Urban Anthropology, Inc. is Offering Free Research to Milwaukee Residents

Urban Anthropology, Inc., a Milwaukee based group “dedicated to the celebration of cultural diversity and a holistic approach to urban problem-solving,” is offering free genealogical research. The service is free of charge to Milwaukee residents.

The organization will provide research for ancestors who lived in the United Sates. To start, the recipient must fill out a form, providing your name, parents’ names and grandparents’ names. Research takes about two weeks. The form is available at 707 W. Lincoln Ave.



Urban Anthropology, Inc.

Printable Family Tree Templates

The following news release was written by Savetz Publishing staff:


Seven new family trees and ancestor charts have been added to the Web site FamilyTreeTemplates.net, which offers family tree templates and blank genealogy charts perfect for researchers, young students or anyone interested in tracing their family roots.

The site now offers more than 25 family tree templates that can be instantly downloaded and printed for free in PDF format. Or, site users may opt for a premium, $4 .DOC version that can be edited in Microsoft Word. The .DOC version can be easily customized by keyboarding in family members’ names into the pre-formatted templates.

FamilyTreeTemplates.net was originally launched in September 2008. “I’m really pleased with the response the site has received,” said Kevin Savetz, the site’s creator. “Everyone from classroom teachers to genealogy buffs are finding it fun and easy to instantly download and print these family trees and ancestor charts.”

Savetz said the new additions come directly as a result of site user feedback and requests. “I’ve added more trees for non-traditional families, such as stepfamilies and adoptive families,” he explained. “There’s also a new family tree with room for aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as a tree with room for lots of siblings.”

A family group sheet, commonly used by people researching the branches on their family tree, has been added as well.

Other family tree templates and ancestor charts are available in a variety of full-color, decorative designs as well as simpler black-and-white designs with room to record as many as seven generations.

“There are some cute charts for schoolchildren, as well as more sophisticated charts that are suitable for framing,” Savetz added.

The new family trees join categories such as multi-generation family trees, family trees with graphics, family trees for kids, family trees with room for photos and more.

FamilyTreeTemplates.net was created by Savetz Publishing, Inc. It is among the nearly 40 sites in the FreePrintable.net family of free printables sites created by Savetz Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to creating useful and informative web sites of interest to consumers and small businesses.

From the March 6, 2009 edition of NewsReleasWire.com.

Free E-Book Offer – Just Sign Up for Family Tree Magazine’s Free Weekly Newsletter

Family Tree Magazine is giving away a free e-book to those who sign up for their free, weekly E-mail Update newsletter.

The book is their 42-page Best of the Photo Detective, a step-by-step guide that helps you examine old family photos for hidden clues to when they were taken and who’s in them. It includes an exclusive excerpt from Uncovering Your Ancestry photo-detectiveThrough Family Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor. Maureen really knows her stuff as deals with family photos. I’ve read her materials over the years, and can say that they are always useful.

Family Tree Magazine’s E-mail Update newsletter delivers the latest news, tips and resources for doing family history research. You can sign up at http://www.familytreemagazine.com/enews. After you submit your registration, you’ll get a link to download the book as a PDF file.

Be careful. When I went to sign up for the free newsletter, I first had to close a form for Family Tree Magazine that overlaid the form for the free newsletter. I just had to click on the x in the upper right-hand corner of the box. Not that I have anything at all against Family Tree Magazine, but I do not need two subscriptions to the publication!

New Research Aids Available – Free Online

Mark Tucker (Think Genealogy) does a presentation titled “Navigating Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard.” He has posted the slides (all 84 of them!) online, using Slideshare. Presented and recommended in that lecture are three excellent research forms that Mark has developed. They are as follows:

  • Research Plan
  • Research Log
  • Research Analysis


Mark has these forms, blank as well as examples all filled-in, available for free download at his site. To access the slideshow and the forms, see Mark’s “3 Documents to Improve the Quality of your Research” blog.