Create A Simple 3-Generation Family Tree In Excel (Tutorial)

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through creating a simple three-generation family tree in Microsoft Excel. This type of tree is a great project for school or as a gift from children to grandparents. Our tips and tricks will help you avoid fiddling endlessly with dragging lines and positioning pictures in Excel. If you want more … Read more

How To Get Adoption Records In Ohio

Were you born in Ohio and adopted inside or outside the state? It used to be very difficult for adoptees to get access to their adoption records in Ohio. However, there were significant changes in recent years that have opened access to adoption files that include your original birth certificate. This article explains the background … Read more

10 Genealogy Quotes From Famous Writers

Here are my favorite quotes about genealogy and family history from well-known writers. Some are intriguing, some are a warning to modern generations, and some are inspirational. You may have seen shorter forms of the full quotes that I present here. I find that these lists often miss most of the meaning. I’ll give you … Read more

Who Owns RootsMagic? (Origins Explained)

The RootsMagic family tree software is owned by RootsMagic Inc. The software company was founded in 1986 under a different name by Bruce Buzbee, who remains President. Buzbee created a prior family history product that was licensed through several larger companies. He released RootsMagic independently in 2002. This article looks at the early events that … Read more