1910s

October 12, 1918: The Spanish Flu

Between January 1918 and December 1920, the Spanish Flu killed up to 625,000 Americans and more than 50 million people worldwide. If you search your own family tree, chances are, […]

Ancestry

Ancestry’s New Ethnicity Estimates

In 2006, Ancestry.com began offering direct-to-consumer DNA tests. Since then, the company has analyzed the genetic code of over 10 million participants. Over the years, Ancestry has been expanding and […]

1930s

The Trump Babies of Milwaukee

“My dad told me I was left on the doorstep of Humboldt and Meinecke.” Lawrence* was trying to recall any additional details about his search for his biological parents. He […]

Austria

Translating Parish Records – Births

Most Hungarian birth/baptismal records prior to October 1895 will be found in Catholic Church parish registers. At the time, Hungary was predominantly Catholic, accounting for over 60% of the country’s […]

Genealogy

Translating Parish Records – Deaths

Paging through a book of death records from the 1800s can be a pretty dismal task. With tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, and a slew of other nasty ailments decimating the population, […]