Happy Holidays!

From all of us at RootsPoint we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the joy the holiday season brings.  

A Genealogy Black Friday Special!

  We have a special offer for you! 50% off a one year subscription to our UK Census collection! This means the already low price of $18.99 is now only $9.99! Find your ancestors in the 1841-1901 England and Wales Census for pennies a day. Learn more about this special offer by clicking  here.   Hurry and take advantage of …

Do More Than Eat Turkey: The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Let’s face it, there’s a lot to look forward to at Thanksgiving. Why not take advantage of this time together as a family and record some memories? Let’s all join in on The Great Thanksgiving Listen initiated by Story Corps. According to the Story Corps Facebook page, “Our goal over Thanksgiving is to record as many interviews in one weekend as we’ve …

Books to Research Military Ancestors

Looking to build your military genealogy book collection? Here’s a few books available from GenMall to help your research:   Index To U.S. Invalid Pension Records, 1801-1815 A List Of Pensioners Of The War Of 1812 [Vermont Claimants] A Chronicle Of War Of 1812 Soldiers, Seamen, And Marines. 1993 Edition With Added Year 2000 Supplement Naval Pensioners Of The United …

Military Records on RootsPoint

  Spend some time this Veterans Day researching your family’s military service. Some of the resources we have available on RootsPoint includes: Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Register (Panama Canal Zone) 1906-1991 Korean War – Dead And Wounded Army Casualties 1950-1953 Korean War – Deceased Military Personnel 1950-1957 Vietnam War – Deceased Military Personnel 1956-2003 Vietnam War – Deceased, Wounded, Ill or …

Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos ends today. It’s a 3 day celebration that ends on November 2nd when families decorate the graves of loved ones. Decorations and private alters encourage the departed souls of loved ones to visit. Those not familiar with Day of the Dead might recall seeing decorated sugar skulls, homemade altars to the …

3 Genealogy Things To Do On Halloween

1. Make a list of all the ancestral death information you need to find. Go through your Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets and notice what death and burial information is missing. Create a to-do list and start searching. 2. Photograph graves at a local cemetery. Has anyone photographed or transcribed the cemeteries nearest you? Use Billion Graves or Find A …

Your Ancestor’s Occupation in the 1940 Census

The 1940 United State Federal Census provides us a snapshot of our family’s work life. Beyond just the typical census question about occupation, the 1940 census asks everyone 14 years old and over the following questions about their job: 21. Was this person at work for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Govt. work during the week of March …

5 Facts About Labor Day

Have you given much thought about the history of Labor Day? Your ancestors have been celebrating this holiday since at least 1894. Here’s a few facts about this September holiday. 1. Labor Day observances started in the 19th century. September 5, 1882 to be exact. That first Labor Day planned by the Central Labor Union was held in New York …