tree as a navigational tool to go to old blog posts about specific ancestors. You could click links in the genealogy widget to posts about all of the stories that are tagged "great grandpa Joe," for example.
posted by tnygard
on Nov 27, 2010 -
If my maternal grandfather was my (alleged?) great-grandfather's biological son, why would his last name be different from both of his parents'? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69
on Sep 25, 2007 -
Am I related to George Washington? I have a bet with my boyfriend but don't want to do the genealogical research myself. [more inside]
posted by amber_dale
on Feb 11, 2007 -
I'm interested in tracing my family tree. I've toyed around on genealogy.com before, but the sheer volume of information is staggering... and a bit off-putting for a novice like me. Is there a good, reputable, online service that will wade through the garbage and provide you with a well-researched analysis of your lineage? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Oct 31, 2005 -
I'm interested in finding out about my father's side of my family, who is originally from Denmark. Unfortunately, I don't have much contact with that side of the family, so I have no one to ask. Can someone point me in the right direction of a resource that may help?
posted by jackofsaxons
on Nov 26, 2004 -
FamilyTreeFilter: I want to start tracking my family tree. I would like to go back as far as I can, at least to the first ancestors to come to the US. I've found that there are a lot of computer programs for this. Does anyone have any recommendations on software for this? Also, any helpful websites/books/etc?
posted by MrAnonymous
on Nov 3, 2004 -
Is there a free/cheap family-tree program (for the PC) that outputs in ascii text (with dashes, pipe-symbols, etc. as the connectors between people) or HTML format?
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 9, 2004 -