Amelia Earhart Found!

Amelia Earhart Found!

For more than eighty years the world has wondered, what happened to Amelia Earhart?   Now a History Channel documentary (airing July 9th) suggests an answer to that question. Les Kinney, a retired Treasury department official found a photo in the National Archives. Kinney, former FBI Assistant Director, Shawn Henry, and...Read more
Our Ancestors' Photo-Ready Family Record Sheets

Our Ancestors' Photo-Ready Family Record Sheets

Family milestones are well-known as photo occasions. Births, marriages and even deaths show up in family photo collections.  There’s another family photo op in your family history: The purchase of a photo album or a family record like the one below. c. 1886, Library of Congress Family records suitable for...Read more
Photos and Family Record Sheets

Photos and Family Record Sheets

Family milestones are well-known photo occasions. Births, marriages, and even deaths show up in family photo collections.  There is another family photo op in your family history.  The purchase of a photo album or a family record like the one below. c. 1886, Library of Congress. Family records suitable for...Read more
Family Stories and Old Photographs

Family Stories and Old Photographs

Don’t you love a good story?  I do. As genealogists we’re trained to listen to the tales told at family gatherings and sort fiction from fact.  Pictures not only come with their own set of stories linked to the image but they can be used as proof of a genealogical...Read more
A Year of Passionate Photo Detecting: What Did You Miss?

A Year of Passionate Photo Detecting: What Did You Miss?

On this Photo Detective blog, 2016 was a year of early color (and colorized) photos, photo-ID tips and crowd-sourcing.  If you missed the most-popular posts, don’t worry. The links in this 2016 wrap-up will take you them. Photo Identification Tips Newspapers We started the year off right with a big...Read more