family Tree historian


 Welcome to Family Tree Historian! My name is Josephine Hardy. I’m a genealogist and writer with 10+ years of experience in Italian and Arkansas family history research.

Vital Record Indexes

Many digital images on FamilySearch do not have indexes. Over the past few years we have been creating our own indexes with direct links to the records you want to see. Access them for free!


There’s so much to learn when you’re trying to discover your family history. Learn how to research like a professional genealogist, get tips on navigating records and so much more on our blog.


Purchase the latest research findings from Family Tree Historian. We will have family history publications, how-to’s for DIY family tree historians, location guides, and much more.