Family Tree Photo Mystery Challenge Accepted! Help Us Identify These Old Pictures

Family Tree Photo Mystery Challenge Accepted! Help Us Identify These Old Pictures

Family Tree Magazine’s friend and contributor Sunny Morton sent us several photos she found at an antiques store in Northeastern Ohio, along with a challenge: “There’s enough to possibly identify the family: Names, a place, and even a cousin relationship clue. Can you do it?” And we said: via GIPHY...Read more
Why Was Someone’s Face Cut Out of This Old Family Photo?

Why Was Someone’s Face Cut Out of This Old Family Photo?

Last June, Janet Foss took a trip to visit Kohlhof in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the ancestral village of her Blickensdoerfer line. Foss knows that the Blickensdoerfers were Mennonites from Switzerland who fled persecution and settled in the Rhine valley in the early 1700s. (Overcome five common German genealogy problems with these tips.)...Read more