The Golden Rules
I came across this infographic from Got Genealogy? It offers some great reminders and advice to keep in mind when researching your family history. The reality with genealogy is that we may never ha…
How to Clean an Old Headstone
If you've been to a cemetery to visit a loved one, you probably noticed many stones, especially older ones, in desperate need of repair or at least a good cleaning. There are specific to dos and not to dos when cleaning a headstone. The steps provided here will take you through cleaning a stone.
5 Uncommon Places to Find Your Ancestors' Missing Parents
Locating the names of parents is one of the most important jobs of any family historian and we all spend a great deal of time looking for records to do just that. But, as we all know, it's not always an easy task. Parents can be surprisingly elusive -- mysteriously missing from key documents. In addition, verifying that we have actually found the correct parents for an ancestor can be an even bigger challenge, especially if our ancestor had a common name.
How to Reveal Hidden Details in Your Old Family Photos
Photo scanning apps do a surprisingly good job of preserving old photos and records on the go. See how these three free options helped us reveal long hidden details in an old family photo. Photo scanning apps do a surprisingly good job of preserving old photos and records on the go. See how three free options helped us reveal long hidden details in an old family photo.
Tips for Creating a Family Tree, Heritage or Genealogy Photo Book |
**Post updated March 2020**With the passing of a beloved aunt a few months ago, I acquired a box of old family photos that she had stashed away. As I went through them they brought back fond memories of my childhood, and a small amount of horror as I saw a few of my hideous hairdos […]
Best Genealogy Library Websites in 2016
You can use libraries to research your family history without leaving your home. These libraries have great genealogy search tools right on their websites.
Did You Make This Common Mistake When Scanning Your Family Photos?
Whether you’re scanning your film, printed photos, and documents at home or using a professional scanning company, you will undoubtedly be faced with this perplexing issue—scanning doesn’t actually archive information about your photo.