3 Places to Share Family History Documents and Images Online

3 Places to Share Family History Documents and Images Online

On the weekend of January 11-14, 2019 WikiTree and GeneaBloggersTRIBE will host a 72-hour image scanning marathon. You’re invited to join the fun—and start sharing all those family history discoveries that have been languishing in your files and albums. Here are details about the Scan-a-Thon—and suggestions for where to upload...Read more
5 Genealogy Projects You Can Do From Your Couch

5 Genealogy Projects You Can Do From Your Couch

As the days get shorter, you’ll likely find yourself with less to do outside—and more hours to kill indoors. Make the most of your shut-in time with these five easy genealogy projects that will keep you cozy, further your research goals and complement your favorite warm beverage. 1. Write down...Read more
5 Dos and Don’ts to Digitize Your Family History

5 Dos and Don’ts to Digitize Your Family History

Digitize Your Family History Genealogists are all about researching and preserving family history, so it makes sense that you should be doing everything you can to preserve your records digitally. But understanding that and doing it can be quite different, especially when you’d prefer to be hunting down records rather...Read more
Head in the Cloud: Genealogy Preservation and Organization

Head in the Cloud: Genealogy Preservation and Organization

Prevent Disasters from Destroying Your Hard Work There is a surprisingly accessible way to ensure that your genealogy research is safe from flooding or fires, and that’s by storing it in the cloud. Cloud genealogy is a handy way to store your research remotely on servers that you can access...Read more
History Through a New Lens: Adding Color to Photographs

History Through a New Lens: Adding Color to Photographs

Black-and-white photos are charming but remote, as though from another world. Artist Marina Amal brings them to life in a new book, The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 (Head of Zeus). After careful research to determine accurate hues, Amal digitally colorized 200 iconic images: Martin...Read more
Identifying a Fur-Clad Family Member

Identifying a Fur-Clad Family Member

Two weeks ago I deciphered the clues in a mystery wedding. Sandy Eichelberger submitted it. She thought it depicted members of her mother’s family. It’s a three-part challenge. This week, it’s a photo that is a relief from the sweltering summer heat. It’s a woman in a winter coat standing...Read more
Beginner Tips: Where to Look for Great Ancestor Stories

Beginner Tips: Where to Look for Great Ancestor Stories

  One of my favorite aspects of genealogy is finding a good story. Maybe an ancestor took part in an historical event, clawed his way to economic success, survived an arduous migration or even committed a crime. The kinds of things you might see on an episode of “Who Do...Read more