Rules for Identifying Photographs: Create a Timeline

Rules for Identifying Photographs: Create a Timeline

Timelines are great organizational tools for research. They help you place your ancestor in time within historical context. They can also assist with photo identification. Last week I wrote about studying the photo first. Imagine you have several photos of who you think is the same person. Laine Farley has...Read more
A Brief History of Hanukkah (and Our Favorite Jewish Resources)

A Brief History of Hanukkah (and Our Favorite Jewish Resources)

The holiday commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees defeated the Seleucid Empire in the second century BC. There was enough oil to burn for only one day, but the light miraculously burned for eight days. Use these links to learn more about Hanukkah history...Read more
Exploring Your UK Ancestry: Episode 126

Exploring Your UK Ancestry: Episode 126

Equinox sunrise with a hawthorn tree above valley fog. English Peak District National Park. UK. Credit: Getty Images Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:  This Month in Family History Andrew provides a quick look at a major event that impacted your family history: the end of World...Read more